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Howard confirms that players can become vampires in Skyrim

Saturday, 10th September 2011 21:52 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Betheda’s Todd Howard has confirmed to G4 that players will be able to take on the role of a vampire in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

As in previous Elder Scrolls games, the malady will be contracted and if you can’t find a cure, you will not only become a bloodsucker, but it will completely change how you play the game.

As a vampire in the game, sunlight will harm you instead of making your skin sparkle as if thousands of tiny diamonds are embedded in it, thank God. However, as a vampire you will get a power boost, and feed upon the living as they slumber peacefully in their beds.

Watch the video of the vampire reveal with G4 below.

Skyrim is out on November 11.

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  1. Strange Sultan

    “… instead of making your skin sparkle as if thousands of tiny diamonds are embedded in it …”

    LMFAO

    #1 3 years ago
  2. sithsylar

    ohhh well it worked so well in oblivion…. In Oblivion i remember becoming a vampire no idea how i did it but it totally fucked up my character. I hated it…

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    @2

    Well there is ample time to get it fixed if you don’t want to then ignore getting the cure.

    I am looking forward to this, will be an interesting game mechanic.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. freedoms_stain

    @2, if you fight a vampire in Oblivion you can contract the “disease” Porphyric Hemophilia, which if you don’t seek a cure for within 3 in-game days becomes permanent vampirism.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. tontsa91

    Now he only needs to confirm the possibility to kill children and I will be a happy man.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    @5

    Keep dreaming. It will never happen.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Moonwalker1982

    Very old news, this G4 guy acting like its a big new reveal, sigh.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. OrbitMonkey

    Umm this need to be able to kill child NPC’s. Is that something sad little dweebs ask for on the internet, to try to appear “hardcore”?

    #8 3 years ago
  9. M. K.

    Oh Steph, that was a good one :D! But now I’m sad that I got it :(

    #9 3 years ago
  10. onlineatron

    As long as vampirism still allows me to complete the game, and is a legit way to play. I’m with ‘sithsylar’; contracted the disease in Oblivion and just couldn’t stomach my character anymore.

    #10 3 years ago