Bandai Namco Nordics, the regional Scandinavian division of Elden Ring writer Bandai Namco, recently announced (opens in new tab) a celebration and accompanying livestream in Stockholm on February 25 to rejoice the one-year anniversary of our 2022 Game of the Year (opens in new tab). The announcement already has followers in a lather, with quite a few feedback and quote tweets speculating about DLC, and a submit in regards to the celebration on the sport’s subreddit titled “Possible DLC news? (opens in new tab)” attracting greater than 4,500 upvotes and over 500 feedback.
📅 SAVE THE DATE! 📅 Welcome to our #ELDENRING 1 yr anniversary celebration in Stockholm. 🎉On the twenty fifth of February, we invite you all to rejoice with us at Crimson Bull Gaming Sphere in Stockholm. The occasion will even be dwell streamed on Twitch. Extra data coming (very) quickly! pic.twitter.com/H2NsKUKTyyFebruary 1, 2023
As a lot as I would prefer it to be the case although, I do not suppose that is The Large One. The occasion’s card describes it as a “neighborhood celebration,” and guarantees a dwell present, giveaways, contests, unique prizes, a pub quiz, drinks, cosplay, and a few kind of Elden Ring PvP connection (the submit simply says “PvP,” however I feel some method of actual life bloodsport would not fairly match the temper right here).
As we method Elden Ring’s one-year anniversary, followers, myself included, are getting squirrely. At this level within the life cycle of many of the studio’s video games, we might obtain a considerable enlargement pack like The Outdated Hunters or Artorias of the Abyss, usually containing the good ranges, bosses, and weapons of their respective recreation. Elden Ring’s huge although, enormous, with a protracted growth little question taking its toll and any follow-up having to be proportional to that large, high-quality expertise.
We have turned to pondering tea leaves, looking for an indication from the heavens, something to substantiate that there is a Radahn-sized addon coming down the pike. Whereas there have been encouraging indicators like placeholder code for future locations found buried in the files (opens in new tab) or director Hidetaka Miyazaki’s transient promise that his staff has “loads extra issues [they] nonetheless wish to do,” Stockholm and Bandai Namco Nordics simply do not strike me because the venue or host for such a reveal. That is not a dig at Stockholm both—I would just count on it to be nearer to residence in Japan, at a significant occasion like Summer time Recreation Fest, or within the type of a devoted dwell stream with no real-life neighborhood occasion.
This occasion remains to be one thing to keep watch over in the event you’re an Elden Ring superfreak like me, and I’ve a sense that we’ll get some inkling of the sequence’ future across the time of this significant anniversary, however as in all areas of life, do not get your hopes up. Perhaps try one other cool Soulslike resembling Tunic (opens in new tab) to scratch the identical itch, or simply play Elden Ring once more—I lately launched playthrough quantity three and I am nonetheless discovering some issues I missed right here and there.