First Elder Scrolls Online screenshots, concept art, and details
The first screenshots, concept art, and details are already creeping out of the the cracks of the Internet for The Elder Scrolls Online.
According to GI, in the picture above we can see a fighter and a mage character doing battle against a Storm Atronach. These baddies are "immune to normal weapons and shock attacks, are resistant to poisons, and can reflect spells back at their caster."
Game Informer also points out that the setting behind the battle is an example of daedric ruins built long ago by an ancient race. Travelling throughout the width and breadth of Tamriel, players will come upon "various dwarven ruins, ancient nordic tombs, decayed dwemer buildings, and many other ancient locales, some of which players may have discovered in previous Elder Scrolls games."
While GI isn't revealing anything else just yet, inspired NeoGAF user Nirolak has gone ahead and put together a bullet point list of the major reveals in the Game Informer June cover story. While we won't list them all here, it is definetly worth jumping to the forum post for all the deets. Here is a handful of highlights:
- Coming to both PC and Mac
- A 250-person team has been working on TESO since 2007
- Fully voiced NPC interactions
- Third-person perspective
- Takes place 1000 years before the events of Skyrim
- Three player factions initially: Ebonheart Pact: The Nords, Dunmer, and Argoninans; Aldmeri Dominion: Altmer, Bosmer, and Khajit; Daggerfall Covenant: Bretons, Redguard, and Orcs
- Most of Tamriel will be accessible, including Skyrim, Morrowind, Summerset Isle, and Elseweyr
- PvE and PvP support: Raids and heroic modes for dungeons provide players with story-driven content. 100 vs. 100, faction-based PvP battles will be supported, and balanced/handicapped PvP will also be available for those that enjoy a playing field.
- Built on the Hero Engine, so TESO is reminiscent of games like SWTOR, RIFT, and EQ2 in terms of art style
Finally, here's a ton of unofficial Elder Scrolls Online screenshots and concept art dug up by AllGamesBeta. While there is no way to tell which, if any, of the following pics are genuine, the fact that the screenshot posted above is included in the site's gallery without the Game Informer watermark does allay some of our misgivings. Enjoy!
Source: Game Informer
TESO Concept Art
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