Reaching New Heights: The World of Skyrim


The third Skyrim team diary — “Reaching New Heights: The World of Skyrim” — is now live on the Elder Scrolls community page!

Learn about some of the things you’ll find while exploring Skyrim’s massive landscape, and see how Bethesda artists upped their game in over three years of dedicated work. Head over there now to check it out.

You can also listen to the third developer podcast separately in the regular places:

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Skyrim Official Strategy Guide Blog #1: Something to Shout About

Alongside Skyrim’s release, you’ll also be able to purchase the mammoth-sized, 656-page (in full color) game guide from Prima. To learn about the guide’s contents, here’s the guide’s co-author, David Hodgson

Overview. The Sky’s the Limit

Work began on the official guide in early May, when I commenced an overwhelming trek into every frigid corner of Skyrim. Initially, I was thinking this would be a similar experience to my work on the Fallout 3 guide. But then phrases like “even more epic” and “five times the size” were whispered to me. More than five months, close to 2,000 man-hours of work (between myself and co-author Steve Stratton), several thousand cups of tea and packets of Monster Munch later, and with a massive support structure from both Bethesda and Prima, the guide is complete.

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Midnight launches confirmed at GAME and gamestation in the UK

Live in the UK? Below are details on special midnight launch events at GAME London on Oxford Street and gamestation Birmingham on New Street.

The first 250 people to join the queue at each store will receive a Skyrim goody bag, whilst the first 100 people in the queue will also receive a Skyrim strategy guide and Skyrim music CD.

Adding further excitement on the night, fans who turn up dressed in Skyrim cosplay will have the chance to win five special prizes! The Best Cosplay winner will receive an Xbox 360, free upgrade to the Skyrim Collector’s Edition, Skyrim t-shirts, Skyrim strategy guide, Skyrim music CD, and Skyrim goody bag. The first four runners up will also receive  a free upgrade to the Skyrim Collector’s Edition, Skyrim t-shirts, Skyrim strategy guide, Skyrim music CD, and Skyrim goody bag.

In addition the goodies and costume contest, folks that visit GAME London on Oxford Street will have a chance to get a photo with a real-life Elder Scroll!

 

Golden Mead for a Golden Game

It’s done!!!

We’re pleased to announce that after more than three years of hard work, the team at Bethesda Game Studios has completed over 20 versions of Skyrim — across multiple platforms, languages, and countries. That’s right, Skyrim is officially gold!

The team celebrated last night with sweet golden mead brewed by Kurt Kuhlmann, Ryan Jenkins, and Shane Liesegang.

For more pics, check out the slideshow below…

Making a Dragon Sandwich: The Sound of Skyrim

The second Skyrim team diary — “Making a Dragon Sandwich: The Sound of Skyrim” — is now live on the Elder Scrolls community page!

Go behind the scenes with Bethesda audio director Mark Lampert as we examine the sounds and soundtrack of Skyrim. Head over there now to check it out.

You can also listen to the second podcast separately in the regular places:

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New Skyrim Avatar items and Premium Theme now Xbox LIVE

New and improved Skyrim products!

Today on Xbox LIVE, you can purchase  a Skyrim Premium Theme (240 Microsoft Points) and the following avatar items:

Dragonborn Armor – 400 Microsoft Points
Dragon Bone Armor – 400 Microsoft Points
Mage Robe – 320 Microsoft Points
Dark Brotherhood Armor – 400 Microsoft Points
Dragon Bone Helm – 240 Microsoft Points
Dragon Prop – 240 Microsoft Points
Elder Scroll Prop – 240 Microsoft Points
Magelight Prop – 240 Microsoft Points
Stormcloak Helm – 240 Microsoft Points

Love that Dragonborn!

Pre-order the four-disc Skyrim soundtrack

Once 11.11.11 hits, Skyrim will be on the minds of many for weeks and months on end. To help with those awkward moments when you’re away from the game (work, driving, going to the gym), we’ve got just what you need: The Elder Scrolls® V: Skyrim™  - The Original Game Soundtrack 4-disc set!

Available through DirectSong, the four-disc set is a fantastic collector’s item for fans of The Elder Scrolls. The compilation will begin shipping the week after the game’s release. As a bonus to anyone that orders by December 23rd, copies of the soundtrack will be personally autographed by the game’s composer, Jeremy Soule!

The four-disc CD compilation can be pre-ordered now for $29.99.

Details on the music being made available on iTunes will be announced at a later date.