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Elden Ring Dataminer Discovers Dark Souls Enemy Character and It Could Allude to DLC Enemy Types

A recent revelation by an Elden Ring Dataminer unveils Dark Souls-inspired enemy design in specific enemies, hinting at potential content for Elden Ring's DLC.
Elden Ring Dataminer Discovers Dark Souls Enemy Character and It Could Allude to DLC Enemy Types

As we eagerly await the release of the Elden Ring DLC, "Shadow of the Erdtree," players are delving deeper into the base game's content, uncovering hidden secrets and nuances. Recently, a significant discovery has emerged concerning an enemy type that bears a striking resemblance to one found in Dark Souls, potentially offering insights into what awaits us in the upcoming DLC.

For those intrigued by this revelation and curious about its implications for "Shadow of the Erdtree," we've got you covered. Below, we'll delve into the details surrounding this enemy-type discovery and explore its potential significance for the Elden Ring DLC.

FromSoftware tends to incorporate elements from its previous games into its newer titles. For example, Dark Souls 2 borrowed entire boss fights from Dark Souls 1, such as the Belfry (Bell) Gargoyles, while iconic weapons and items like the Moonlight Greatsword can be found throughout the franchise.

Elden Ring Dataminer Reveals DS1 Enemy In Game And Could Indicate DLC Content Capra
A recent discovery reveals that the Elden Ring enemy Omenkiller shares the same code/skeleton as the Capra Demon seen in Dark Souls 1. (Picture: FromSoftware)

These instances can be seen as paying homage to earlier entries or simply streamlining development, given the challenge of creating new content from scratch, particularly for a game as expansive as Elden Ring.

Recently, the Zullie the Witch YouTube channel uncovered a connection between two characters: the Omenkiller from Elden Ring and the Capra Demon from Dark Souls 1. Despite differences in appearance, these enemies share the same internal skeleton, as evidenced by the Omenkiller's invisible tail, reminiscent of the Capra Demon's identifiable tail.

Elden Ring Dataminer Reveals DS1 Enemy In Game And Could Indicate DLC Content Omekiller
Based on the similarities between these enemies, it stands to reason that the DLC could see more enemies reused (but redesigned) as well as the addition of new enemies alongside them. (Picture: FromSoftware)

Players familiar with battling Capra Demons in Dark Souls 1 may recognize similarities in the Omenkiller's move set, wielding dual swords and posing a formidable challenge as a humanoid mob enemy. This discovery raises questions about the upcoming DLC for Elden Ring. FromSoftware will probably continue its practice of integrating familiar elements alongside introducing new content.

This approach isn't new; previous Souls Games' DLCs often repurposed enemies from the base game, adjusting their abilities or attributes to offer fresh challenges. It's conceivable that the DLC for Elden Ring may feature both recycled foes from the base game and reimagined adversaries from earlier titles.

Whether one views this reuse of content as homage or a shortcut, it's evident that FromSoftware is investing considerable effort into the DLC. With the promise of new challenges and potentially familiar faces, the upcoming Shadow of the Erdtree expansion is poised to deliver a thrilling experience that will captivate fans of the Souls series once again.