Bethesda Unveils Dragonborn DLC


Hey, so let me ask you something.  Have you finished Dawnguard?  Have you perfected your Hearthfire mansion?  If you answered no to either of those questions, you might want to get cracking because there’s yet another dose of Skyrim DLC on the way, and this one looks like it could be the biggest yet.  Read on for all the details.

Unveiled earlier today on the official Bethesda blog, the newest DLC offering is entitled “Dragonborn” and apparently deals with the raising, training, and riding of dragons.  OK, that’s not true.  But the riding part is.  For real.  Check out the trailer below.

Did you see that?  You can totally ride a dragon!  I can’t be the only one who has tried hopping on the back of a dragon in Skyrim.  I actually managed to do it once.  Ended horribly.  But now I’ll finally be able to do it for real!  Holy crap, I’m excited.  I wonder if you’ll be able to command the dragon to shoot flames.  I mean, it would make sense, right?  What’s the point of riding a dragon if you can’t swoop low over Whiterun and fry some villagers? Anyway….

Oh, right… there’s more to this DLC than riding dragons, obviously.  It is revealed during the events of Skyrim that the player character is not the first Dragonborn, but details on those who preceded the current Dovahkiin were scarce.  Now, though, we’re apparently going to meet the very first Dragonborn.  And he does not look friendly.  Observant viewers might have also picked up on clues in the trailer that hint at the DLC taking place in Morrowind, the titular setting of the third Elder Scrolls game.  Travelling back to Morrowind has been one of the longest running rumors in the Skyrim fanbase, and it looks like they might be true.

We won’t have to wait long to find out, either.  Dragonborn will be available on Xbox Live starting on December 4th, and will sell for 1600 Microsoft points.  For those who play Skyrim on PS3 and PC, Bethesda issued a statement saying “get bent.”  OK, they didn’t.  But they might as well.

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