The anticipation for an Elden Ring DLC announcement has reached a fever pitch as Bandai Namco plays with our fragile hearts. Brace yourselves, my valiant adventurers, for the plot thickens and the hunt for Shadow of the Erdtree draws near.
It all began with a discovery that ignited the flames of hope. Twitter users, ever vigilant, noticed that Bandai Namco's European YouTube channel updated its Elden Ring playlist on January 15. But that was just the beginning, my friends. Today, on January 18, the same playlist on Bandai Namco's American YouTube channel received an update as well. The signs are clear, and the chorus of excitement grows louder.
Now, before you get too carried away, let me clarify that the playlists themselves haven't revealed any new content. However, these updates suggest that Bandai Namco might have discreetly added a video that has yet to be unleashed upon the world. Could it be a glorious new trailer for Shadow of the Erdtree, tantalizing us with the long-awaited release date of the DLC? Or perhaps it will gift us with glimpses of thrilling new gameplay footage?
But that's not all, my fellow seekers of adventure. There's another clue that adds to the puzzle. Elden Ring's DLC entry on Steam received a mysterious update earlier this week, ending a two-year drought. An "unknown app" mysteriously appeared in the game's DLC entry, leaving us to speculate on its purpose. Just like the enigmatic YouTube updates, it may not mean much at this very moment, but it hints at the gears turning behind the scenes, preparing for a grand announcement.
Let us not forget that Shadow of the Erdtree was unveiled to the world only in February of the previous year. It hasn't even been a full twelve moons since we first glimpsed its glorious potential. However, last month, a ray of hope pierced the darkness as an Elden Ring producer shared that the DLC was "progressing well" but still had a "little ways off" to go before its grand debut. Does this mean that an imminent revelation of the release date is out of reach, or are they simply playing a delightful game of cat and mouse with our expectations?
On a side note, the latest patch for Elden Ring, version 1.10.1, arrived earlier this week, and it brought with it the gift of anti-cheat measures. Alas, for those yearning for a massive balance patch, your desires were left unfulfilled. But fear not, for the hunt for Shadow of the Erdtree shall satiate our thirst for adventure and the unknown.
So, my valiant warriors, the quest for Elden Ring's DLC intensifies with every passing day. The clues are there, teasing us with the promise of untold wonders and challenges. Prepare your blades, steady your resolve, and embark on this treacherous journey as we await the triumphant arrival of Shadow of the Erdtree. The hunt is on!