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Skyrim: New jump spell revealed in gameplay teaser?

We often come in for some minor criticism from die-hard Elder Scrolls fans who are annoyed that we post new Skyrim content that they’ve already seen, but one new video that we have to show you is definitely fresh stuff and we’re guessing that most of you are yet to see it.

The new footage comes courtesy of Game Informer as they have included some new unseen footage of Skyrim in between an interview with some of their staff who offer their thoughts on the upcoming mammoth RPG adventure.

We agree that its not the best method of demoing new footage for the first time, in fact it actually serves as more of a tease than anything which fans may find frustrating. There is one very cool part in particular though that shows a new spell in action allowing the player to base jump off a rather high cliff, and perfectly land before the town below him without taking any damage whatsoever. This spell could come in very handy indeed when you need to make a quick exit if you suddenly run into an enemy that you are no match for at that particular stage in the game.

We found the interview very interesting as well, especially when the Game Informer staff talk about aspects that they want to see changed in Oblivion. For example, there was a little criticism of the repetitive nature of the dungeons in Oblivion, in the fact that the architecture and enemies featured in the dungeons were mostly the same all the way through the game – Hopefully Bethesda has built their dungeons with a lot more variety in mind this time around.

Another aspect that one of the staff didn’t like in Oblivion and wanted to see changed in Skyrim, is the armor emcumberment feature. As most of you know, it was a very frustrating experience picking up new swords and fancy pieces of enchanted armor, only to find that you can’t loot it or equip it because you are too heavy. It was even more annoying when you found out you had run out of Flax seeds to brew up some feather potions – oh the memories. We agree with Game Informer here, in that we hope this element of the game has been altered for Skyrim.

Check out the video interview and new gameplay elements here as Game Informer do not offer an embed code and it’s not up on YouTube yet. Have you seen this new jump spell revealed by Bethesda?

UPDATE: It looks like this new move is in fact one of the new dragon shouts, with this one offering invincibility – looks pretty awesome.

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