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    Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree Releases on June 21

    Venture in the Land of Shadow.

    Bandai Namco and FromSoftware announced the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree expansion will launch on June 21 for $39.99. Merchandise and various physical editions were revealed as well. 

    FromSoftware initially released Elden Ring in February 2022, and it went on to become the most successful Soulslike game ever released by FromSoftware. In early 2023, FromSoftware announced Elden Ring would receive a new DLC expansion. More than a year after Shadow of the Erdtree’s announcement, Bandai Namco finally reveals more details about what’s to come. 

    Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree Story, Physical Editions and Gameplay Reveal Trailer

    In the new Elden Ring expansion, players will venture into the Land of Shadow to discover new mysteries and danger. Follow in the footsteps of Miquella, face new bosses, and acquire gear in a brand-new Elden Ring story. 

    Here’s an overview of the digital and physical editions, via Bandai Namco

    Base Editions
    • Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree – the standard version of the expansion, available digitally on all platforms.
    • Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree Edition – Special packaged bundle including the Elden Ring base game (disc) and the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree (digital); physical retail versions are available only for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S; available digitally on all platforms.
    Premium Editions
    • Premium Bundle – includes the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree expansion and comes with digital art book and digital soundtrack bonus content for the expansion. Available digitally on all platforms.
    • Deluxe Edition – includes the Elden Ring base game, the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree expansion, and comes with digital art books and digital soundtracks for both the base game and the expansion. Available digitally on all platforms.
    Collector’s Edition (Limited Quantity)
    • Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree Collector’s Edition – includes a single voucher code of the selected platform for the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree expansion and comes with a (46cm) statue of “Messmer the Impaler,” 40-page physical art book, and digital soundtrack. Quantities of the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree Collector’s Edition are limited.
    Exclusive Merchandise Pre-order (Limited Quantity)

    Available only in the Bandai Namco Entertainment Store in very limited quantities, pre-orders are now available for the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree Helmet of Messmer the Impaler. This exclusive item includes a one-of-a-kind display piece made for the most discerning, distinguished, and dripped out Tarnished. This elaborate replica helmet of the imposing Messmer the Impaler is crafted with precise detail and comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity. This item is available only while supplies last and will ship timed with the expansion launch on June 21. This is a collectible item only and does not include any game content.

    Watch the new gameplay trailer below.

    Previously, it was reported that Tencent will be developing a mobile version of Elden Ring. Tencent acquired the licensing rights back in 2022, and the mobile version is supposedly still in the early prototype phase. While Elden Ring was designed as a premium game, Tencent wants to make it a free-to-play game with in-app purchases, similar to the hit game Genshin Impact.

    Lastly, Elden Ring is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected]

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