“THANK YOU ELDEN RING”: The Elden Ring DLC is Bringing Back One Soulslike Staple after Vigilant Fans Noticed One Detail in the Shadow of the Erdtree Trailer

It's becoming more Soulslike than before.

"THANK YOU ELDEN RING": The Elden Ring DLC is Bringing Back One Soulslike Staple after Vigilant Fans Noticed One Detail in the Shadow of the Erdtree Trailer


  • Shadow of the Erdtree trailer revealed the upcoming DLC will arrive this June.
  • Hidetaka Miyazaki confirmed this is the largest DLC they have ever created for a game.
  • The extension will bring new enemies, skillsets, locations, and more for players.
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A lot of stuff was hidden in plain sight in the latest trailer of the Elden Ring DLC, Shadow of the Erdtree. It is only a matter of observance, some caught them. others just let it slip. For one, entry to the Land of Shadow was always there. In fact, it was always there long before the extension was announced.


Now as players wait to enter the Land of Shadow, what should they do if not analyze it and take out as much information as they can? After all, hunger has got to be satiated. In the newest analyses, fans have now put on the table some more details that might not have been noticed under the fog of excitement as many witnessed the trailer.

Is That Kung Lao in the New Elden Ring DLC?

The new Elden Ring DLC arrive in June 2024.
The new Elden Ring DLC will arrive in June 2024.

In a clip shared on Elon Musk-owned social media platform X by a user dubbed Phoebe, the character resembling and appearance of Mortal Kombat‘s Kung Lao, however with an additional cape and a frock, can be seen performing martial arts-like moves that the players haven’t seen in the game before.


She highlighted in the comments that it “looks like Senpou Leaping Kicks,” a skill featured in another FromSoftware game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. It can inflict a great deal of damage when used in combat. It is not the only skill that fans noticed though.

User TheDevDummy wrote, “They straight up bringing back the bone fist and im hyped af.” Bone fist is a part of another Soulslike game, again developed by FronSoftware, Dark Souls 2. Unlike the aforementioned skill, it is a weapon available in one of the game’s DLC Crown of the Ivory King. Much like Senpou Leaping Kicks, it deals in high damage.

Sleuths Are On a Lookout For New Information

Several burning questions will be answered in the Shadow of the Erdtree.
Several burning questions will be answered in the Shadow of the Erdtree.

Elden Ring already offers players a great deal of combat skills, many of which come in handy against challenging enemies. Bloodhound Step is among the most powerful skills in the game in battles against bosses. Some of them require defeating bosses. Like Glintblade Phalanx can be acquired following the the battle against Godrick the Grafted.


Moreover, this time players might rise above the basic sorcery that they used in the game. It could be a whole new territory, maybe supernatural, that they may encounter in the Elden Ring DLC. Bandai Namco’s official page may have teased this as one may find the following words upon scrolling,

Take on the threat with the new powers you can acquire.

Appears that with the inclusion of the features fans noticed, Elden Ring will become more Soulslike than it was before. Several burning questions will be answered in the Shadow of the Erdtree including Miquella’s existence and the new antagonist Messmer. More details may come out when it finally arrives in June 2024.

Did you notice any detail that fans might have missed from the trailer? Tell us in the comments.


Written by Anurag Batham

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