Bandai Namco and Fromoftware have introduced Elden Ring’s first growth is in growth. Named Shadow of the Erdtree, the announcement comes with a bit of idea artwork which I will rampantly speculate on, and never a lot else.

The official blurb:

Rise, Tarnished, and allow us to stroll a brand new path collectively. An upcoming growth for #ELDENRING Shadow of the Erdtree, is at the moment in growth. We hope you sit up for new adventures within the Lands Between.

The artwork reveals a personality driving Torrent, your in-game steed, via a area crammed with illusions of gravestones. Within the distance will be seen the Erdtree with a substance that has the proper color for deathblight leaking from it like sap.

Specul-a-tron time. This appears like a prequel to the primary story of Elden Ring, which might match with the title, and with this character being Miquella. Miquella is the brother of Malenia and one of many Empyreans, who’s cursed to be perpetually younger and created the Haligtree to purge the rot from Malenia. Radagon’s Rings of Mild description says:

One of many incantations of the Golden Order fundamentalists. A present of gratitude to the younger Miquella from his father, Radagon… And but the younger Miquella deserted fundamentalism, for it may do nothing to deal with Malenia’s accursed rot. This was the start of the unalloyed gold.

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By the point of the occasions of Elden Ring, Miquella’s imprisoned by Mohg, Lord of Blood, and will be seen in a type of cocoon type within the boss room. Mohg apparently desires to make Miquella a god however Miquella’s not . One ultimate tidbit is that Sir Gideon Ofnir confirms Miquella remains to be alive. So an growth exploring Malenia’s origins and the doomed quest to save lots of her earlier than the occasions of the game?

To re-emphasise: The entire above is concept and could also be fully flawed. However that is what occurs when FromSoft announce an growth to the largest game in its historical past with one piece of artwork.

Both method, at the very least the gamers who vowed to kill bosses till an growth appeared can have a relaxation now. This exceptional game is now a yr previous and, due to some intelligent post-launch help, has by no means been in ruder health. Yeah: It is time to replay Elden Ring.