Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree To Feature Sekiro-Like Progression

A welcome change to what could have potentially been a harrowing experience.

Story Highlights

  • Elden Ring DLC will feature a progression mechanic that’s reminiscent of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
  • The progression system will only be active when exploring the Land of Shadow.
  • Shadow of the Erdtree will feature 8 new weapon types further diversifying its gameplay.

In a recent interview with Famitsu magazine, Hidetaka Miyazaki, director of Elden Ring, revealed that Shadow of the Erdtree will feature a progression mechanic reminiscent of Sekiro. Miyazaki explained the system stating, “You will best understand it if you imagine something akin to ‘Attack Power’ in Sekiro.” This “Attack Power” refers to the player’s base damage in the game that increases as you progress through Ashina.

Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree

In Shadow of the Erdtree, a similar mechanic will exist, but it will be “separate from existing levels and only effective within the DLC area.” This implies a distinct power system unique to the expansion, independent of your character’s overall level from the base game.

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Miyazaki elaborated on the purpose of this unique system, stating it allows players to determine how challenging they want the experience to be. Players who find a boss encounter too difficult can choose to explore other areas and raise their “Attack Power” within the DLC before attempting the challenge again. Similarly, those seeking a greater challenge can tackle bosses without a boost for a more intense outing.

Alongside this welcomed addition, Shadow of the Erdtree brings a plethora of exciting new content. The expansion boasts eight new weapon types such as the Japanese daitō, sakabatō, and more.

Shadow of the Erdtree is set to arrive this summer on June 21, 2024, for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and last-gen consoles.

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