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Next Skyrim DLC Announced; Titled Dragonborn

Bethesda Softworks have released a trailer, revealing their next portion of downloadable content for The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. It has been dated for Dec 4th for Xbox Live; but no mention has been made for PC or PS3 users.

Titled “Dragonborn”, the trailer’s narration tells the story of the first ever Dragonborn;

 

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“He was once one of them. A Dragon Priest, who ruled here in their name, on Solstheim. But he did not serve the Dragons. He devoured them. And like them, he seeks to return.”

“You didn’t think you were the only one? He was the first…Dragonborn.”

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The trailer shows much of the new land of Solstheim, last seen in TES: Morrowind. Located east of Skyrim and northwest of Vvardenfell,  this island very similar to Skyrim itself, however there were a few snippets of the iconic organic “mushroom houses” of Morrowind as well. The trailer shows what seems to be many new locations, suggesting that the DLC is quite substantial. Certainly a wide shot of the whole island from the sea shows it to be quite large, with multiple towns and villages to be seen.

Arguably the most compelling new feature for players will be the ability to actually ride dragons. The trailer shows the player character climb on the back of a docile dragon, before soaring through the skies. There was no footage of subduing the dragon beforehand, so perhaps the dragon will be more of a companion or pet. Additionally, in one scene High Hrothgar can be seen in the background; so perhaps dragons will be rideable across the whole terrain, not just limited to Solstheim?

In addition to riding dragons, the trailer showcases a few new enemies, including mounted enemies, and adversaries wielding spears, also suggesting there will be a new weapons class in the game. There will also be at least two new sets of armor as well.

Although first impressions seem impressive at a glance; with a still buggy Dawnguard, and very mediocre and disappointing Hearthfire as Skyrim’s back catalogue,  the real test of longevity and quality will be when the content goes live.

Plus with PS3 players still awaiting the slightest bit of news about any upcoming DLC even five months down the line, players on certain platforms are beginning to get more and more disillusioned with Bethesda Softworks and their business practices.

See the new trailer below;

Skyrim Dragonborn Trailer

Matt_Walklate
Matt_Walklate
Matt, 24 last time he checked, was born and raised in Manchester. A self-styled geek; when he isn't annoying his other half by fitting in as much gaming time as he possibly can, he can be found getting his fix of Fantasy and Sci-Fi elsewhere by reading, writing, or watching TV Series and Films. He is also a Michelin 3-Starred Chef in his spare time, and can be found experimenting in the kitchen, and generally poisoning his friends with obscure and mysterious dishes.

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