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Post by Dan @ 10:15am 25/02/11 | 20 Comments
Bethesda have released a new trailer for the very hotly anticipated The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, this time offering some snippets of in-game action. Here's the official feature dot-points to get your excited:
  • You are what you play - Choose from hundreds of weapons, spells, and abilities. The new character system allows you to play any way you want and define yourself through your actions.

  • Dragons return - Battle ancient dragons like you've never seen. As Dragonborn, learn their secrets and harness their power for yourself.

  • Epic Fantasy Reborn - Skyrim reimagines and revolutionizes the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world open for you to explore any way you choose.

  • Live another life, in another world - Play any type of character you can imagine, and do whatever you want; the legendary freedom of choice, storytelling, and adventure of The Elder Scrolls comes to life like never before.

  • All new graphics and gameplay engine - Skyrim's new game engine brings to life a complete virtual world with rolling clouds, rugged mountains, bustling cities, lush fields, and ancient dungeons.
The official Skyrim site has now also been updated with the currently revealed media and a developer blog that touches on many of the new features and changes.

Watch the gameplay teaser trailer below or click here for the HD option.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is due on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 11th, 2011. Screenshots can be found on our Skyrim game page.

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Latest Comments
Posted 10:40am 25/2/11
Looks awesome, I like the fact they changed the camera when running (hopefully), looks more realistic.
Posted 10:43am 25/2/11
Now I'm adequately satisfied with their new engine. Well at least in terms of visuals.
Posted 10:49am 25/2/11
Yeah I'm keen (wasn't so much after Oblivion), but christ, couldn't they have supplied some dot points of information that weren't less than useless? :P
Posted 10:57am 25/2/11
I like the new character system idea, it could really work well.
Posted 11:04am 25/2/11
very pretty
Posted 11:05am 25/2/11
Actually looks pretty decent, even the third person stuff didn't look as awful and stiff and bethesda games normally do.
Reverend Evil
Posted 11:10am 25/2/11
Will this be a stand-alone game? I don't have the original Oblivion but I wouldn't mind checking this out. I think I'm over WoW now.
Posted 11:11am 25/2/11
Looks better than I was expecting, but the shots of actual gameplay still looked floaty and lame. I'll wait until I see a proper gameplay trailer before I praise them for learning from Oblivions shortcomings.
Posted 11:13am 25/2/11

the legendary freedom of choice,

Legend tells of a legendary warrior who's skills were stuff of LEGEND!
Posted 11:27am 25/2/11
Will this be a stand-alone game? I don't have the original Oblivion but I wouldn't mind checking this out. I think I'm over WoW now.

Not sure if you're being sarcastic. This is the 5th elder scrolls game, oblivion was the 4th. (in the main line anyway..)

but the shots of actual gameplay still looked floaty and lame

Yeah, thought so too. The animation and creature presence in the world has not improved. But oh well, it has other strengths.
Reverend Evil
Posted 11:41am 25/2/11
Ah. Didn't realize it was a whole new game. Hmm, I wonder what the controls will be like.
Posted 11:52am 25/2/11
Thorfinn's Mum: And you've got BOTH axes?
Thorfinn Skullsplitter: Yes, Mother.
Thorfinn's Mum: And something to sharpen them with?
Thorfinn Skullsplitter: Yes, Mum.
Thorfinn's Mum: And don't forget: never let your enemy get behind you.
Thorfinn Skullsplitter: No, Mother.
Thorfinn's Mum: And keep your sword greased.
Thorfinn Skullsplitter: Yes, Mother. Goodbye, Dad.
Thorfinn's Dad: And don't forget to wash - you know - ALL over.
Thorfinn Skullsplitter: No, Dad.
Thorfinn's Mum: And if you have to kill somebody, KILL them! Don't stop to think about it.
Thorfinn Skullsplitter: I never do...
Posted 12:13pm 25/2/11
Is it just me or does practically every fantasy game either released recently or coming out soon have dragons as a central theme?

I mean sure they've always been popular in fantasy settings, but it seems like they are popping up more and more.
Posted 12:20pm 25/2/11
icewyrm... also dungeons :p

it's the theme matey... i don't see it as a recent trend.. that's the way the rpg fantasy theme has always been since gary gygax ;p

(edit) skyrim looks schwoit to me :D
Posted 12:21pm 25/2/11
I think I saw a diagonal moving animation around 1:45 in the trailer but I might be mistaken.
Posted 07:11pm 25/2/11
Posted 04:02am 26/2/11
Bethesda has one sweet Skyrim website. I'll give them props for allowing me to middle click and not embedding clunky flash things everywhere. So.. beautifully minimalistic. The world is a better place for it even.
Posted 09:52am 26/2/11
I'm struggling to decide if I'm more excited about this or ME3.
Posted 10:24am 26/2/11
hahah rav
Posted 10:44am 10/3/11
Bethesda makes awesome games, All the elder scrolls, plus Both Fallouts. Brink looks wicked too, but i Cant wait for skyrim. Its gonna be epic!!!!
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