The next official add-on for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been confirmed and it is slated to be released on December 4th. In The Elder Scrolls mythology A "Dragonborn" is a rare individual who has been born with the blood and soul of a Dragon, but the body of a mortal, and as such humans who are "dragonborn" can naturally learn ato speak the ancient and powerful tongue of the dragon.
The Dragonborn is the player character in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and was stated to be different than the "Dragon-born" of previous games by Bethesda Softworks. Details on the DLC are scarce but Dragon Riding seems like it might make an appearance in this new add on to the multi-million dollar franchise.
So, you’ve become a Vampire Lord with your own farm in the country complete with a hedge maze, a secret lab, your own wife, and a couple of creepy vampire babies. You’ve raised some cattle, whittled some wall-mounted mudcrab sculptures, and put six feet of dirt between yourself and Alduin the World Eater. What else is there to do? The answer lies with Dragonborn, the next expansion for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This might get you to leave the home you’ve built for yourself in Hearthfire, but good luck rejoining the real world just yet.
In Dragonborn, your hero will travel to Solstheim to face the original Dovaahkin, progenitor of the Dragonborn. Apparently this skeletal dude’s been doing it wrong and eating his dragon brethren rather than befriending them… What gives? Skyrim is known for its open world gameplay and giving players the choice of how they want to interact with other characters in the game, so there’s still the possibility that you’ll join the first Dovaahkin in sharing a scaly snack attack. But why would you want to do that when there’s the possibility that you’ll be able to ride the skies with your very own dragon mount? Just take my money already, Bethesda. Just take it. I’ll ride a dragon even if I have to raise it from an egg back on the farm in Skyrim, Pokemon-style.
The territory of Solstheim should be familiar to veteran Elder Scrolls players as part of the province of Morrowind, a bizarre landscape full of insectile beasts and glowing mushrooms that substantially differentiate it from typical fantasy settings. And now you’ll get to see this weird world beautifully rendered using the Creation Engine! Expect to fight a host of creepy new enemies including slime-spitting zombies, floating liches, pig-riding goblins, and perhaps a couple of dragons as well.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dragonborn will see its Xbox 360 release on December 4th, and will cost 1600 Microsoft Points. PC players will have to wait a little bit longer, with no release date given as of yet. And if you’re playing on the PlayStation 3, well, I’m sorry. Given the issues that Bethesda apparently has developing for your platform, who knows how long you’ll be waiting?