Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree PS5 PS4

FromSoftware has described Elden Ring DLC Shadow of the Erdtree as its "largest expansion to date", and now it's backing that claim up with some hard stats. In a round of interviews, creator Hidetaka Miyazaki states the expansion is larger than the Limgrave play space, and is made up of fields, legacy dungeons, and other dungeons of varying scale.

There'll be 10 new boss fights, eight more weapon categories, and new weapons on top of them. In terms of difficulty, the DLC is compared to the endgame of the base experience, and there'll be an encounter on the same level as Malenia, Blade of Miquella. "So players who look for that sort of challenge in our games will find a challenge on equal footing in the DLC as well," Miyazaki told Eurogamer.

Speaking to level design, he also said: "There of course will be large open areas, there of course will be legacy dungeons, but we've also experimented with something a little more in-between these as well to bring a more diverse gameplay experience." It's also confirmed there'll be a poisoned swamp area in Shadow of the Erdtree, so have fun with that.

The expansion releases for PS5, PS4 on 21st June 2024, costing £34.99 / $39.99. You can pre-order a few different versions on the PS Store now, including a Digital Deluxe Edition that bundles in a digital artbook and soundtrack. How many hours do you think you'll end up sinking into the DLC? Make a prediction in the comments below.

[source eurogamer.net]