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Watch the Cinematic Launch Trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online (Video)

The day that many fans have been waiting a very long time for has finally come to pass. Today, fans can finally pick up their copies of The Elder Scrolls Online. In celebration of today’s events, the cinematic launch trailer for the game is now available for all to see. The good news is, we have it right here for you.

Just in case you’re not familiar with the premise of the story involved in the game, here is a quick synopsis for you courtesy of the game’s official site.

It is a time of strife and unrest. Armies of revenants and dark spirits manifest in every corner of Tamriel. Winters grow colder and crops fail. Mystics are plagued by nightmares and portents of doom.


Four years ago, in 2E 578, an arcane explosion of energy in the Imperial City set off mystical aftershocks that swept across Nirn. Mages died or went mad. Supernatural abominations from the plane of Oblivion, the Daedra, appeared in greater numbers than ever before. The constellation of the Serpent grew so large that it dominated the night sky.


So began the grand scheme of Molag Bal, Daedric Prince of domination and enslavement. His Dark Anchors, vortexes of evil magic, weaken the barrier between worlds, threatening to merge Nirn and Oblivion into a single, nightmarish hellscape.


In the midst of this chaos, three alliances vie for control of the Imperial City and the White-Gold Tower. High Rock, Sentinel, and Orsinium stand as one, united under the rule of the High King in Wayrest. Valenwood and Elsweyr have forged an alliance of their own with Summerset, while Black Marsh, Morrowind, and Skyrim have formed a third, uneasy pact.


The Daggerfall Covenant. The Aldmeri Dominion. The Ebonheart Pact.


Three armies will take up arms against the Empire, and against each other, to wrest control of the Imperial City and White-Gold Tower from the dark forces of Oblivion itself.


Where do your loyalties lie?”

The imagery in the trailer is pretty amazing to say the least. While no video game can be held to the same standards as their cut scenes, this one does a pretty good job of trying to uphold the standard.

One of the coolest things in the game is its interactivity. Unlike World of Warcraft where you occasionally end up reading what seems like a novel to complete even the easiest of quests, most of these NPCs speak to you, allowing you to do two things at one time.

I do have to say, though…the absolute best part of this game is its story. It is so detailed and involved that there is something for even the most casual of fan.

Here is a look at the cinematic launch trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online.

When you begin to play the game, which PC and Mac users can do today, you will recognize quite a few of the voices. Underworld’s Kate Beckinsale provides the voice for Queen Ayrenn and The World’s End’s Bill Nighy provides the voice for High King Emeric.

This is not the end of the A-List talent lending their voice to the game. The Elder Scrolls Online also features the voices of Michael Gambon, Malcolm McDowell, Lynda Carter, Alfred Molina, John Cleese, Kevin Michael Richardson, and many more.

The Elder Scrolls Online is now available for PC and Mac. It will be released on June 30thfor the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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