Just when you thought this year couldn’t get any better for gamers, a brand new Elden Ring expansion has just been announced.

Posted on the official Elden Ring Twitter page at 8AM GMT, the expansion was announced with the title ‘Shadow of the Erdtree’ and a jaw-dropping teaser image.

There were no specific details listed in the tweet relating to a projected release date or testing period, but this surprising announcement was enough to generate a massive amount of hype from Elden Ring fans already.

Even famous streamers couldn’t hold back their excitement in the replies.

While there are very few details to look at right now, Elden Ring fans have already been trying to spot clues about the story in the teaser image.

This is a lore-heavy franchise with some intriguing symbolism, so it makes sense to assume that there are hints and secrets in the artwork.

Fans pointed out that the figure in the image appears to be Miquella or Marika riding Torrent, and that this could potentially be a prequel. This is mainly due to the state of the tree shown in the image, indicating that this DLC may take place before the main game.

Some fans are even theorizing that this could be a Miquella and Godwyn DLC, as the symbols and themes in the teaser image seem to link closely to both characters.

This would be an incredible way to add more depth to the game, giving fans a chance to connect with these characters further and possibly explore their favorite zones in a new time period. It would leave space for sequels in the future, too.

There are very few details about this announcement so far, but I’ll keep this news page updated with every bit of information I can get my hands on. Check back for more updates about the latest Elden Ring expansion soon.