With some creative modding, you will finally be able to reenact your favorite True Blood episodes within The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim thanks to Dawnguard, its upcoming expansion. At this year's E3 we got the chance to take a quick, hands-on look at this game and played as the new Vampire Lord. This special transformation was similar in concept to the werewolf transformation, complete with giant leathery wings. Vampires (and werewolves) also enjoy their own unique perk trees, letting you dive deeper into the customization of your supernatural gift.
Our character was already equipped with the perks Power of the Grave (+50 health, mana, and stamina when transformed), Vampiric Grip (an ability that pulls targets toward you and deals damage), and Summon Gargoyle (exactly what it sounds like). As the Vampire Lord, our first impulse was to put those wings to work and take to the skies. However, we couldn't muster more than hovering a few inches off the ground. Our brief adventure revolved around a mother and daughter arguing over a deadly prophecy and the need to prevent it from happening. Unfortunately, their conversation encompassed the bulk of our limited time with the game and was all but impenetrable.
The content in the Dawnguard expansion was estimated at taking as many as 15 hours to complete, and if playing as a new character, you can access the content at around level 10. It was noted that the Dawnguard content can get very challenging, so going in at such a low level might not be ideal. Hopefully we'll have the chance to see more of this game soon as the show continues. In the meantime, know that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard arrives later this year.