An Elder Scrolls Online trailer video has been released one day after the new MMORPG was announced.

The trailer video, which is more of a teaser than a real introduction to the game's features, playing style or graphics, shows a high-def clip of twisting metallic dragons as a thick-accented narrator speaks about the state of Tamriel a millenium before Skyrim, when the masively multiplayer online role-playing game is set to take place:

The imperial throne sits empty. The dragon fires cold, unlit, and from every corner darkness grows, the voice intones. Now, ancient enemies band together, unlikely alliances are forged, old ambitions rekindled, and as enemies rise faster than allies, salvation cannot come from one hero alone, but from many.

Check out the Elder Scrolls Online trailer video by clicking this link.

The release date for the game, created by Zenimax Online Studios, has been set for 2013, according to the official announcement of the game, which was reported first by Game Informer Thursday.

The long-anticipated title will get a full write-up in the June issue of Game Informer, which will explain the way Elder Scrolls Online brings the whole series together, from Skyrim to Elsweyr, and wraps the whole land of Tamriel into one expansive world.

But some of that information, as well as the first screenshots of the game, is already available on the video game blog Dark Side of Gaming, which on Thursday released some great information about the new game, including details on gameplay, character choices and leveling, and game development. Click this link to read DSO's article and check out the first screen shots from Elder Scrolls Online. 

The game will offer all the familiar features of previous Elder Scrolls titles -- from a wide variety of character types and quests to the large scale of the playing environment -- all inserted into one of the largest world ever created for a massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

Taking place a thousand years before the time of Skyrim, Elder Scrolls Online will allow players to explore the history of prince Molag Bal and his quest to drive Tamriel into darkness, according to Game Informer.

It will be extremely rewarding finally to unveil what we have been developing the last several years, Matt Firor, the game's director told the video game magazine. The entire team is committed to creating the best MMO ever made - and one that is worthy of The Elder Scrolls franchise.

Game Informer's June cover story will have all the details on the game, which will be available on PC and Macintosh, as well as an inside look at the ways the game will have three player factions competing across Tamriel.