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Elden Ring

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Bandai Namco Games
Developer: From Software
Release Date: Feb. 25, 2022

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'Elden Ring' Shadow of the Erdtree Expansion Officially Announced, Gets June Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2024 @ 9:48 a.m. PST

Unparalleled adventure awaits in Elden Ring, an epic fantasy action/RPG title created by Dark Souls' Hidetaka Miyazaki, and George R.R. Martin.

Dive into a thrilling adventure and decide the fate of a vast world filled with intrigue and power. Fight against formidable enemies with FromSoftware’s signature melee combat and discover a wide range of inventive strategies made possible by the open-ended Action-RPG gameplay of Elden Ring.

Transported to ages long ago, you will relive the Shattering, a war that brought darkness to the Lands Between, initiated by demigods’ hunger for power. You’ll fight alongside General Radahn and Malenia the Severed, but even these two undefeatable warriors couldn’t reunite a world so badly broken. There is only one hope left: the hope that a new Elden Lord will rise and lift the veil of shadows that has fallen over Marika’s domain.

A new world filled with fantastic tales and lore has been woven by Hidetaka Miyazaki – creator of the influential and critically acclaimed Dark Souls video game series; and George R.R. Martin – author of The New York Times best-selling fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Players will embark on a journey across a meticulously handcrafted world dripping in blood and deception brought upon by a variety of characters with their own unique motivations for helping or hindering the player’s progress, adversaries with profound backgrounds, and fearsome creatures. Throughout their adventures, players will choose the fate of this cursed land by unraveling its secrets and myths.


The Land of Shadow.
A place obscured by the Erdtree.
Where the goddess Marika first set foot.
A land purged in an unsung battle.
Set ablaze by Messmer’s flame.
It was to this land that Miquella departed.
Divesting himself of his flesh, his strength, his lineage.
Of all things Golden.
And now Miquella awaits
the return of his promised Lord.

The first look at the expansion comes two years after Elden Ring — the world created by FromSoftware director Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R. R. Martin, author of the masterpiece fantasy series "A Song of Ice and Fire” — released to broad critical acclaim.

In Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree players step into the Land of Shadow to explore a new adventure full of mysteries and danger, to confront threatening bosses with new weapons and armor. Follow in the footsteps of Miquella and unravel the dark side of the Elden Ring story.

Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree will be available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC via Steam on June 21, 2024.

Pre-orders are now available for all platforms, including special bundles that include the base game, which is required to play the expansion.

Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree is offering different versions for the millions of Tarnished who took on the original as well as new players, who will need the base game to play. The following editions are now available for preorder; unless noted otherwise below, the base game is not included with purchase.

Base Editions

  • Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree – the standard version of the expansion, available digitally on all platforms.
  • Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree Edition – Special packaged bundle including the Elden Ring base game (disc) and the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree expansion (digital); physical retail versions are available only for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S; available digitally on all platforms.

Premium Editions

  • Premium Bundle – includes the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree expansion and comes with digital art book and digital soundtrack bonus content for the expansion. Available digitally on all platforms.
  • Deluxe Edition – includes the Elden Ring base game, the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree expansion, and comes with digital art books and digital soundtracks for both the base game and the expansion. Available digitally on all platforms.

Collector’s Edition (Limited Quantity)

  • Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree Collector’s Edition – includes a single voucher code of the selected platform for the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree expansion and comes with a (46cm) statue of “Messmer the Impaler,” 40-page physical art book, and digital soundtrack. Quantities of the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree Collector’s Edition are limited.

Exclusive Merchandise Pre-order (Limited Quantity)

  • Available only in the Bandai Namco Entertainment Store in very limited quantities, pre-orders are now available for the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree Helmet of Messmer the Impaler.This exclusive item includes a one-of-a-kind display piece made for the most discerning, distinguished, and dripped out Tarnished. This elaborate replica helmet of the imposing Messmer the Impaler is crafted with precise detail and comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity. This item is available only while supplies last and will ship timed with the expansion launch on June 21. This is a collectible item only and does not include any game content.

More will be revealed about the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree expansion closer to launch.

Featuring a vast and seamless landscape with natural weather and time-of-day progression, players will become fully immersed in the world of Elden Ring as they begin their journey and choose on their own path. Traverse on foot or horseback, alone or online with friends across grassy plains, suffocating swamps and lush forests. Ascend spiraling mountains, enter breathtaking castles, and witness other sites of grandeur on a scale never seen before in a FromSoftware title. Elden Ring’s role-playing and customization options allow players to define their own unique playstyle. Experimentation is encouraged with a wide variety of weapons, magical abilities and skills found throughout the world; enticing players to follow previously unexplored progression paths.

Elden Ring gives players the opportunity to chart their own path through its world. Choose to run headlong into fierce battles against daunting foes or take advantage of the game’s stealth and combat systems to gain the upper hand. It is up to the player to decide how to handle the many challenges that lay before them.

Elden Ring is available to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam).

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