Last night, Bethesda and Zenimax Studios announced that they have been working on The Eldar Scrolls Online. Now we have some screenshots for you and some rather tasty artwork too.

The idea behind The Elder Scrolls Online is to combine the exploration of fantasy worlds that the franchise is known for with the social gameplay of a MMORPG. It’s got the potential to be epic, and it should be seeing as the game has been in development since 2007, the same year Zenimax Studios were formed.

“We have been working hard to create an online world in which players will be able to experience the epic Elder Scrolls universe with their friends, something fans have long said they wanted,” said Matt Firor, game director of The Elder Scrolls Online. “It will be extremely rewarding finally to unveil what we have been developing the last several years. The entire team is committed to creating the best MMO ever made – and one that is worthy of The Elder Scrolls franchise.”

The Elder Scrolls Online is set to hit PC and Mac in 2013, in the meantime take a look at the goodies below.