They say where there's smoke, there's fire. The old adage couldn't have been more correct, as rumors we reported several weeks ago have been confirmed: Skyrim's next DLC installment is Dragonborn.
Bethesda officially announced the new DLC on their blog, along with this trailer.
Dragonborn is reportedly rather substantial, and will be priced at $20. This is the same as the original price for Dawnguard, and four times as much as the smaller Hearthfire DLC. What makes this DLC so substantial, you ask? The following can be seen rather plainly in the trailer.
Dragon Mounts - Yeah, it would appear as though you are finally able to ride dragons!
The "original Dragonborn" is going to be the main subject of the plot. Yep, you're not the only one.
New armor and weapons, including spears.
New, exotic looking enemies.
Several new locations. One rumor has the DLC set in Solstheim, a location in Morrowind.
Other than that, the trailer didn't tease much else, though that's certainly not all that's going to be new. Our original article has more information on what else could be included in the DLC based on game-file research.
The DLC is due out on December 4th on the 360. There's no official word on when the PC or PS3 are expected to see the additional content, but the PC has regularly followed the 360 by a couple weeks. Although PS3 users have yet to get their hands on either Hearthfire or Dawnguard, rumors claim that the upcoming 1.8 patch introduces several fixes that will prep the PS3 for compatibility with all DLC. Stay tuned! We'll keep you posted.