Skyrim Dawnguard Trailer Analysis

Jane and Cam dissect the trailer for the first batch of Skyrim DLC, Dawnguard. Warning! May contain traces of vampires, blood fountains, and cryptic maps.

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Sh3W3ntToJ4r3ds
Sh3W3ntToJ4r3ds

     Well i am glad to say that there is exactly 24 hours until "Dawnguard" is officially released on the Xbox-Live Marketplace. I would like to go over any questions anyone has by giving all the know info at the time.

 

The "Dawnguard" DLC map will not only add 2 large NEW areas to the main "Skyrim" map, but also integrate areas into the current map allowing the player to continue exploring the large world.

 

There will be new skill trees for both the vampire and werewolf forms.

(Note that you are still unable to be both vampire and werewolf at the same time)

 

Both the vampire and "Dawnguard" HQs can be owned and used as homes in "TES:V Skyrim".

 

New items include: Dragon Bone weapons, (Including bows... crossbows unknown), crossbows, spells such as "Spectral Force" and the largely anticipated levitation spell seen at 8:40 in the video above, and much, much, more fancy new toys.

 

There will be new armor for both the vampire and the "Dawnguard" paths.

 

You have the ability to tame both the giant trolls seen at 6:59, and the supposed gargoyle seen at 6:31. Though not know yet, you may also be able to tame hell hounds.

 

For high level players, new "Legendary Dragons" will be added to the game to give a bit of challenge.

 

*SPOILER ALERT**SPOILER ALERT**SPOILER ALERT**SPOILER ALERT*

 

In the story, the vampires are attempting to permanently block out the sun using the "Elder Scroll" seen at 2:25 on the females back.

 

*SPOILER GONE*

 

Vampires now have the ability to travel in sunlight and are given viles of blood to make up for feeding on NPCs (Though you are still able to feed on NPCs at free will).

 

The 2 red sigels on the map are those of "Markarth" in the bottom left, and "Solitude" in the top left. I speculate that this may be the general area of which the "Dawnguard" DLC takes place.

 

Players will journey back into a portion of "Oblivion" know as the "Soul Cairn".

 

Though that is all that is known at the moment, i will be back with more. In addition, if you have any more to add, E-Mail me at garettwoodward@yahoo.com

 

 ~Sincerely

     Sh3W3ntToJ4r3ds

Flynwar
Flynwar

the red symbol in the top right is a wolf head, the symbol for solitude

dudnaito
dudnaito

i don't get it... "there's a scroll-holder thingy?" Are you serious??? It's a freak'n elder scroll. 

Rammone-X
Rammone-X

errr....did any of these commentators play Skyrim at all? 

IBearwestler
IBearwestler

Whiner ps3ers... go wack it to next G.O.W.

depman1972
depman1972

so its not coming out on ps3 then, thats me out then :(

ali1111111
ali1111111

trailer =great +cool>>>but why only on the godamn Xbox >>>>>we want it on PC and PS3 p\s:love to play as a vampire +the new crossbow 

chopsticksoup
chopsticksoup

I'd also like to point out that the blood fountain that the Vampire leader is standing next to looks an awful lot like the shrine of Molag Bol.

prince__vlad
prince__vlad

interesting ! I hope it will be for pc , too 'cause consoles suck big time

Raluka98
Raluka98

I used to watch trailers like these "But then I took an arrow in the knee":D

2saugat
2saugat

It would be cool if the end boss battle was with a vampire dragon.

MonsterEyil
MonsterEyil

Ever since the title was announced, I've been convinced that it's a DLC that follows the Daedric Prince, Meridia. Seeing that it's a faction war between vampires and "vampire hunters," I'd be surprised if the Dawnguard weren't mortal followers of Meridia - undead hunters rather than vampire hunters.

coight30
coight30

wow you two should actually play skyrim one day!

TheTinyGiant
TheTinyGiant

Yeah buddy. They've certainly taken their sweet-ass time so it had better be worth it

 

rhymesmatter
rhymesmatter

I wanna be a Vamp but damn i wish they can make it more like Vampire the Masquerade so that you can actually keep it hidden and not have so many NEGATIVE effects to deal with :(

Hellsing141
Hellsing141

markarth the city of the dwemer and the gold looking city be the HQ of the Dawnguard, the faction of the sun.Not hard to believe.and i think that bat transformation was something like a dead effect.(like ashes).and the last question is the transformation into a vampire demon.i didn't chose to be a werewolf but i thing if you chose the werewolf transformation and the demon vampire tranformation it will be a bug between them.

killerjay13
killerjay13

I should say that the golden thing on the players back is definetly a significant item, but i do not think it is a weapon, also u see it later in the trailer... at around 9:35.... so i think it holds a special map or something.

Colekern
Colekern

I just noticed this, but try turning the map of Skyrim sideways a bit. It should then line up with the map you saw on the elder scroll.

 

SuperAxilla
SuperAxilla

Anytime now, we'll start seeing Edward & Bella from Twilight mods somehow tying into this. I can see it coming like an Amtrak barreling 100 mph and my ankle is caught on the track. 

DrSimply
DrSimply

At 55 seconds in, the Falmer ARE shown in the video... How can you rule out the Snow Prince?????????????

Hel22
Hel22

I know no one is probably going to care, but did anyone notice the new moths/butterflies at 10:17 when they were looking at the elder scrolls? That may be an indicator of more ingredients, which is always cool.

Ro55Y
Ro55Y

6:46 there's a snow elf

TheSmoj
TheSmoj

The Model on the back of the guys daughter is an elder scroll. The model already exists in Skyrim in the scroll receptacle in the dwemer orrery, you are sent to get it during the main quest so the question is... how can these guys not recognise it?

ntippit
ntippit

Not experts that was clearly markarth and solitude which makes me think this is more knights of nine as in no new areas just added locations

dinosaur-123
dinosaur-123

OMG THE DAWNGUARD IS THAT VAMPIRE HUNTER GUYS FROM OBLIVION!!! that you do on the impire city !!!

dinosaur-123
dinosaur-123

gonna be awesome being one of the Dawnguards ,fighting those giant vampire beasts

Cartybowls
Cartybowls

Sweet, love these trailer breakdowns :)

 

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

I would like to see other types of weapons introduced. I'm not really a fan of crossbows, but I'd love to see polearms weapons, including combat staffs. And the ability to smith these weapons as well as magical weapons (magic staffs).

 

Also, there are way more spells in Oblivion than in Skyrim so it would be good to see some of them returning, for example: various absorb/drain/reflect spells; open lock spells; feather/burden; a whole range of different summons and bounding armour; dispell; etc etc. Not to mention being able to create custom spells, but I'm not too fussed about that as much.

 

One thing I would love to be able to do after becoming Archmage of the College is to rebuild Winterhold (I personally think this should be a requirement for becoming a Thane in that hold).

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

Definitely sure the other sigil on the map is Solitude (who's emblem is a wolf).

It would indicate these places may have some significance. Couple that with the fact there is that eclipse/portal thing above Dragons Reach I would think the Vampires may want to take over Skyrim, with the Dawnguard trying to stop them akin to the Stormcloaks and the Empire.

 

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

It's probably been mentioned already but the scroll on that girls back is an Elder Scroll. I've seen it on the loading screens a few times and have been carrying one in my inventory for a while.

TTocsa
TTocsa

I think that the Dawnguard is the organisation started by the last champion of Cyrodiil with his friends of the Order of the Virtuous Blood back in the time ^_^Also.. I guess I'll have to start a new character without mods for mods will not be compatible anymore - just to make sure that I won't get a MAJOR broken game right? 

tOm0000P
tOm0000P

i sure hope that i can buy this on a disc at the shops

lazhyz
lazhyz

 @depman1972 Its not only coming out for 360, it'll just be an exclusive addon for one month, then it'll come out for ps3 and pc.

bmart970
bmart970

 @TheSmoj Yeah, that's what I was thinking. You're totally right.

Colekern
Colekern

 @TTocsa Probably not. The creators of the mods will probably release an updated version.

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

 @tOm0000P 

DLC stands for DownLoadable Content - so it won't be available in stores.

Saturn666
Saturn666

 @The_Dragon_Born They do if they want to inform "the average nerd" as you so finely put it. This guy you replied to, should take their place and analyse instead, since he clearly knows what he is talking about, when these "analysers" don't.

DrSimply
DrSimply

 @The_Dragon_Born If their analysis is of the new trailer, they should know more then the average nerd.

vfibsux
vfibsux

 @Scorpion1813 While I admit back in 2007-08 DLC was not as popular as it is today, they did release all the Oblivion DLC on disc. 

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

 @vfibsux What I meant is that you won't be able to buy JUST the DLC on disc. You would have to buy it in a bundle akin to "Game of the Year" editions. But as already pointed out, that probably won't be out for a while (I'd say at the end of this year at the very earliest).

vfibsux
vfibsux

 @magicmonkeymatt I agree, was just asnswering the assumption just because it is DLC you won't be able to buy it on disc.

magicmonkeymatt
magicmonkeymatt

 @vfibsux Some time next year once all their planned DLC has been released they probably drop a "game of the year" type edition with it all on disk! ...... But who wants to wait that long!?