Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim lands 11/11/11

Following rumors, Bethesda reveals the next installment in its award-winning fantasy role-playing game series will arrive late next year; first trailer inside.

Though several titles were rumored to be revealed at tonight's VGA ceremony, the first world premiere came completely out of left field. After a strange preamble, which saw dozens of hooded figures walk on stage in front of a mountainous background, Bethesda producer Todd Howard appeared to reveal his studio's next game.

Skyrim's "dragon-born" hero will face off with some fire-breathing foes.

Later, a trailer for the game unspooled, revealing its title, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The trailer showed a wall of carvings against a voice-over that sounded eerily reminiscent of Swedish actor Max von Sydow.

"The Elder Scrolls told of their return," said the voice-over. "Their defeat was only a delay. From the time after Oblivion opened, the sons of Skyrim would spill their own blood. But nobody wanted to believe...believe they even existed. And when the truth finally dawned, it dawned in fire."

Simultaneously, a large gray dragon pried itself free from the wall and breathed faux fire against a lone warrior, who beat back the flames with a shield. "But the one they fear is dragon born," the voice-over concluded, before showing the release date of the game: November 11, 2011.

The announcement comes just weeks after a report surfaced that a new Elder Scrolls was in the works, and it would be a direct sequel to the last entrant in the series, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

[UPDATED] The game's official teaser site is now up, and the first trailer is viewable below.

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peterhawk2
peterhawk2

that's lovely when you kill dragon i love it

JacieMoon
JacieMoon

@rrog actuually dragons arent bosses ther normal enimes that are found flying around anywhere in the game and the ARENT rare to come across

norking
norking

No... I just can't believe it

rrog
rrog

fatasi_rpg_pl, i have great news for you! The combat includes shield bashing, duel wielding, and the bows are made to have longer draw back time but have increased power. Dragons have come back to Tamriel and serve as bosses.

fatasi_rpg_pl
fatasi_rpg_pl

Daaaawwmmm...i was waiting for a sequel to oblivion since i finished the game...4 times...Nice, nice...I'm just scared that they mess up... I'm sure they wont ..but still I don't want them to ruin a legend. Co-op would of been nice. and i hope they put more fighting abilities like to be able to kick, shield hit, and grab...( which i'm prety sure they wont, cuz it complicates the whole production...to integrate it now if they didn't do it at begining). Hope the story still incredible and that they put spectacular monster fights ( for some of them like bosses).

ithual
ithual

Elder Scrolls is the best.... hope there are more guilds and side quests like in Morrowind

Rallen6
Rallen6

*just browsing through the Bethesda forums* ESV?? Skyrim?! *J!ZZ. IN. MY. PANTS*

Dorby5826and360
Dorby5826and360

@mdrew93 I agree about Crysis being great, I have played it and really enjoyed it. I am just saying that I do not rate games by graphics. I am looking forward to Crysis 2.

mdrew93
mdrew93

@Dorby5826and360 Yeah, but look at all the factors supporting the gameplay being great. 1:fantastic looking destruction engine. 2:large, open maps that are only partially linear. 3:Plot being written by an award winning novelist. 4:Crysis 1 was amazing and got a 9.5 on gamestop. Lets face it. Games from Crytek are ALWAYS years ahead of their time and this is why the company hasn't grown vastly. Computers the games were released on cost a fortune, so no one bought the game. But this time its different. Releasing Crysis 2 on consoles will reap billions in profit. Also, Crytek has said several times that they could easily port Crysis 1 to the consoles. I'm really hoping they do. They'll get rich off of that too, since the game paid for itself with the pc version, and it wouldn't take a lot of work. Lets keep our fingers crossed.

planetslayer
planetslayer

Was it me or did that Dragon not have arms, generally Dragons have arms. If it did not have arms does that not make it more like a Wyvern?. I am not sure, do Wyverns have legs?. Anyway I think this game will be great but I think that Dragons with arms would make for better opponents. Well if Bethesda does not give the Dragons arms I am sure they'll be a mod that gives them arms. And here's another thought it'd be great to have a quest where you could convince an ancient dragon to be your friend because he's against the other Dragons for exiling him or a somewhat similar plot to that would be really EPIC!

Fallen-Silver
Fallen-Silver

ALL right, man, having searching ard after completed Elder Scrolls 4. I really thought that was the end of it, kinda of like, orrrr, wat a pity.... Great, look forward to this with Great Expectation - Oblivion, One of the Epic, Best game .... Music, Everything - Simply Great :p

blackfray
blackfray

Lol not surprised at all, they just won't let it go.

bennae66
bennae66

2 of my top 5 favorite games of all time... deus ex and elder scrolls. really: 2011 is going to be amazing even if not one other titlae launches for any console or pc

ltzlb1996
ltzlb1996

This is going to be awsome cant wait but need more info on it!!!!!!!!!!!

feelthesilence
feelthesilence

After sooo long, i thought that bethesda had forgotten about Elder Scrolls.Oblivion was epic(except for the oblivion gates,hated those) .Still i was hoping for a sequel to morrowind but it is not to be.But who cares its ES5 man..........

bcp117
bcp117

EXCELLENT. more info todd howard please. we need more info.

Laiska_pummi
Laiska_pummi

2011 will be the best gaming year since... 1983? Dragon Age II Mass Effect 3 Skyrim And so much more!

deathandgravity
deathandgravity

Excellent! But... will wait till the first patch comes out before picking it up. Should be unplayable till then.

Sheldog21
Sheldog21

This comes out THE DAY befor my birthday :D And it comes out the day no one goes to school/work Nice plan :D

deathwish026
deathwish026

i so cant wait for this. its the cod of RPG,s

CamRaiD
CamRaiD

bajojhaklfjhoas WOOHOO! xD

rebornblood
rebornblood

By The Nine Devine Could This Be True!

gobbo00
gobbo00

Any news on the game engine I hope it's id tec 5 & not gamebryo.

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

I'm going to burn a big hole in my wallet by the 2011 is over.....

waterdragon222
waterdragon222

Dont want to kill dragons! :( But I'll get it anyway... One thing to see is this new engine...

artic1982
artic1982

2011 will be an awesome year for gaming.

oneligas
oneligas

hopefully fratstratraz washed his hands before wiping his eyes

fratstratraz
fratstratraz

I ejaculated, and then I cried tears of joy and sorrow that I have to wait 11 months!

oneligas
oneligas

I cried tears of joy from this teaser trailer!!!!!! Nords, Dragons, and Dragonborn I will have to take a month off from work for this game!

Docky2k6
Docky2k6

This game can only be great :) I can't wait for the 11th of the 11th 2011!!! :D

Anicsin
Anicsin

Oh and i hope this will drive people back to the world of RPGs and the music in the trailer is absolutely epic

Anicsin
Anicsin

At last! i've been waiting for this so long... Skyrim! The home of the Nords. Really looking forward to this game!

heppuli1
heppuli1

This news I have been waiting for a long, long time. But the waiting will be rewarded with another great game from Bethesda, definitely this one will be the GOTY 2011! Excellent that this isn't MMO!

Betasss
Betasss

forget RPG wannabe aka mass noobffect or ff13...its official the best solo TRUE RPG is back takin his throne

Barighm
Barighm

Woah...will we actually fight a dragon in this one? Damn...that's gonna be epic. Hmm...wonder whatever happened to the Elder Scrolls MMORPG talk? Well, whatever...nice to see this game ain't an MMO.

H0rr0rG4m3r
H0rr0rG4m3r

Oblivion was amazing, definitely getting the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim :D

Manpole
Manpole

They may as well just call it "Game of the Year: 2011". I can hardly imagine what they've added to the gameplay, and how the world will look; and does anybody else think that music in the trailer is freaking sweet!? I can't wait!

Braniac13
Braniac13

I am currently playing through Oblivion:G.O.T.Y edition as a vampire!!! Definately cannot wait to play a direct sequel.

damien6977
damien6977

The only thing that pried me away from WoW for an extended period of time was Oblivion. Man I can't wait. My guild is gonna be pissed. lol

Dorby5826and360
Dorby5826and360

@mdrew93 I forgot to mention the Crysis 2, it does look great though, althought I am going to have to play it first to see since although the game has amazing graphics, I do not rate a game by graphics I rate be gameplay, but I am going to definitely play the game.