The Elder Scrolls Online is each an try to additional the Elder Scrolls method into one thing extra dynamic and dwelling, and a game that usually appears depending on nostalgia for its continued existence. 2017’s Morrowind growth took us again to Elder Scrolls’ most interesting hour, final 12 months’s Summerset was our first return to a land not seen since Arena, the unique Scrolls game, and subsequent, right here be dragons. Again. And additionally many, many cat-people.
Pictured above is a photograph of my cat carrying a promotional Skyrim hat in 2012. On model, yeah?
While Bethesda haven’t brazenly said what the brand new growth is simply but, they’ve been merrily hashtagging the phrase #seasonofthedragon for the previous couple of days, together with a little bit of lizardy boxart and, properly, the entire thing received leaked by another person anyway.
Dataminers dug up assorted references to and property from an growth known as Elsweyr, which Scrollsgonks will recognise because the land of fan-favourite TES race, the feline Khajiit. Yep, we’re off to fulfill Top Cat and the gang.
Which is a gigantic piece of fan service in its personal proper, however to essentially sweeten the deal, we’re getting dragons too. While The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim involved the return of dragons to Tamriel after a whole lot of years away, ESO has the benefit of being set a millennia earlier than Skyrim. Thus, huge scaly Bob’s your uncle.
Here’s the abstract of the entire shebang, as dug up by datamining followers:
“Venture to the land of the Khajiit in The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr, our latest chapter, an epic story in an all-new zone. Face dread creatures from the previous—Dragons!—and uncover the darkish expertise of a brand new character class, the Necromancer, as you be a part of with new associates and previous enemies to avoid wasting Elsweyr from conflict and devastation.
“ESO reaches new heights of storytelling with a conflict towards the Dragons that unfolds and builds over 4 quarterly releases to an surprising climax.”
An surprising climax is an efficient factor now?
Bethesda addressed the leak with the cheeky tweet “cat’s out of the bag“, and an announcement that every one can be revealed in a livestream subsequent Tuesday, January 15.
They’ve additionally pushed out a quick trailer for a trailer, confirming that the growth will certainly be cat-centric:
Expect particulars and movies and whatnot subsequent week, then.