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Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree is $40, but so what?

FromSoftware finally reveals a look at the new Elden Ring DLC, and Shadow of the Erdtree should be a brutally good time on PS5 and Xbox.

Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree pre-orders xbox ps5

The time has come, fellow Tarnished. The new Elden Ring DLC is finally coming to players on Xbox and PS5, and you can expect to dive into Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree on Friday, June 21, 2024. While that’s excellent news, it’s worth noting that it’ll cost you more than your average expansion.

After a two-year wait, it’s finally time for one of the best RPG games ever to expand its narrative, but you’ll need to pay $40 for the pleasure. Pre-orders for the upcoming Elden Ring DLC are live now on the PlayStation and Xbox storefronts. It’s a bit more than previous Souls like games in the genre, with entries like Dark Souls 3 giving players the option to buy a $19.99 season pass in the past.

Shadow of the Erdtree doesn’t cost quite as much as the base game, but it gets close, with Elden Ring retailing for $50 on Best Buy and below on Amazon. The wait for Shadow of the Erdtree has been tiresome for FromSoftware fans, to say the least. Clues from Elden Ring controller leaks or YouTube listings have sent players, and us, down rabbit holes trying to connect the dots

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So, to put you at ease, here’s what FromSoftware says the DLC is about: “Players step into the Land of Shadow to explore a new adventure full of mysteries and danger, to confront threatening bosses with new weapons and armor. Follow in the footsteps of Miquella and unravel the dark side of the Elden Ring story.”


And if you thought the synopsis was secretive, just wait till you watch the trailer. It is packed with all the visual glory and impeccable art design you’d expect, but the array of new enemy types already has us sweating.

Even if we don’t survive to tell the tale in the Land of Shadow, like you, we’re eager to play one of the best games of 2022 again. We even gave it a 10/10 in our Elden Ring review. Until then, you might not know that Elden Ring itself has changed hands – but that isn’t as worrying as you may think.