FromSoftware, the Japanese game developer behind the hugely popular Elden Ring, has confirmed that a new expansion called Shadow of the Erdtree is currently in development. The announcement was made via the game’s official Twitter account, putting an end to rumours that had been circulating since earlier this year.
While the company has shared a key artwork for the upcoming expansion, it has yet to provide any details on what it will be about or when it will be released. FromSoftware has acknowledged that it may take some time to reveal further news about Shadow of the Erdtree, leaving fans eagerly awaiting more information.
Rise, Tarnished, and let us walk a new path together.
An upcoming expansion for #ELDENRING Shadow of the Erdtree, is currently in development.
We hope you look forward to new adventures in the Lands Between. pic.twitter.com/cjJYijM7Mw
— ELDEN RING (@ELDENRING) February 28, 2023
As one of the most popular and highly-rated games of the past year, Elden Ring has already amassed a large and dedicated fanbase. Bandai Namco, the game’s publisher, originally expected to sell 4 million copies in five weeks, but the game surpassed all expectations by selling 12 million units within just 18 days.
Despite this success, FromSoftware has only released one DLC for Elden Ring thus far, leaving many fans hungry for more. The announcement of a major expansion will no doubt be welcome news for players who have already explored every inch of the game’s vast world.
It remains to be seen how big the new expansion will be and how much additional gameplay it will offer. However, given FromSoftware’s reputation for creating challenging and immersive gaming experiences, it’s safe to say that fans will be eagerly anticipating the release of Shadow of the Erdtree.