Skyrim Dawnguard DLC teases Vampires, release exclusivity

Bethesda had warned that their incoming DLC tease would be just that, a tease, but they definitely know how to take anticipation to the extreme. As previously revealed, the first Skyrim DLC expansion will be called Dawnguard and thanks to a image that Bethesda has now released, there’s fair speculation that vampires may play a big feature.

For those of you that haven’t seen it yet, gaze upon it once again above – it looks rather pretty doesn’t it? Unfortunately Bethesda gave no other additional details on the forthcoming DLC, only to confirm that more information would be coming at this year’s E3 expo in June.

If you study the image, you’ll see that the Nord fellow has glowing orange eyes. This is the same guy that has featured in other official images, but Bethesda are obviously placing a heavy influence on the fact that the guy has now been ‘possessed’ if you like. While still in a human state, natural assumptions point to some kind of new vampire content that Bethesda may be planning to deploy – especially if you picture the word ‘dawn’ relating to the fact that vampires don’t play well with direct sunlight.

Then of course there is the current existing town in Skyrim called Dawnstar which may also be linked to this Dawnguard content. Will we be seeing a brand new vampire class or faction? The image also features arrows as well which may be an indication that they are planning to include the crossbow weapon as seen in their excellent Gamejam preview video.

For those that have forgotten, Bethesda also felt the need to remind everyone that the first Skyrim DLC expansion will be a timed-exclusive for the Xbox 360. Just like Call of Duty, Xbox 360 owners will get the content first for a month, before Bethesda releases it for the PC and PS3. It’s not ideal obviously, but money definitely talks these days and it is a common occurrence in the industry at the moment.

Assuming that this content is directly related to vampires – would you be happy with that? When E3 lands, it will have been eight months since release don’t forget, so it will be interesting to see if fans will be satisfied with a vampire-related expansion pack to the game or not. Feel free to offer your opinions on the first expansion pack, based on the image that Bethesda has released.

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