The Ring That Reigns Supreme: Exploring the Phenomenal Success of ELDEN RING

With fantasy and ARPG (Action Role-Playing Game) gamers employing never-ending Googles for their next big adventure, what ring was 2022’s most desired accessory? Yes: FromSoftware’s Elden Ring. And also: what’s the secret behind it becoming the fantasy ARPG to beat in 2022? In this far-ranging discussion about FromSoftware’s latest masterpiece, we’ll dive deep into the reasons for Elden Ring’s rise and demonstrate why its world is utterly unforgettable.

The Rise of ELDEN RING

Elden Ring was released for Xbox, Windows PC and other platforms on 25 February 2022 and it shot to the zenith of global popularity almost overnight, selling 12 million copies within a matter of weeks. By the end of March 2022, it had sold 13.4 million. With its rich story, sprawling open world and showstopping boss-battles, it seemed destined for great success – and the fans were faithful to the hilt.

A Milestone Unmatched: 25 Million Copies Sold

More than two years after its release, Elden Ring’s story of success is still unfolding. Its copy counter has eclipsed 25 million. The Shadow of the Erdtree DLC is poised for release later this month, and the world of Elden Ring is set to expand once more with an even bigger finale. Announcement from @EldenRingX 劇otto linear(琴織 ちゃん)— ELDEN RING X (@EldenRingX_jp) March 6, 2023This is a story about how gamers came together to appreciate the art of a world that was created to be loved, and how their love mutually sustained both.

A Glimpse into the Shadows: The Anticipation for Shadow of the Erdtree

There is huge anticipation for the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC, an expansion set to come out soon that should send Elden Ring back up the sales charts on multiple gaming platforms. The hype around the expansion shows that people are still keen to return to the world of Elden Ring and the series, and that the game hasn’t lost momentum or interest of fans. With new maps, bosses, dungeons and lore to uncover, the DLC should be an epic continuation of the Elden Ring story.

The Crown Jewel of Fantasy ARPGs

On top of the game’s record-breaking commercial success, Elden Ring also stands out as one of gaming’s most notable experiences in terms of gameplay. Regarded by many as the culmination of the fantasy ARPG genre, it’s one of the most rewarding, daunting and engaging games ever made. Whether you’re returning for a fresh trip or heading into it for the first time ahead of DLC, Elden Ring has an adventure for you.

Sealing the Deal: Pre-orders and Collector's Editions

Players ready to explore the lesions and crypts for the coming of the Shadow of the Erdtree can already reserve a copy on their Xbox, PS or Windows PC, by pre-ordering. For those fans eager to collect, the Collector’s Edition comes loaded with extra goodies for the ultimate collector to really immerse themselves in the realm of the Land of Shadow, taking game collecting to the next level!

What You Need to Know About ELDEN RING

At its most elemental, Elden Ring is not only a game, but a cultural event, and one that has provided a unique and indelible measure of what a truly epic fantasy ARPG can be. It’s hit the marker for story, world and gameplay in ways that make it hard to imagine it being surpassed for some time – and it won’t be. In its peculiar way, a legend has begun, and Elden Ring’s ring is shining as brightly as it ever has. We’ll take Shadow of the Erdtree to tell us more.

Overall, Elden Ring’s frenzied release and its eagerly awaited DLC expansion demonstrates that, after unleashing an explosive perfection into the world back in February, FromSoftware’s latest fantasy ARPG is here to stay. Elden Ring continues to captivate the gaming public, break records across the board, and elicit criticism reserved for games that become global phenomena. Japan’s most famous game company has released an ARPG that’s destined to be remembered among the magnificence of gaming itself. For now, we can only wait to see what awaits us in the long shadow of the Erdtree.

Jun 13, 2024
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