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Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree leaked screenshots are reminding us of Bloodborne

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree leaked screenshots are reminding us of Bloodborne

Elden Ring taking inspiration from Bloodborne? As if the game could get any better...

Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree might be taking inspiration from another FromSoftware banger, Bloodborne, and I’m here for it.

In less than a month, FromSoftware fans across the world will get to experience Elden Ring’s grand-finale, the Shadow Of The Erdtree expansion.

Check out the latest trailer for the expansion below.

It promises a fresh open-world almost as big as the base game’s, along with plenty of new bosses to battle, including the incredibly creepy villain Messmer, who’s presumably the DLC’s new Malenia.

According to the latest leaks, it’ll take around 70 hours to finish if you want to be a completionist about it.

While the DLC looks spectacular, and the perfect way to cap off what is arguably FromSoftware’s best game to date, fans have been drawing comparisons between the expansion and other projects from the developer.

Taking a look at the screenshots and gameplay, we can see Shadow Of The Erdtree takes place in what appears to be an entirely separate plain of existence.

It’s believed that to access this new world you’ll have to interact with Miquella’s husk in the base game, which means Mohg will be a mandatory fight for those looking to get into the DLC.

As the title implies, this new world is covered in shadows, with gothic architecture and a general depressing atmosphere. This is a sharp contrast to the base game’s royal aesthetic, especially the golden aura of Leyndell.

Many believe FromSoftware has taken inspiration from Bloodborne for the DLC, which still hasn’t received a PlayStation 5 upgrade, or a remake/remaster for that matter.

Whether the Bloodborne inspiration is intentional or not is unknown, but judging from some of the body-horror the enemies are exhibiting, it’s not a stretch of the imagination by any means.

Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree comes out next month, and will be the last hurrah for one of FromSoftware’s best soulsborne titles.

Featured Image Credit: Bandai Namco

Topics: Elden Ring, Bloodborne, Fromsoftware, Xbox, PlayStation, PC