Hello to you all! I was in the middle of typing up a “hey, we’re back!” edition of Week(ish) In News, when suddenly I see an announcement pop up. The Elder Scrolls Online, yes the long fabled Elder Scrolls MMO has been announced!

Game Informer broke the news earlier with a reveal of their June magazine cover:

Game Informer June Cover - The Elder Scrolls Online

I will also save you from my faboyish rambling for another minute by simply quoting what they had to say on the game’s story:

Developed by the team at Zenimax Online Studios, The Elder Scrolls Online merges the unmatched exploration of rich worlds that the franchise is known for with the scale and social aspects of a massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Players will discover an entirely new chapter of Elder Scrolls history in this ambitious world, set a millennium before the events of Skyrim as the daedric prince Molag Bal tries to pull all of Tamriel into his demonic realm.

The plan is for the game to have three factions competing in open-world warfare over the province of Cyrodiil and the Emperor’s throne. It is also heavily implied by Game Informer that we will be journeying from “Elsweyr to Skyrim and everywhere in between.” Looks like the Khajiit homeland will finally be getting some screen time.

Keep checking back here for more information as it develops. If you would rather, you could also go directly to Game Informer’s Elder Scrolls Online hub for more info. But hey, what would be the fun in that? Plus we think you’re way prettier than they do, so stick around cause…you left already, didn’t you? Fine…

Source: “June Cover Revealed: The Elder Scrolls Online (Game Informer)”

Update: Check out our article here for a sneak peak at The Elder Scrolls Online with its first teaser trailer.