The Dawnguard Debut Trailer is Here!

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The Dawnguard Debut Trailer is Here!

The upcoming Skyrim add-on Dawnguard features a whole new breed of undead troubles.

The first Dawnguard trailer is here and as suspected, it's all about the vampires. But these don't appear to be your usual brand of Elder Scrolls bloodsuckers; no, these guys fly and punch through stone walls and seem to be working on some sort of nefarious plan to bring permanent night to the world of Tamriel.

There's not a whole lot in the way of detail but between the fast cuts, ominous music and imperious arrogance, it looks like players will be able to either hook up with this band of particularly nasty vampires - let's call them the Exsangui-Nation - or throw their lot in with the Dawnguard, a high-level band of vampire hunters. Possibly both, since playing both ends against the middle is an Elder Scrolls staple. I wonder what happens if you join the fray as a werewolf?

I suspect that things won't go quite as the X-Nation hopes, simply because a successful campaign against "the tyranny of the sun" sounds about as bad for the world as, say, the return of Mehrunes Dagon. That's just the sort of shenanigans that videogame heroes were made to put a stop to.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Dawnguard add-on will cost 1600 Microsoft points and be out on Xbox Live this summer. Dates and prices for other platforms haven't been announced.

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Clearly this is a new chance for glory in Skyrim. That undead horse mount will look cool in mounted combat.

Companions for life! Long live the Circle!

'End the tyranny of the sun' sounds like the plot of pretty much every mlpfim fanfic ever.

This does look pretty damm cool though, being a flying deamon monster is always fun.

Looks great! I am just surprised they didnt wait until next week at E3 to show this... but I'm not complaining! :)

Can't wait. I just wish Bethesda would drop this whole exclusivity for MS thing. I don't know how the Microsoft agreement helps them, but I know waiting to release it to everyone doesn't help them at all, and it may in fact hurt them.

Mask the Sun?
Oh shi-
:)
I find this exciting

Heh. hehehe. HAHAHA MORE SKYRIM YEAHHHHHHHH BABY YEAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

Looks great. I will get this day 1

Interesting, would my vampire character choose to ascend to a more powerful form, or protect the world he has defended for hundreds of years? I suppose we'll find out soon enough.

"Did you see those soldiers from the Dawnguard? They have crossbows. CROSS. BOWS."

Heheheh... Sorry, couldn't help it.

OT: I've been waiting for this DLC to make my Vampiric Necromancer, Abarrach (so sue me, if you recognize the reference... I love that series). Maybe now I can finally buckle down and actually finish the main storyline quests with either my Nord Barbarian (please, everyone has one by now) or Redguard Assassin (Dunmer and Bosmer are just too ugly).

God damnit Bethesda now I have to roll a vampire character. I thought I had Skyrim behind me for a good while :(

imnotparanoid:
'End the tyranny of the sun' sounds like the plot of pretty much every mlpfim fanfic ever.

This does look pretty damm cool though, being a flying deamon monster is always fun.

When I heard that line I KNEW someone was going to bring that up.

The thing that really interests me is the dragon diving into the ice, why is it doing that?

Totally called it being about vampires and vampire hunters.

I know about a thousand other people probably did, but I need this.

Baresark:
Can't wait. I just wish Bethesda would drop this whole exclusivity for MS thing. I don't know how the Microsoft agreement helps them, but I know waiting to release it to everyone doesn't help them at all, and it may in fact hurt them.

I'm still stumped as to how "Microsoft exclusivity" is translated to "XBox exclusivity". I mean, Microsoft software runs (most) computers, doesn't it? Surely PC gamers should be able to get it same time too? Anyway, I try not to think too much about illogical things. I'm a patient guy.

OT: Looks OK. Never was a big fan of sanguinare vampiris though, in any of its manifestations throughout popular culture. Still, more Skyrim eh? Can't hurt.

Dammit I just cured my vampirism. I guest I'll just have to make another new character :D

Looks great. I may be behind the times but I thought this DLC was going to be about the return of the Snow Elves or something.

I will still hold out hope that you can join the exsangui-nation and help them end that tyrannical sun. Would make thieving and murder that much easier.

Okay, time to make a Van Helsing Werewolf Character.

Also, let's see...

Horse combat, kill cams, cross bows.....

Seems like the only thing Skyrim's detractors can now complain about is the lack of spears lol

Andronicus:

Baresark:
Can't wait. I just wish Bethesda would drop this whole exclusivity for MS thing. I don't know how the Microsoft agreement helps them, but I know waiting to release it to everyone doesn't help them at all, and it may in fact hurt them.

I'm still stumped as to how "Microsoft exclusivity" is translated to "XBox exclusivity". I mean, Microsoft software runs (most) computers, doesn't it? Surely PC gamers should be able to get it same time too? Anyway, I try not to think too much about illogical things. I'm a patient guy.

OT: Looks OK. Never was a big fan of sanguinare vampiris though, in any of its manifestations throughout popular culture. Still, more Skyrim eh? Can't hurt.

You would think. Unfortunately that isn't true. MS has pretty much abandoned PC gaming. They do not support it in any way. It's why GFWL maintains itself as huge pain the ass and doesn't get any better as time goes on. They even go so far as to try and lock PC games that use it into an XBOX style interface. It's because they don't get any licensing fees for Windows based games. They want Xbox exclusivity as much as is humanly possible, and that also includes from PC based games as well.

I need to get the PC version and import all of my 360 characters on there before this comes out. My 360 version is damn-near unplayable these days :(

Soooo my vampire and werewolf characters are going to be completely obsolete now, looks like.

Does this update make the game fun to play?

Now I cant wait to go and slaughter the vampires.
SPARKLE IN HELL BLOOD SUCKERS.

Never liked Vampires since playing Morrowind, and I dont think i ever will.

My main character is already a werewolf, lets kill some vampires

Patrick_and_the_ricks:
Okay, time to make a Van Helsing Werewolf Character.

Also, let's see...

Horse combat, kill cams, cross bows.....

Seems like the only thing Skyrim's detractors can now complain about it the lack of spears lol

yes.

I will still complain about the lack of spears.

WE NEED SPEARS.

SPEARS > STAVES...... FACT.

OT: Meh, we didn't get spears, which would of been awesome by the way, but at least we got Crossbows back.

and if you think about it, crossbows fire out mini spears........ so it is a sort of win.

Edit: Didn't remember the brief appearance in Oblivion, and I've done none of the main quest in Skyrim.

Rednog:
The Elder Scrolls actually a part of the game?! What monstrosity is this?
Seriously the actual elder scrolls really haven't been a part of the game since 1?

uh they were part of the Theives' Guild qeustline in Oblivion and part of the main story in Skyrim

But seriously, this cannot come out fast enough

Oh a vampire hunting we will go.

Rednog:
The Elder Scrolls actually a part of the game?! What monstrosity is this?
Seriously the actual elder scrolls really haven't been a part of the game since 1?

Kind of a thing in Oblivion and... Skyrim. So how much of the main story have you played?

OT: Vampires are the most self-destructive creatures. They need living things with blood to survive, and they want to blot out the sun. The thing that gives energy for the plants to grow that living things eat.

I'll have fun Crossbowing them.

Does anyone else think were going to High Rock for this? The castle looked a bit French and I think the Bretons were based on the French (more specifically brittany). Also there is a lot of snow and ice in so they should be in one of the northern provinces. Can't be Skyrim or Morrowind so the only place left is high rock. Also there were falmer there. you can only find falmer in dwemer ruins which only exist in high rock, Skyrim Hammerfel and Morrowind.

I want to post something witty. I'm torn between 'I saw a vampire the other day. Filthy creatures...' and 'OMG this totally rips off [mod X]'.

Opinions?

Crossbows!

CROSSBOWS!!!

*Khajiit happy dance*

Rednog:
The Elder Scrolls actually a part of the game?! What monstrosity is this?
Seriously the actual elder scrolls really haven't been a part of the game since 1?
Edit: Didn't remember the brief appearance in Oblivion, and I've done none of the main quest in Skyrim.

Did not do any of "The Elder Scrolls - Skyrim"'s main story.
Has not encountered "The Elder Scrolls" within game.
Conclusion: The Elder Scrolls do not exist within game.

Seems legit.

Baresark:
Can't wait. I just wish Bethesda would drop this whole exclusivity for MS thing. I don't know how the Microsoft agreement helps them, but I know waiting to release it to everyone doesn't help them at all, and it may in fact hurt them.

I'd imagine MS pay to get that exclusivity so I think that's probably the main benefit for Bethesda.

OT: That actually has me interested in Skyrim again. Wonder how much of their free time stuff they've added.

Meh. More mediocrity like the rest of the game. They used teh stuff from game jam when it came to vampires and thought "Hey, We can make a DLC out of this, Even though we already said we were going to go for Expansion packs more then DLC"

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