Bethesda and Zenimax Online Studio revealed today through a live stream that Elder Scrolls Online players will finally be able to go questing through parts of Morrowind as part of an upcoming expansion, due out June 6, 2017. Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind will specifically add Vvardenfell, aka the Black Isle, which confirms previous speculation based on data mining that much of Vvardenfell would be coming to the MMO.
This comes hot on the heels of the 15th anniversary for Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, which many fans laud as perhaps the best entry in the franchise despite the wide success of the newer Oblivion and Skyrim.
In Tamriel’s northeastern corner, Morrowind is the home of the Dunmer — or Dark Elves — one of the playable races in the Elder Scrolls. Some parts of mainland Morrowind have been previously accessible to Elder Scrolls Online players, but access to VVardenfall specifically means that players will be able to walk the same areas they once did in Elder Scrolls III, albeit an entire “Era” of at least 400 years before the events featured in the 2002 game.
Fans will be particularly excited considering the eclectic landscapes of Vvardenfall, with its Daedric ruins and Dwemer locales like Clockwork City.
The expansion will also bring with it a new player class called the Warden, some kind of nature-based battlemage that fights with a bear by its side along with a propensity for physical barriers and wielding tornados — and considering the number of Dwemer artifacts featured in the below trailer, it seems incredibly likely that a trip to Clockwork City is in order.
Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind will release on June 6, 2017 with a $59.99 price tag, but it will be $39.99 for those already in possession of Tamriel Unleashed.