18 April 2024
Games Technology

Elden Ring Has Been Teasing Shadow Of The Erdtree All Alongside

FromSoftware’s award-winning 2022 RPG Elden Ring is stuffed with secrets and techniques. Its most evocative ones are hidden in environmental particulars and merchandise descriptions, and once they’re found they provide details about The Lands Between’s characters and lore. Apparently, a type of secrets and techniques might have been alluding to the sport’s just lately unveiled Shadow of the Erdtree DLC this complete time, and FromSoftware stans imagine they’ve lastly found what that one thing is.

As spotted by Eurogamer, redditor cudakid210 posted screenshots of a really mid-looking piece of apparatus. It’s referred to as the Candletree Wooden Shield, and it’s one thing yow will discover comparatively early on for those who’re prepared to courageous the punishing Atlus Plateau area that’s simply previous Limgrave and Liurnia. It’s not the peerlessly high quality protect that drew cudakid210’s consideration, however the iconography emblazoned on it and its description that obtained the Elden Ring subreddit speaking.

“A tall, medium-sized picket protect. Mild for its measurement, and straightforward to deal with,” the Candletree Picket Defend’s description reads. “Thought to symbolize a surreptitious prophecy of cardinal sin, the lit candle-tree design was forbidden.”

The second half about “cardinal sin” and “prophecy” and “candle-tree design” would possibly’ve been signposts for the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC. See, in a February 22 IGN interview, sport director Hidetaka Miyazaki alluded to a “small aspect” in regards to the growth that gamers hadn’t found within the base sport but. In fact, there’s no manner of understanding if the protect’s merchandise description is that “small aspect” that Elden Ring followers might have missed, but when lore particulars plucked from the add-on’s gameplay reveal trailer counsel something, it could be that the Candletree Picket Defend is tied to the flaming sizzling dangerous boy Messmer.

Messmer the Impaler is a brand-new boss coming to Shadow of the Erdtree. He’s a red-haired demigod who, once we first encounter him in the February 21 DLC trailer, is flanked by a ton of lit candles, which might counsel an allegiance to some Candletree faction of types. There are additionally varied enemies both battling with candelabras or wielding gear emblazoned with a candelabra, which simply so occurs to be the exact same image etched on the entrance of the Candletree Picket Defend. Additional, as cudakid210 speculates close to “cardinal sin,” the protect’s description mentions how the “candle-tree design was forbidden,” suggesting that Messmer might have been erased from The Lands Between’s historical past due to his sins. There’s additionally one other potential Shadow of the Erdtree trace that redditor Urusander found: Candelabras hidden within the Haligtree Prayer Room, which they counsel could also be a reference to Messmer’s faction.

When you completely ought to take these findings with a grain of salt, they definitely make it appear to be the extremely anticipated Elden Ring DLC might have been hiding proper below our noses since February 2022. Both manner, we received’t have to attend too lengthy to seek out out if the sleuths had been proper, because the Shadow of the Erdtree drops on June 21. You may pre-order the $40 DLC now.