Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim In-Game Trailer is Upon Us!

Yes, it’s finally here! It all started with a teaser trailer, and then a few pictures and information, and while some of you out there might think Bethesda was purposely torturing you, it actually hasn’t been that long of a wait; but when something is this good, it sure seems like a long time.


Official site: Check out the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Trailer here!

Notable things in the trailer:

Dragons can be fought: I really wasn’t sure how one would fight a dragon, since they are so large, but you can see in the trailer that their attacks can be blocked (which causes you to stagger). The dragon’s head also gets knocked to the side when attacked by a sword.

Lighting effects: In the cave, some type of magical sphere is shot, and the surrounding areas are lit up as the sphere moves forward.

Lots of NPCs: It seems as though this new engine can support more on-screen NPCs than any of Bethesdas older games.

Death blows: Someone appears to be on the receiving end of a killing blow. Perhaps there are sneak kills, or times when enemies are vulnerable to be one-shot killed.

Bethesda looks to be topping any and all of the other games they’ve created thus far. The game has a new engine, dragons that can attack the five major cities, NPCs that react more realistically (like fighting over something you’ve dropped), quests that can be dynamically created (creating a quest in a place you haven’t been yet), dual-wielding of magic and other abilities (including shields and swords for mages!), and finally we have good-looking NPCs (thank god!).

Check out our other stories on Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. One is about The Dark Brotherhood (aka Assassin’s Guild) and other juicy details, and the other is a general guide based on the information found in GameInformer.

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