Recently the ESO team worked with fan favorite Malukah for an original track inspired by The Elder Scrolls Online. The song name, “Beauty of Dawn”, is derived from the lore translation for the word “Tamriel”.
Longtime fans of TES will remember the Ogrim from Morrowind. These Daedra return in ESO, and the embed above give you a first look at their return. To learn more how ZeniMax Online Studios brought this memorable monster back to life, read the feature here.
At Destructoid, Chris Carter reports that the game’s plans for a fully-functioning first person mode looks “… extremely impressive, to the point where it looked like they were playing Oblivion and Skyrim at times.” In a separate article, Carter declares the game “a welcome hybrid of old and new school MMO mechanics” and shares the following thoughts on the game’s distinct Elder Scrolls feel:
“As the developers at Zenimax were showing off the game, you could tell that they really cared about the history of the Elder Scrolls franchise. It was clear after playing it for an extended period of time that there will be lots of lore here to uncover; perhaps more than any other Elder Scrolls game before it.”
For much, much more coverage on the game, hit the jump below…
Update: In addition to the panels listed below, Arkane Studios’ own Ricardo Bare will be participating in a panel titled “Narrative Design – telling stories without words” on Saturday, March 23rd from 8:00-9:00 pm in the Wyvern theater.
Kicking off this year’s convention season, The Elder Scrolls Online will be at PAX East (March 22-24) in Boston, Massachusetts. Visit us at the Bethesda booth to chat with members of the Dev Team, play The Elder Scrolls Online, and get your hands on some unique ESO items, including a free ourboros t-shirt and three purchasable Alliance t-shirts.
In addition, Matt Firor, Pete Hines, and I will be appearing on panels during the event.
In a new wallpaper, Aldmeri Dominion forces attack a keep in Cyrodiil, knowing they must conquer the White-Gold tower for the good of all Tamriel. Their siege weaponry’s destructive power drives the enemy from even steadfast holds.
Exciting news for ESO fans. Later this month we will begin sending beta invites to folks that signed up for beta. To learn more about how the process will work, be sure to check out the FAQ available at ElderScrollsOnline.com.
The latest web update for ESO includes an introduction to High King Emeric, leader of the Daggerfall Covenant. Read on for the story of his upbringing, the breaking of the Siege of Wayrest, and his ascension to the throne, told in his own words. Below is a short excerpt:
King Ranser, alas, was wroth that I had not accepted the hand of his daughter, and he withdrew his ambassador from the court of Wayrest. Although Ranser was invited to my wedding to Maraya in the spring of 566, like the other kings of the Covenant, he stayed, seething, in Shornhelm.
What of the Aldmeri Dominion and Ebonheart Pact? In case you missed it, read tales of their respective leaders, Ayrenn and Jorunn the Skald-King.
Today we’ve announced our 2013 food truck tour for The Elder Scrolls Online!
Similar to our Skyrim tour in 2011, we’re once again working with Future US (the folks behind PC Gamer, GamesRadar.com, and Official Xbox Magazine), to bring Elder Scrolls eats to popular gaming events and universities across the country – including PAX, E3, San Diego Comic-Con, and fine universities like UCLA and UMASS.
The tour all starts on March 10th, when the truck will make an appearance at Austin’s SXSW 2013 festival and feature special guest Malukah — renown for her amazing Skyrim performances.
If you can’t make it to Austin, check out the other truck stops below…
SXSW 2013 – Austin, Texas (March 10)
PAX East – Boston, Massachusetts (March 22)
University of Massachusetts Amherst – Amherst, Massachusetts (March 29)
Michigan State University – East Lansing, Michigan (April 12)
University of Colorado – Boulder, Colorado (April 26)
University of Arizona – Tucson, Arizona (May 3)
E3 2013 – Los Angeles, California (June 12)
Comic-Con International – San Diego, California (July 18)
PAX Prime – Seattle, Washington (August 31)
University of California, Los Angeles – Los Angeles, California (September 20)
University of California, Berkeley – Berkeley, California (October 4)