E3 12: More Elder Scrolls -- Skyrim Expansion, Dawnguard

Subject: General Tech, Shows and Expos | June 5, 2012 - 10:46 PM |
Tagged: video, elder scrolls V, elder scrolls, E3 12, E3

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is getting an expansion pack known as “Dawnguard”. The expansion explores vampirism and to a lesser extent, lycanthropy. Extra content includes new quests related to those vile blood-suckers as well as new abilities and two new skill trees.

Todd Howard spoke at DICE conference and played a video of his team’s GameJam: one week of passion projects.

The Skyrim GameJam sizzle video highlighted several of those projects with many already included in recent patches. A fairly decent period of the video was focused on Vampirism and Lycanthropy and forms the basis of the newly announced Skyrim: Dawnguard expansion pack.

G4 has forwarded some further details from Bethesda as a part of their E3 coverage.

Hopefully the Werebear has also made the cut.

This DLC seems to be a homecoming of the typical expansion packs that we PC gamers remember.

The extra campaign appears to be fairly lengthy for an update with a decently engrossing story. The trailer suggests that you will have a different series of quests depending on whether you support the vampire cult or wish to destroy it. In addition we will also receive two separate skill trees: vampirism will be advanced by feeding on the living and lycanthropy will be advanced by feeding on the dead.

The expansion will launch on (editor's note: Forgot to write the 360 release date) June 26th for the Xbox 360 first with the PS3 and PC to follow at an unspecified date. There is no mention of price. (editor's note: Apparently it'll be ~$20 and was briefly mentioned in the video I linked -- must have missed it.)

Source: G4TV
June 5, 2012 | 11:40 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

The video says it comes out June 26 and that it will start at $20 or 1600 Microsoft points, and Xbox users get the expansion 30 days before the other consoles

June 6, 2012 | 12:30 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It will be 1600 Microsoft points or $20

June 7, 2012 | 01:30 AM - Posted by Garrett (not verified)

YES!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE SKYRIM AND I AM BOUNCING OFF THE WALLS FOR THE GAME now with a expansion pack i am literally crying about it I AM NOW JUST FREAKING OUT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS SUCH A GREAT GAME I WANT THE EXPANSION VERY BADLY NOW!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU FOR FINALLY MAKING ONE!!!!

June 8, 2012 | 10:18 AM - Posted by XamierSnook (not verified)

I have beaten everything on SKYRIM MAXED all collected all items, weapons, armor, books in short...EVERYTHING!!!! I will be MASTER OF DAWNGUARD as wellL ONG LIVE WEREWOLVES>>>!!!!!

June 13, 2012 | 11:32 PM - Posted by Ignightus (not verified)

THAT WAS AWESOME! i have been hoping for new shouts and a tree for the lycan and vampires this is the best elder scroll game yet

(waiting for new Elder Scroll MMO)

June 22, 2012 | 07:16 AM - Posted by Killagy (not verified)

No, no MMO. I'll gladly pass on that.

September 4, 2012 | 08:35 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

seriously you dont want the MMO....20 years since they have made one if you dont want elderscrolls online to come out you aint a real fan of elderscrolls

February 7, 2013 | 07:41 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Who are you to decide who fans are or not? Just because he doesn't want the mmo doesn't mean he isn't a fan. I know plenty of elder scrolls fans who don't want the mmo. He'll, if the mmo is as buggy as Skyrim then I see no reason for an mmo

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