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Elden Ring’s Shadow Of The Erdtree Expansion A Sequel-Sized Offering

FromSoftware Elevates Level Design In Elden Ring's Shadow Of The Erdtree DLC

A Closer Look at the $40 Price Tag and Premium Edition

The Elden Ring community is abuzz with anticipation as the long-awaited Shadow of the Erdtree expansion finally receives a trailer reveal, confirming its release date for June 21. This highly anticipated expansion promises to bring an abundance of new content to the Lands Between, resembling more of a sequel than a traditional DLC, and it comes with a price tag to match.

Priced at $39.99, pre-orders for Shadow of the Erdtree are now available on all platforms, with an additional premium bundle priced at $49.99, offering the digital artbook and soundtrack alongside the expansion. While some may find the $40 price tag for DLC quite hefty, likely, many Elden Ring fans would readily pay the price for this substantial addition to the game.

Interestingly, the Steam page for Shadow of the Erdtree refers to it as an “expansion,” not just DLC, hinting at its significant scope. The blurb on the page describes it as an immersive experience, promising a new story set in the Land of Shadow filled with mystery, perilous dungeons, new enemies, weapons, and equipment.

One major question remains: Will this expansion introduce an entirely new map, considering the numerous new areas teased? Or could it feature a different era of the Lands Between, incorporating new content through time-travel elements or other lore twists? Additionally, does the $40 price tag align with the expansion’s content scope, delivering 66% more Elden Ring? Only time will tell.