A few days ago we were able to witness the great news. The FromSoftware Company has been working on the new Elden Ring DLC, and will be called Shadow of the Erdtree. This upcoming release has been accompanied by a promotional image that undoubtedly gives a lot to talk about, and no wonder.
The Erdtree, which is the tree that is shown to us in the background of the image, appears completely charred and injured, and its light, which shone brightly during the main plot of Elden Ring, is now barely perceptible. This can tell us something very important, but if you want to know the 5 things to expect from Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtreewe invite you to continue reading to try to shed some light on so much shadow.
A first look at the official image of Shadow of the Erdtree
It is clear that, as is the usual trend for the From Software content, a vast and detailed world awaits us, with a lot of new places to explore and discover their secrets. Elden Ring and the Middle Lands they are a place to get lost for hours and hoursAlthough of course, we have at first glance the demolished image of the Great Tree.
This can indicate two things. Well that time has passed since the events of Elden Ring and we find ourselves in a devastated world that has lost the Grace that kept it in balanceOr, that we are several years before the events that occurred in the base game, and the scenario we are seeing is prior to the original story of the game.
Who appears in the Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree expansion?
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The next thing we have to look at is the character on the back of Torrentera, the horned horse that appears in the wheat field surrounded by spirits. His figure could correspond to Miquella, Malenia’s brothersince the description of him in the game by Gideon Ofnir is very similar.
EITHER It could well be Queen Márika, although due to its proportions, we can say that the character that appears on the back of Torrentera is just a child. Be that as it may, this would suggest that Shadow of the Erdtree may be set in a timeline prior to the events of the original game.
5 things we can expect from Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree, or at least, what we can intuit
One of the 5 things we can expect from Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree is the same map but a past time line, or maybe future from that of the base game. We can also expect new accessible areas and a completely remodeled landscape design that does not lose the essence of the main plot.
Perhaps the Hieratic Tree, where Miquella rests and in which we face Malenia, be the gateway to the new DLCthat makes us relive a different time of the Intermediate Lands, since when we defeat Malenia, she remains in the form of a red corruption flower, as if resting and still acting as guardian of the place, after her defeat.
It is clear that we are still in the Middle Lands, but we are presented with a darker and more devastated landscape, so we can expect epic boss fights that are darker and more complicated than those in the base gameSimilarly, some of them may be like ghosts from the past, in reference to the dim silhouettes that rise up across the field in the DLC promotional image. One of these bosses may be Márika herself, and not Radagon, as in the base game.
Surely there will be new additions to weapons and spells, as it is new content, it is most likely that we will find ourselves before a new range of skills and equipment that allows us to face this new world. What is clear is that our character will have to prepare for this new adventure that promises to unravel more mysteries of the Intermediate Lands.
Another possibility is that the same the events of the game focus on the future, after the burning of the Golden Treeand let us witness the chaos and devastation that occurs as a new cycle opens up for the Middle Lands.
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These are 5 things to expect from Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree. Be that as it may, we still have a lot to know about this new DLC, and everything for the moment is relegated to theories made by the community or by ourselves. In the absence of an official source that gives us some light on this new path in the Middle Lands, it will have to be us, the players, who give meaning to Shadow of the Erdtree, we encourage you to leave a comment giving your point of view. view on the subject.