Following rumors, Bethesda reveals the next installment in its award-winning fantasy role-playing game series will arrive late next year; first trailer inside.
Though several titles were rumored to be revealed at tonight's VGA ceremony, the first world premiere came completely out of left field. After a strange preamble, which saw dozens of hooded figures walk on stage in front of a mountainous background, Bethesda producer Todd Howard appeared to reveal his studio's next game.
Later, a trailer for the game unspooled, revealing its title, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The trailer showed a wall of carvings against a voice-over that sounded eerily reminiscent of Swedish actor Max von Sydow.
"The Elder Scrolls told of their return," said the voice-over. "Their defeat was only a delay. From the time after Oblivion opened, the sons of Skyrim would spill their own blood. But nobody wanted to believe...believe they even existed. And when the truth finally dawned, it dawned in fire."
Simultaneously, a large gray dragon pried itself free from the wall and breathed faux fire against a lone warrior, who beat back the flames with a shield. "But the one they fear is dragon born," the voice-over concluded, before showing the release date of the game: November 11, 2011.
The announcement comes just weeks after a report surfaced that a new Elder Scrolls was in the works, and it would be a direct sequel to the last entrant in the series, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
[UPDATED] The game's official teaser site is now up, and the first trailer is viewable below.
@rrog actuually dragons arent bosses ther normal enimes that are found flying around anywhere in the game and the ARENT rare to come across
fatasi_rpg_pl, i have great news for you! The combat includes shield bashing, duel wielding, and the bows are made to have longer draw back time but have increased power. Dragons have come back to Tamriel and serve as bosses.
Daaaawwmmm...i was waiting for a sequel to oblivion since i finished the game...4 times...Nice, nice...I'm just scared that they mess up... I'm sure they wont ..but still I don't want them to ruin a legend. Co-op would of been nice. and i hope they put more fighting abilities like to be able to kick, shield hit, and grab...( which i'm prety sure they wont, cuz it complicates the whole production...to integrate it now if they didn't do it at begining). Hope the story still incredible and that they put spectacular monster fights ( for some of them like bosses).
@mdrew93 I agree about Crysis being great, I have played it and really enjoyed it. I am just saying that I do not rate games by graphics. I am looking forward to Crysis 2.
@Dorby5826and360 Yeah, but look at all the factors supporting the gameplay being great. 1:fantastic looking destruction engine. 2:large, open maps that are only partially linear. 3:Plot being written by an award winning novelist. 4:Crysis 1 was amazing and got a 9.5 on gamestop. Lets face it. Games from Crytek are ALWAYS years ahead of their time and this is why the company hasn't grown vastly. Computers the games were released on cost a fortune, so no one bought the game. But this time its different. Releasing Crysis 2 on consoles will reap billions in profit. Also, Crytek has said several times that they could easily port Crysis 1 to the consoles. I'm really hoping they do. They'll get rich off of that too, since the game paid for itself with the pc version, and it wouldn't take a lot of work. Lets keep our fingers crossed.
Was it me or did that Dragon not have arms, generally Dragons have arms. If it did not have arms does that not make it more like a Wyvern?. I am not sure, do Wyverns have legs?. Anyway I think this game will be great but I think that Dragons with arms would make for better opponents. Well if Bethesda does not give the Dragons arms I am sure they'll be a mod that gives them arms. And here's another thought it'd be great to have a quest where you could convince an ancient dragon to be your friend because he's against the other Dragons for exiling him or a somewhat similar plot to that would be really EPIC!
ALL right, man, having searching ard after completed Elder Scrolls 4. I really thought that was the end of it, kinda of like, orrrr, wat a pity.... Great, look forward to this with Great Expectation - Oblivion, One of the Epic, Best game .... Music, Everything - Simply Great :p
2 of my top 5 favorite games of all time... deus ex and elder scrolls. really: 2011 is going to be amazing even if not one other titlae launches for any console or pc
After sooo long, i thought that bethesda had forgotten about Elder Scrolls.Oblivion was epic(except for the oblivion gates,hated those) .Still i was hoping for a sequel to morrowind but it is not to be.But who cares its ES5 man..........
2011 will be the best gaming year since... 1983? Dragon Age II Mass Effect 3 Skyrim And so much more!
Excellent! But... will wait till the first patch comes out before picking it up. Should be unplayable till then.
This comes out THE DAY befor my birthday :D And it comes out the day no one goes to school/work Nice plan :D
I cried tears of joy from this teaser trailer!!!!!! Nords, Dragons, and Dragonborn I will have to take a month off from work for this game!
Oh and i hope this will drive people back to the world of RPGs and the music in the trailer is absolutely epic
At last! i've been waiting for this so long... Skyrim! The home of the Nords. Really looking forward to this game!
This news I have been waiting for a long, long time. But the waiting will be rewarded with another great game from Bethesda, definitely this one will be the GOTY 2011! Excellent that this isn't MMO!
forget RPG wannabe aka mass noobffect or ff13...its official the best solo TRUE RPG is back takin his throne
Woah...will we actually fight a dragon in this one? Damn...that's gonna be epic. Hmm...wonder whatever happened to the Elder Scrolls MMORPG talk? Well, whatever...nice to see this game ain't an MMO.
They may as well just call it "Game of the Year: 2011". I can hardly imagine what they've added to the gameplay, and how the world will look; and does anybody else think that music in the trailer is freaking sweet!? I can't wait!
I am currently playing through Oblivion:G.O.T.Y edition as a vampire!!! Definately cannot wait to play a direct sequel.
The only thing that pried me away from WoW for an extended period of time was Oblivion. Man I can't wait. My guild is gonna be pissed. lol
@mdrew93 I forgot to mention the Crysis 2, it does look great though, althought I am going to have to play it first to see since although the game has amazing graphics, I do not rate a game by graphics I rate be gameplay, but I am going to definitely play the game.
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