Bethesda dropped a bombshell earlier today by announcing that not only is Hearthfire real, it's going to be released on Xbox Live in under a week on September 4th. Yeah, we didn't see that coming either. The announcement revealed that Hearthfire will offer players the following abilities...
[*]Purchase (and defend) property.
[*]Build your own home/complex from the ground up.
[*]Ability to use drafting tables and carpenter's workbenches to make furnishings.
[*]Hire stewards to run your affairs.
[*]Adopt children into your home. But be warned, you have to raise them!
[/list]The DLC will reportedly cost 400 Microsoft Points; that's $5.00 if you're a normal person and not a Microsoft suit.
An official promotional video was posted alongside the announcement.
Meanwhile, PS3 owners still have yet to have any official announcement concerning Dawnguard's PS3 release date. However, Skyrim Patch 1.7 (released in July on the 360) was officially available in Europe on August 28th.
With Skyrim’s newest game add-on, Hearthfire, you can purchase land and build your own home from the ground up – from a simple one-room cottage to a sprawling compound complete with an armory, alchemy laboratory, stable, garden, and more. Use all-new tools like the drafting table and carpenter’s workbench to transform quarried stone, clay, and sawn logs into structures and furnishings. Even transform your house into a home by adopting children.
Hearthfire releases on Xbox LIVE next week (September 4th) for 400 Microsoft Points.
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