Bethesda is getting close to the release date of its upcoming DLC for Skyrim - Dragonborn. According to ShopTo, the company has released new screenshots of the DLC, along with some information about the setting as well as new features.
Here is some information about Dragonborn according to Bethesda:
- Explore Beyond Skyrim Leave the province of Skyrim and travel to the coastal island of Solstheim. Encounter the Dark Elven settlers of Raven Rock and the native Skaal, as you unravel the mystery of a Dragonborn's return.
- Become the Ultimate Dragonborn?Harness the power of the Voice as you face off against the first Dragonborn. Wield new shouts and spells including Dragon Aspect - allowing you to summon the inner power of a dragon to deliver colossal blows and strengthen other shouts.
- New Powers?Discover dark powers as you journey into a new Daedric realm. Collect books of forbidden knowledge and choose new paths for your skills and abilities.
- New dungeons, creatures, weapons, and more Suit up in Bonemold and Chitin armors and wield Stalhrim weapons as you navigate through a myriad of dungeons. Battle formidable foes like Ash Spawn, Rieklings, and more.
Bethesda had originally revealed Dragonborn through a trailer earlier this month. The trailer shows a return to Morrowind, with most of its trippy flora and fauna intact. The trailer also reveals the existence of another character that is a dragonborn, and has shown the ability to ride dragons. Bethesda has announced that the DLC will be available on Xbox Live on December 4 and is set to cost 1600 Microsoft Points which roughly converts to Rs 1,100. The release date for the PC has not been mentioned, and since the PlayStation 3 version hasn’t gotten any DLC so far, it is doubtful if the console will get this one.
While the original guesses about the character from the image that Bethesda had used to tease about the new DLC being a dragonborn weren’t incorrect, the guesses have been wrong for assuming it was the Dovhakiin – the protagonist of the game. The trailer mentions the return to Solstheim, and shows some new gameplay elements including platforming sections.
The return to Morrowind had been heavily hinted in files added to the game after a recent update. There are files named 'DLC2' and 'Dragonborn', which were added in the most recent update to the open world game. These files hinted towards the possibility of being able to ride dragons in the next DLC, as there are animation files for riding dragons. Along with this, some other file names had hinted towards one of the most well-loved areas in the Elder Scroll series – Morrowind.
Morrowind was originally the setting for the third game of the series – The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, and is the home of the dark elves, aka, Dunmer. Quest markers for areas in Morrowind such as Solstheim, Telvanni Castle, Karstaag, Raven Rock and Miraak Temple have been discovered in Skyrim’s files.