It’s very easy to get lost in gaming lore sometimes (depending on the game of course). I myself enjoy reading snippets here and there, but get easily overwhelmed if there is too much. Still, I know there are gamers out there who enjoy reading every tiny scrap of paper they find. Are you a huge Elder Scrolls fan? Of course you are. Does your shelf have some awkward looking, unfilled space? Keep reading…
Bethesda have announced two new series of books which I’m sure any fan of The Elder Scrolls series would love to have (PC Gamer via Bethblog):
Not since Encyclopedia Britannica’s heyday have volumes of books looked this cool and demanded to be on your bookshelf. With The Elder Scrolls Online, two volumes covering “The Land” and “The Lore” feature never-before-seen art and extensive lore surrounding the game. Meanwhile, by popular demand, the Skyrim series offers the first opportunity to get all of the game’s in-game text across three volumes.
Encyclopaedia? What is this, 1998? Fus Ro NOPE! You need to replace your old school Wikipedia collection with words and tales that actually matter! The first series of books will contain lore from The Elder Scrolls Online.
THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE: TALES OF TAMRIEL – VOL. I: THE LAND
THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE: TALES OF TAMRIEL – VOL. II: THE LORE
Step into the fantasy world of The Elder Scrolls Online with THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE: TALES OF TAMRIEL – a series featuring a vast collection of in-game lore and original art. The two bound volumes chart the ongoing struggles between the Aldmeri Dominion, the Daggerfall Covenant, and the Ebonheart Pact – as well as the deadly invasion of Daedric Prince Molag Bal. Each book features close to one hundred specially commissioned, never-before-seen pieces of art illustrating the lives, the land, and the lore of Tamriel at war.
Maybe you couldn’t give a (level 1) rats arse about TESO. I know there are those of you who still gallivant around snowy peaks, shouting at innocent enemies like there is no tomorrow. Methinks this series is more suited to your tastes…
THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM – THE SKYRIM LIBRARY, VOL I: THE HISTORIES
THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM – THE SKYRIM LIBRARY, VOL II: MAN, MER AND BEAST
THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM – THE SKYRIM LIBRARY, VOL III: THE ARCANE
From the archives of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim® come the collected in-game texts, THE SKYRIM LIBRARY. This lavishly bound, three-volume series chronicles for the first time all of Tamriel’s history, and covers a multitude of Elder Scrolls lore – including the cultures, creatures, magic, myths, and more – illustrated with stunning art.
Honestly, I am not the hugest Elder Scrolls fan, but hot damn these sound like awesome books to own! The first volumes for both series will be out in March 2015. No pricing has been confirmed. I’d be willing to bet that it won’t be cheap though, not one bit.