The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr screenshot of the new Necromancer class in combat

The Elder Scrolls Online MMORPG will be heading over to Elsweyr this June 4th, with an early access period starting on May 20th. Besides giving players a chance to explore the Khajiit homeland, the Elsweyr expansion will also bring in a storyline filled with dragons, new dungeons and world bosses to conquer, as well as a brand new class to play around with - the Necromancer.

If you're wondering what exactly the forbidden arts have to offer, as well as how the Necromancer differs from all of the other spellcasters, allow me to share with you the recently posted and rather in-depth developer preview. Have a gander:

While I'm not impressed by some of the spell animations, the overall theme behind the Necromancer class seems to be really solid. I especially love how the NPCs react to you using forbidden magic, something that not even modern RPGs really take into account when adding some of the more 'out there' classes. I can only hope these sort of loving touches will be coming to the vanilla classes as well, because after a few expansions they have really started falling behind in terms of design.

My little musings aside, you can learn more about the Necromancer class, as well as The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr expansion, over at the official website.