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Elder Scrolls Online Food Truck Hits 11 Locations This Summer

Someone stole your sweet roll? Don’t worry, ZeniMax Online Studios has got you covered!

The Elder Scrolls Online developer announced today that it would be sending a food truck to five major conventions and six college campuses throughout the United States from March through October. A schedule for European sites is said to be in the works.

You can catch the TESO food truck at the following venues:

  • SXSW 2013 – Austin, Texas (March 10)
  • PAX East – Boston, Massachusetts (March 22)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst – Amherst, Massachusetts (March 29)
  • Michigan State University – East Lansing, Michigan (April 12)
  • University of Colorado – Boulder, Colorado (April 26)
  • University of Arizona – Tucson, Arizona (May 3)
  • E3 2013 – Los Angeles, California (June 12)
  • Comic-Con International – San Diego, California (July 18)
  • PAX Prime – Seattle, Washington (August 31)
  • University of California, Los Angeles – Los Angeles, California (September 20)
  • University of California, Berkeley – Berkeley, California (October 4)

The SXSW stop in Austin will also feature the musical stylings of singer/composer Malukah, whose haunting covers of the Skyrim soundtrack are all over YouTube. Give her a listen, will you?

If we want to really speculate, could the fact that the tours wrap up in early October point to a possible launch of the game after that date? Or maybe that’s just when they figure they’ll run out of food? Hey, these are gamers and college students we’re talking about, so let’s hope they bring about double what they expect they’ll need.

The larger question might be: Is the way to geeks’ hearts through their stomachs? Maybe. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen an Elder Scrolls food truck. I’m sure that the nords in their mead-halls used napkins, especially ones with “Skyrim” printed on them. And as the blogger writes, the promotion was effective:

[quote]I, personally, have never played any games from The Elder Scrolls series, but the food truck got me looking into the game and talking to my friends about it.[/quote]

OK, so maybe that’s not the perfect comparison. Just as long as they don’t serve authentic Bosmer cuisine.

Jason Winter has held several positions in the tabletop and video-gaming industry since 1996, including writer, editor, marketing coordinator, and game designer. He's the former editor of Beckett Massive Online Gamer and almost considers himself competent in PvP. In addition to his work with Gamebreaker.tv, he also blogs about video games at http://jasonwinter.wordpress.com.
  • Hicks64

    Fresh sweet rolls… ^_^

  • http://twitter.com/Fursnake Andrew Witt

    Is it going to be filled with leeks?

  • http://www.facebook.com/MyFebronia Michelle Brady

    None in Orlando.  Lol marketing team.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1260066056 Steven Diaz

    Yes, ignore New York as usual.  It’s not like you get a huge portion of sales from NY.  Bah… I’ll go cry in my corner now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.jenkins.73 Jason Jenkins

    nice gesture by them, also that malukah gal sure did a good job with those songs

  • MissBegotten

    Wow… CA gets four stops, and the AZ is close too… how did that work out??

    And the south gets the Texas stop, and not much else.  Guess they are focusing on where they think the player base will be.

  • DoctorOverlord

    Thank you for the heads up GBTV!   I wouldn’t have known about this food truck coming to SXSW in Austin or the musical offering.  

  • Jpeasy

    Link to Malukah’s youtube page rather than IGN’s.  http://www.youtube.com/user/malufenix