Get your first look at this expansion's new areas and gameplay.
Screenshot from Shadow of the Erdtree showing showing gloomy skies, a giant tree, and a person on a horse.

Well, I was waiting to post this until I received a press release email about Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree, but apparently none were sent out by Bandai Namco yet. So, let's just roll with this based on what we can pull from the official website.

First off, we know that Shadow of the Erdtree will be released on June 21, 2024 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. It looks like you've got a choice of digital purchases between the $39.99 base edition or $49.99 for the Shadow of the Erdtree Premium Bundle. Both versions will include some pre-purchase bonuses.

All pre-purchases will get access to a bonus gesture. The Premium Bundle includes the Erdtree expansion, plus a digital artbook and soundtrack.

Those looking for something a little more extravagant can purchase a couple of different physical items. First, there is the Messmer the Impaler's Helmet for $189.99. This is only the helmet and does not seem like it comes with the game or expansion.

Then there is the $249.99 physical Collector's Edition for Shadow of the Erdtree. This comes with the expansion, a Messmer the Impaler Figure, a 40-page artbook, and a digital original soundtrack. This is available for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.

Get a look at both of these physical releases below along with a couple of additional screenshots and, of course, the gameplay footage reveal.

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A New Story
Guided by Empyrean Miquella, players are beckoned to the Land of Shadow, a place obscured by the Erdtree where the goddess Marika first set foot. In these strange new lands, players discover the dark secrets of the world as they meet others who follow in Miquella’s footsteps with ulterior motives.

Exploring a Familiar World Full of New Secrets
ELDEN RING Shadow of the Erdtree takes players beyond the Lands Between to explore the Land of Shadow, a completely new world from ELDEN RING. Players can seamlessly travel back and forth between its vast maps interspersed with diverse situations and meticulous dungeons where menacing enemies roam.

A Further-Deepened RPG
Shadow of the Erdtree adds new weapons, equipment, weapon skills and magic not found in the base game ELDEN RING, along with new enemies, boss encounters and plotlines to further increase players' RPG freedom. Take on the threat with the new powers you can acquire.​​