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A lot of gamers who may have missed out on the original PC and OG Xbox release of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrorwind will get a chance to kindle some of the fond moments from the region in The Elder Scrolls Online. In fact, Bethesda released a new trailer to showcase what's in store.
The trailer was posted up over on the Bethesda Softworks YouTube channel. It's a trailer that clocks in at just under two minutes, but it's not just a nostalgia trip, it's a showcase of a world remade and re-envisioned for today's generation of gamer.
Updated graphics for many of the iconic locations of Morrowind give the expansion an identity all its own, despite being attached to The Elder Scrolls Online. Some of the locales, such as the mushroom-looking city, the villages by the sea, and some of the Dwarven architecture and underground mines protected by ancient mechanical guardians, all make an appearance in the trailer.
The trailer ends giving gamers a brief glimpse at some of the bosses, the weapons, the magic, the enemies and a reminder that the expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online launches June 6th. Now I've never been that big into the Elder Scrolls games, but when the trailer faded out to an orchestral rendition of the original Morrowind theme song, I admit that I got goosebumps. Personally, it was always the best theme song from the series just because it opted for a subdued yet heroic melody as opposed to the more bombastic theme featured in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
But getting back to the expansion... one of the things that always took my breath away in Morrowind was visiting Vivec. While it was nowhere near as aesthetically pleasing as Sadrith Mora, the highlight of Vivec was that it was just so huge, and it seemed like it had so many different layers and tunnels and depth to it. I remember spending hours just exploring all the different areas of Vivec, and the nooks and crannies, dungeons and arenas present.
Well, gamers who missed out on Morrowind will be able to visit Vivec and Sadreith Mora and other iconic locations from the game in The Elder Scrolls Online.
Even though it takes place well before the events of The Elder Scrolls III, there should be lots of tidbits of lore for gamers to uncover as they venture throughout the land completing quests and fighting monsters.
The feedback from the community so far is that a lot of people are hyped for the expansion. Even though I've never been much of a fan of The Elder Scrolls Online, I do have to admit that the updated visuals, improved combat and the fact that some of those visually stunning vistas from Morrowind making their way into ZeniMax Online's MMO does make it seem awfully tempting.
The new expansion will be available on June 6th for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC.