The third game add-on for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is scheduled to arrive next month. Dragonborn, the name of this DLC, will focus on a new character, a Dragonborn of the past.
Dawnguard, the first Skyrim DLC, brought new weapons, quests and a storyline between vampires and their enemies, the Dawnguard. The expansion brought about 10 hours of extra gameplay, 20 if played a second time (fighting on a different side).
Hearthfire was announced and released shortly thereafter and offered players the option of building a home and adopting children. This was a relatively small expansion with a reasonable price tag of 400 MS Points ($5).
The third DLC is scheduled to arrive on Microsoft’s Xbox 360 system on December 4, 2012 and will set you back 1600 MS Points ($20). Unsurprisingly, PC and PS3 release dates were not announced.
There is some good news for Playstation 3 owners. Bethesda has tweeted that at long last they are close in releasing some DLC goodness on the PS3 version of Skyrim. The Sony console has yet to receive neither Dawnguard nor it’s smaller brother, Hearthfire.
The official trailer is short on words but with your help, maybe we can squeeze out a few clues. If I’ve missed anything important, please leave a comment below.
Based on the short clip, the Dragonborn DLC is named after a Dovahkiin of the past, not you. An unknown narrator explains his cold nature as a dragon slayer and desire to return. Is he friend or foe?
Here’s a quick transcript of the Dragonborn DLC trailer:
He was once one of them, the dragon beast.
He ruled here in their name, ruled over Solstheim.
But he did not serve the dragons.
He devoured them.
And like them, he seeks to return.
You didn’t think that you were the only one. He was the first. Dragonborn.
In one frame of the trailer, the familiar land of Morrowind can be seen along with the familiar mushroom biomes. In another, the character seems to be controlling the dragon, almost training him and eventually riding him. Will we be able to travel Skyrim by dragon?
There’s also many enemies seen that we haven’t encountered yet: clay-based looking monsters and flying alien-like insects.
One redditor offered his guess on the identity of this Dragonborn: “I’m guessing that this guy is Konahrik. Now, I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s a Snow Elf … there is a plot in the base game to gain access to Bromjunaar Sanctuary and thereby Konahrik’s mask.”
We will update this post with more details as they become uncovered. For now, save your MS Points; Dragonborn looks like it’s going to be an amazing add-on. We’ll also be launching a contest a week before release, so be sure to add us on your favorite social network (Facebook, Google+, and Twitter) for your chance to win a free copy of Dragonborn.
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