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Skyrim Dragonborn DLC, expectations high

With talk on the PS3 Dawnguard expansion for Skyrim still raging high, there is plenty of optimism in the air over the third Skyrim DLC pack, titled Dragonborn. It is due out in December, but for the moment gamers are still in the dark as to whether the new content will be landing on PC as well, or if it will even make an appearance on the PS3.

Bethesda has not said anything else regarding Dragonborn, other than from when they dropped the exciting reveal trailer over a week ago. Expectations have naturally been running high on what we can hope to see in the 1600 Microsoft Point expansion, with Dragon breeding looking to be one of the most requested features that we’ve seen so far.

It seems fairly obvious that dragon riding is going to be a big part of the new content as well, hopefully with a lot more flight options and control than what was previously possible in the core game. One mystery that still hasn’t been cleared up fully, is who the main character is in the trailer, with that awesome looking helmet.

We’ve heard that he could be the primary villain in Dragonborn, with the character actually being the first Dragonborn in the storyline. We’ve also read a lot of feedback from you suggesting that the only thing you want to see, is his headgear and robe up for looting if you have to defeat him.

What are your primary expectations for the Dragonborn DLC, that would justify the 1600 Microsoft Points, or $20 price tag? Is it all about the elusive Dragonborn Dragon Armor for you, or do you want to see a lot more than just new lootable items? Watch the trailer again below and let us know if you have picked out any hidden extras.

Just as a reminder, Dragonborn is due out on December 4, with only the Xbox 360 release confirmed so far. Will it be a travesty if this content does not end up on PS3 and PC, regardless of the PS3 Dawnguard situation?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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LetroDrake
LetroDrake

I’m getting very tired of this ongoing debate, if you can even call it that. I agree with most of the comments here, and can’t hold back the desire to intervene. To the PS3 community, you paid for Skyrim, you got Skyrim. You have not paid or given anything to Bethesda that makes you a priority and that you should above all receive DLC’s. Like what was said before, DLC’s are bonuses. You are not entitled to them, so take a step back and take a few deep breaths. I know I probably sound like the same broken record that’s… Read more »

Givingtwo Cents

Buy an Xbox and pay $8 a month rent on it and you can have all of the wonders of Bethesda. But don’t let the bugs bite.

@-Town
@-Town

looks like theres a lot of new armor , maybe some new stuff to be made ?? i know theres talk of Umbra being destroyed a few hundred or thousands of years earlier but all the talk of ebiny just has something screaming Umbra to me ?? maybe , maybe not .

Mr.Safety
Mr.Safety

The dragonborn, in the trailer in one instance stands before an altar, reads a scroll, and tentacles rap around him, after that scene, a Falmer looking creature 9-10ft tall, looks like he’s projectile vomiting.

Skylisha
Skylisha

Anyone noticed the volcano in the background of one of the scenes, it appears to be red mountain! Could this mean more than Solstheim is up for grabs?

CompletelyPumped
CompletelyPumped

Completely pc-controlled dragon riding, especially on the mainland of Skyrim, will be impossible. Because the way cities and villages loaded would prevent it from being practical. If a player was to fly over whiterun all he would see would be horrible/blury textures that are meant to be placeholders. Sometimes these cities have areas that lack and textures at all. When these factors are considered flying would completely ruin the games immersion while flying. It would show the players the extures behind the curtain so to speak. This is the EXACT reason Bethesda removed levitation spells from oblivion and skyrim that… Read more »

anthony wilkinson
anthony wilkinson

0:37 is that a coloseum

Me
Me

I’ve already quit ps3 all together because of the sad play with skyrim… ps3 has officially lost me. I actually have a new gaming PC rig on the way for next week so I can play skyrim as well as a few other games and practical stuff… however, if this DLC is NOT downloadable for the PC eventually, Bethesda is going to lose a lot of dedicated fans.

drustin
drustin

cannot wait!

Azriel
Azriel

Hey whether they’re legally bound to do WHATEVER, I don’t freaking care. I just want Dragonborn! Guys, we’re back in Morrowind! I’ve been hoping to see Morrowind again since I saw Skyrim’s beastly graphics a year and a half ago! If my silly PS3 owning deprives me of that choice….I’m giving up on video games.
Okay, not really. But I’ll be severely disappointed! (And probably spend a few weeks in a corner)

zach
zach

EPIC! I’ve been playing Skyrim since 11-10-11 on PC and Xbox and am still doing so to this very day, even though I have dishonored and halo 4 I still find myself popping in skyrim. I have over 1500hrs of play and still putting in time. I have seen all of the bugs, whether funny, a hindrance on the quest or even the few that stop a quest dead in its tracks. Despite these very few and unfortunate setbacks the game still pushes on. Games as massive and complex as this are definitely going to have their fair share of… Read more »

shadowviper1229
shadowviper1229

I hope that this will reveal more backstory about the dragonborn and the dragon priests. Absolutely nothing is said about the priests. Where did they come from, what was they’re goal?

Blank
Blank

Hey Ps3 users calm down, I’m still waiting for Morrowind to go on the Wii.

Vincent
Vincent

Here what i think the main quest will be : the Dragon followers guild or group try to revive the first dragonborn and when they will have succeeded you will be there and put an end to this or who knows join him, wrecking Tamriel riding dragons. I can wait to destroy Skyrim and a part of posterity 😉

jayded
jayded

Im not really that upset about skyrim dlc/dlcs. The game is great but not that great. Ive had all platforms honestly no one is really better that another. It all depends on what the gamer prefers. So children stop trying to be cool by ripping on others ideas and beliefs of the gaming industry. Okay

Athuris the Abandoned
Athuris the Abandoned

This looks really cool, fighting new enemies and riding dragons, but we all know how it’ll turn out. Bethesda will have released a third DLC before PS3 users even get the first. So while everyone else tells me how awesome it it, I’ll just have to take their word for it ’cause Bethesda doesn’t seem to give a damn about us. To quote Hadvar, “Gods really have abandoned your people”, just in this case it’s the makers of the game.

Nathan Marciniak
Nathan Marciniak

If you can ride on a dragon it might possibly, in a small way, make up for one of the most anti-climactic moments in the main game where you heroically capture a dragon, heroically mount its neck, and heroically fly off to…a loading screen. * muted trumpet * In any case, I will be buying the crap out of this DLC. Of course, if you own a PC you already have approximately 80 bazillion Skyrim mods to try out. But Xbox suckers like me have to wait around for the official stuff. In any case, it’s all good.

Aelex
Aelex

I don’t care about the armor pff, I’m excited for seeing morrowind again.

Elliot Quedley

For a loyal gamer like me, i also played morrowind so i will be expecting the expansion to give me that feeling, morriwind had some of the best weapons. spears, throwing stars and such. i would just like all those to be brought back in with this dlc. Good to see that they have included what looks like bear armour. I agree that dragon riding is just another detail bethesda is using to show the people that they have no idea what is good. Dragon riding while in theory would be quite cool, but really is going to be really… Read more »

Will Wheaton
Will Wheaton

Help! My balls were supposed to drop last week but I’ve been sitting in front of a computer bitching about Skyrim PS3 DLC for so long they won’t drop! What should I do?

Dr No
Dr No

I’ve never seem a comments thread with so many trolls. Someone needs to study this.

Givingtwo Cents

Bethesda should have taken their Skyrim game software to both Ubisoft and Rockstar Games and have the Devs there look at it and mend it. In less than a week, the game Skyrim and all its DLCs will be bugs free and all the glitches gone. But Bethesda is afraid of being laughed at and made a joke of the entire gaming industry, so they stayed home. Sony Devs were laughing so hard at how immature Skyrim was developed, Bethesda face turned red and refused to release Dawnguard to the PS3. So Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn will never be a… Read more »

Hybrid_Sausage
Hybrid_Sausage

Sorry, but Bethesda had their chance. I didn’t mind waiting a month because of Microsofts deal. I wouldn’t have minded waiting another month if we had been given information. But to constantly be told to just shut up and wait is unacceptable. Having “acquired” both Skyrim and the two current DLC’s for PC, I am glad I didn’t pay for them. Hearthfire was a cool concept, but in reality its just a glorified crafting mini-game, and Dawnguard has some cool items, but the overall DLC was a disappointment for me. The real people who make Skyrim amazing are the modding… Read more »

Daniel Smith

Dragon breeding?! First The Sims and now Pokemon? More exploration and less filler please.

Coyote
Coyote

Well this is probably going to be released on ps3 and pc as well. We should wait until confirmation for other platforms. Maybe they should focus on remaking Skyrim so that the ps3 can handle the engine it uses. Ps3 wasn’t designed to run games like Skyrim, so “dumbing” it down may work.

Mark Milklain
Mark Milklain

This looks great, mainly for the extra land we will have to explore with plenty of side quests etc. I don’t really understand the obsession with everyone wanting to ride dragons though? I mean yeah it would be quite cool in theory but the reality of it is glitchy, popping-in scenery all the time as the engine struggles to keep up with the increased area of land to be covered when moving around. Also you’d probably reach the edges of the map in no time. This is a novelty that will wear off fast. I’m just hoping it offers more… Read more »

casper13rocks
casper13rocks

as a shafted ps3 owner it’s worthles as day go by it looks more and more likely were getting nothing at all so much for the law and fair traiding dosent mean much when compernys arnt held acountable if bethesda cant give ps3 any content no platform should see dragonborn why should ps3 owner keep missing out

Dylan Ulrick

To make it worth $20 dragonborn needs to be better then dawnguard in my opinion because while dawngueard was good it had too many glitches and the dragon riding in it better not be just a scripted event like with Odahvin in original, but that’s my opinion don’t have to agree with it people, great tralier though so far so good.

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