In the realm of video-gaming, all eyes have turned to the beloved software house, FromSoftware, and their recent venture- Elden Ring's first expansion pack. A slice of good news has entered the gaming world as Kadokawa Corporation, FromSoftware's parent company, has confirmed in its recent financial report that the development of the much-anticipated expansion, named Shadow of the Erdtree, is "proceeding smoothly."
Despite the absence of a defined release date, Kadokawa's statement brings a sigh of relief for the fans eagerly waiting for the expansion. The development of Shadow of the Erdtree has been shrouded in mystery since its announcement in February, leaving fans with nothing more than an intriguing piece of concept art. Yet the unexplained depiction of a desolate landscape, featuring a mysterious blonde rider, has unfailingly triggered a surge of fan theories ranging from time-travelling concepts to dream realms and links to Demigod Miquella.
The last windfall in this franchise was the free Coliseum update, which brought refreshing Player vs Player(PvP) arenas and modes. Fans are now looking forward to more such thrilling gameplay experiences in the upcoming Shadow of the Ertree.
The buzz around FromSoftware doesn't end here. The company, famous for its captivating gaming experiences, recently declared its plans to recruit talent for "multiple new projects." These future projects are speculated to include the intriguing Shadow of the Erdtree expansion. Kadokawa's financial report further shed light on the studio's plans to bolster FromSoftware’s in-house publishing by the end of the fiscal year 2027, suggesting a plausible shift away from the usual practice of partnering with publishers like Bandai Namco and Sony.
Apart from Elden Ring, FromSoftware's gaming portfolio also comprises the enormously popular Armored Core series. The financial report includes an update on the latest installment, Armored Core 6: Fires Of Rubicon. The game has secured stellar success, with over 700k copies sold in Japan by the end of September. As far as global sales are concerned, Kadokawa has maintained a positive outlook, expecting an upswing in the second half of this year. The game's strong start on Steam promises a shining future for the mechanical warfare series.
While the gaming community anticipates more brutal boss battles and the consequent thrilling adventures offered by FromSoftware's games, there's still room for exploring other gaming territories. Until more exciting updates from FromSoftware step into the light, gaming enthusiasts can immerse themselves in some other games bearing resemblance to the enigmatic world of Elden Ring.
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