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Skyrim: Dragonborn DLC trailer lands, watch it here

Monday, 5 November 2012 15:04 GMT By Dave Cook

Skyrim: Dragonborn is the next expansion for Bethesda’s sprawling RPG epic. Watch the reveal trailer below.

Looks like there’s another Dragonborn. Making two. You and a chap in a funny mask. As previously rumoured, you’re going to get to ride on dragons in the upgrade.

Dragonborn will be available for download for 1600 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE on December 4, as per the Bethblog.

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27 Comments

  1. YoungZer0

    Should’ve been called ‘Dragonborns’.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. _LarZen_

    That was one boring trailer.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. YoungZer0

    I just hope we get some of the fucked up armors from Morrowind.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. SlayerGT

    On my list of most disappointing games this Gen. Right in front of Ace Combat. Sucks

    #4 3 years ago
  5. SplatteredHouse

    @4: yeah, all hail cross-country: the videogame…Now, with horses!

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Hcw87

    Are you retarded, or do you just not like RPG’s?

    There are no other RPG’s out there with more content, better atmosphere, graphics, immersion, sound, than Skyrim. I dare you to name even one from this generation.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. SlayerGT

    @5 I thought the game was great. I just can’t play it. I actually like the “cross-country” aspect. The world is so rich I never fast traveled ever. Guess I should have..might have kept the game from breaking.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Edo

    @6 While I like really liked Skyrim there’s this little game called The Witcher 2 that actually tops Skyrim in many of those areas you just named,and while it lacks in the sheer amount of content it makes up for it in quality.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. SplatteredHouse

    The valuable part of Skyrim was its settings, to a degree principal characters, and to a greater extent, its thematic inspiration. Oh, #6. There was definitely a lot in it, but unfortunately the gameplay was very one-note. Many and varied instances of “exploration” involving entering a location, heading inside and slaughtering all the occupants. No matter how more interesting their being present made the world. Sometimes, there’d be chests at the end. Deviations were uncommon.

    The powerful threat from dragons in the sky was another interesting aspect, too – until they headed to ground and got death-by paper-cutted into a pile of bones. Immersion? The narrative path was underdeveloped, superceded by the needs of the game to leave joining any group little more than another achievement complete. Atmosphere, yes, there definitely was some. The Dagon quest-line was memorable, too.

    In my response, I didn’t attack the game as bad. It’s just that most of the memory that I have of it, is running across plains, hill and tundra between dungeons (cba to fast travel for much the same reason as #7). I preferred to paint it that my toon had to actually travel across the land to get to where they wanted to head.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Hcw87

    Witcher 2 is great, like for example Dragon’s Dogma 2. But just like Dragon’s Dogma 2, it feels more like an action RPG with linear progression, unlike Skyrim’s openness. Areas in Witcher 2 open in sequences or acts if you will, but in Skyrim you can go anywhere and do anything no matter what level you are. It’s completely different games in that regard, and it’s what makes Skyrim stand out from anything else atm.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Edo

    @10 It’s funny that you have mentioned that The Witcher 2 and Dragon Dogma are more like an action RPG since a lot of people think that Bethesda went the same route with Skyrim especially after you take two previous Elder Scrolls games(Morrowind and Oblivion)into consideration.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. DarkElfa

    It’s stupid to expect everyone to come to some consensus about which RPG is the best. It’s about which one appeals to you and your sensibilities most. I loved Witcher 2 and I loved Dragon Age.

    I’ve never been able to finish any Elder Scrolls game without losing interest. Is it because they are bad? No, just not my kind of RPG. I’m more old school. I loved Xenogears and it still sticks with me as the best RPG experience of my life.

    Enjoy what you enjoy and stop trying to slam other peoples choices or make them choose yours. Besides, if you’re here doing that, then you aren’t playing the games.

    Unless of course you’re playing XenoSaga in which case you may be here passing time during one of it’s 45 minute cut scenes, lol.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Hcw87

    @11
    Those people are stuck in nostalgia mode, and will rage no matter what if something changes from previous games. Take weapon degradation for example. Some people hated that it’s not in Skyrim. But what’s so good about it? All it does it either force you to level up a profession to repair it, or you need to visit a vendor every time you want to repair it. It’s just a timewaster and not fun at all. Also, the combat is improved from Oblivion, so i don’t get what they’re saying at all.

    Like i said, some people will never be happy whatever devs do. Just wait until more info on GTA V comes up, someone will allways rage.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Hcw87

    @12
    My problem is people keep whining about stuff they don’t like, spreading negativity everywhere. If you don’t like a game, fine. Just don’t post negative crap if you’re not even into the game. Instead, visit their forum, email the developer about things you want changed.

    Instead of saying ”oh, this will be crap”, say nothing at all.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. DSB

    As long as you allow yourself to be blown away by the scale, Skyrim is second to none, but once you start to notice the details it just falls apart.

    I also don’t get why Bethesda aren’t more pro-active in cleaning these games up. The code is usually simple enough for mistakes to be solved using the console, so you could quite easily make it a community effort.

    It just strikes me as kinda lazy and arrogant, and that’s not a good excuse for broken content.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. TheWulf

    @6

    Dragon Knight Saga. On every count. It even does dragons better.

    You really shouldn’t say things like that when you don’t know a lot about RPGs. Especially when these comments threads are haunted by an RPG aficionado.

    If you’re willing to accept atompunk as a fantasy genre? New Vegas, too.

    The simple fact of the matter is that, unmodded, Skyrim is an incredibly fucking boring game. There’s absolutely no emotion present in any of it, least of all the cardboard cutout companions. And if you’re going to do companions, at least do them right.

    Take a look at New Vegas to see companions done right.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. TheWulf

    In fact, let me simplify my last post.

    What do I want out of an RPG?

    - Choice & Consequence.
    - Atmosphere.
    - Emotion.
    - A meaningful story.
    - Memorable characters.
    - A unique personality.

    What does Skyrim offer?

    - Choice & Consequence?: None.
    - Atmosphere?: A little, but they were too scared to take it too far. Mods make the atmosphere of the dungeons better.
    - Emotion?: Where?
    - A meaningful story?: I’m the Dragonborn! I run around sticking dragons with my mansword. Herp-a-derp. SOLUTIONS VIA VIOLENCE!
    - Memorable characters?: LINES ABOUT CARRYING BURDENS.
    - A unique personality?: It’s Vikings piled into the same generic fantasy pap Bethesda’s been doing since Oblivion.

    So I wander around with no emotional motivation, and then… I kill a dragon here or there. None of the emotional impact of the Dragon Knight Saga or New Vegas. Nothing that compels me to actually want to dive into yet another dungeon. It’s just tedious. It has no soul.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. YoungZer0

    Emotional impact of Dragon Knight Saga? Are you serious?

    #18 3 years ago
  19. SlayerGT

    @ Hcw87 I apologize if my post was negative. I love Skyrim. For what I’ve been able to play of it..which was a lot. More than most other games really. I would even say I got my 150 bucks worth. But I love it so much its hurts my heart that I’ve gotten to experience most but not all of the game. I’ve thought about starting new characters to play the side quest “guild” missions I didn’t get to play. But after investing and having to walk away its just a bummer. And everytime they show new content it just reminds me of that disappointment. Skyrim was easily in my top three games of this Gen that I was most excited for. And all my disappointment does is speak to the games greatness. You know that, “better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all”?? Its bullshit :D I kid I kid. Dragons Dogma swooped in and stole my heart anyhow ;)

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Kabby

    Pretty lacklustre trailer. Hard to believe it’s the same team who crafted the original. It feels like they’re just phoning this shit in.

    Looks like PS3 and PC users are getting the shaft again too.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Hcw87

    Well, i never would have spent that much money on any game to be honest, but i don’t really care about all that extra stuff they include in collectors editions and stuff. You really should give the game a try again though, the game really is what you want it to be if you just immerse yourself.

    Also, Dragon Knights saga was a buggy piece of crap, perhaps because i played it on console, but still. Gameplay plays a big part of getting immersed into a game, and DKS really lacked there. Sure, it’s a bit more hardcore than Skyrim, but for me it’s fun and playability/accessability rather than 1000 different spells/endings/companions.

    Another game that’s a bit more hardcore RPG is Two Worlds 1 and 2, but they also kinda fall into the same category as DKS. Buggy, but a nice game nonetheless.

    The companion in Dawnguard was awesome btw, but i guess you didn’t play Dawnguard, did you? (TheWulf).

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Ireland Michael

    @16 An opinion can’t be a fact, by definition of the word.

    People are allowed to enjoy what they enjoy. They don’t have to see it the way you do. It doesn’t make them right or wrong, because again… opinions aren’t facts.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. YoungZer0

    But i think it’s fair to say that the writers at Bethesda are horrible.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Ireland Michael

    @23 I don’t see how. I’ve had plenty of memorable moments and quests in their games.

    Okay, Black Isle St– I mean, Obsidian Entertainment are better at it, but they’re better than anyone in the industry at that. It’s far from the worst in the industry.

    I’ll take Skyrim’s sometimes hammy fantasy schlock over the forced melodramatic whining of FFVIII, X and XIII, or the pretentious, self obsessed cliches of Xenogears any day.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. YoungZer0

    @24: Yeah, i have to agree on that. But usually i don’t put JRPGs like the FF series in the same category.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Kuwabara

    besides the shitty bugs and loading, the game has amazing music and environments/atmosphere, scale. A real journey only few games can bring.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. N1NJ4L3G3ND98

    i dont care what anyone says i say this is going to b an awesome addition to one of the worlds greatest games

    #27 3 years ago

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  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]