At Destructoid, Chris Carter reports that the game’s plans for a fully-functioning first person mode looks “… extremely impressive, to the point where it looked like they were playing Oblivion and Skyrim at times.” In a separate article, Carter declares the game “a welcome hybrid of old and new school MMO mechanics” and shares the following thoughts on the game’s distinct Elder Scrolls feel:
“As the developers at Zenimax were showing off the game, you could tell that they really cared about the history of the Elder Scrolls franchise. It was clear after playing it for an extended period of time that there will be lots of lore here to uncover; perhaps more than any other Elder Scrolls game before it.”
For much, much more coverage on the game, hit the jump below…
Good news, Dishonored fans! We can confirm today that Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill) will return as the voice of Daud in both of Dishonored’s upcoming add-ons, next month’s The Knife of Dunwall and later this year, The Brigmore Witches.
We’ll have more details on The Knife of Dunwall this week, including its very first previews. In the meantime, scope out our Facebook and Twitter pages for new concept art from Arkane Studios.
We know that not everybody gets a chance to go to PAX East, but that doesn’t mean you can’t score some great gear from the event. Our friends at Astro Gaming have kindly donated to us two Astro A40 headsets – complete with customizable speakertags for The Elder Scrolls Online.
If you are at PAX East, you’ll have additional opportunities to score these headsets at our special community event for The Elder Scrolls Online. Visit here for more details on the event.
If you’ve finished Dishonored, you’re familiar with the song “Honor for All”. The game’s composer, Daniel Licht, recently uploaded an acoustic version of the track to his YouTube channel — featuring the haunting lyrics of his nephew, Jon Licht, who co-wrote and performed the track for the end credits.
As noted last week, we’ll be at hand at PAX East letting fans play The Elder Scrolls Online for the very first time. Additionally, we like to extend you an invite to the 347th Tamriel Beer Garden — taking place Saturday, March 23rd at the Castle Meeting Space in downtown Boston.
Running from 6:00 – 11:00 pm, we encourage fans of The Elder Scrolls to gather for themed food and drinks, music, merchants, cool giveaways, and more. And if you didn’t get your PAX tickets before the event sold out, the event will be your first chance to play The Elder Scrolls Online.
For more details on our PAX East activities, including the latest stop for the ESO Food Truck, visit ElderScrollsOnline.com.
Today we’ve launched store.bethsoft.com — the official merchandise shop for Bethesda Softworks – featuring clothing, accessories, collectibles and more for games like The Elder Scrolls, DOOM, Fallout, Dishonored, Wolfenstein, and QUAKE. Below is a sampling of some of the site’s launch gear, including Official Vault 101 Gear, the id Legacy Collection, the Official Skyrim Collection, Dishonored gear, and your very own Elder Scrolls Online tshirt.
Look for regular updates to the store, and be sure to share your feedback in the Bethesda Store forum.
Those that have played Dishonored vividly can recall the actions of Daud – the legendary assassin that puts the game’s plot into motion. Beginning April 16th, you’ll return to this fateful moment and play the role of Daud in the story-driven add-on, The Knife of Dunwall.
Features of the new DLC include:
New Powers, Weapons and Gadgets — The mark of the Outsider empowers you with unique supernatural abilities. Call upon the Whalers to assist in combat with ‘Summon Assassin’, track down hidden Runes and Bone Charms with ‘Void Gaze’ and learn to use new variations to powers, including ‘Blink’. To aid in your dangerous exploits your customized arsenal of weapons and gadgets will include Chokedust to daze your enemies, whale oil powered Stun Mines to shock your targets, and a concealed Wristbow to launch sleep darts and explosive bolts.
Explore More of Dunwall —Make your way through the Legal District and infiltrate the Rothwild Slaughterhouse, a steaming factory filled with colossal whale carcasses and their hulking butchers. Revisit the decaying Flooded District, the location of Daud’s hidden base, first seen in the original game. Return to the scenes of key events in Dishonored with a new perspective, including the fateful moment that sets off Corvo’s journey.
Choose Your Path — On your search for answers, approach each mission with your own style. Your redemption – or your turn towards darkness – depends on your skills and the decisions you make. Discover the mystery behind Delilah in this stand-alone chapter, and then conclude Daud’s story in the upcoming final add-on, The Brigmore Witches.
The Knife of Dunwall will be available on April 16th on PlayStation 3 and Steam ($9.99), as well as on Xbox 360 for 800 Microsoft points. Stay tuned for new information on the content.
Today we’re excited to announce new (and very limited) Dragonborn statues available for purchase at GamingHeads.com. Here are the details…
Inspired by official artwork, Dragonborn stands powerfully upon his rock base, surrounded by the tail of a mighty dragon. At 1/6 scale, he measures approximately 16 inches tall, including the base – creating an extremely awe-inspiring presence for your collection.
Cast in high quality poly-stone, the statue is hand finished and hand painted. The Dragonborn comes dressed in incredibly detailed and authentic hand-tailored fabrics for unparalleled realism. Working with the official in-game assets has allowed Gaming Heads to accurately recreate the distinct armor style depicted in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
The Dragonborn statue is available in two versions – a Standard Edition and the GamingHeads.com Exclusive Edition. The Standard Edition ($299.99, limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide) is perfect for any two-handed combat expert. Mages that want to show off their destruction skills will want to check out the Exclusive Edition ($329.99, limited to 500 pieces worldwide), as it adds an alternate arm that holds a fireball spell that illuminates and pulses like real fire. The collector can exchange the fireball for the short sword depending on preference.
Both editions include deluxe, full-color packaging, a hand numbered base (low numbers will be provided on a first come first served basis), and a certificate of authenticity which allows you to purchase the same model number in future releases in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim collection.
For more details and images, visit GamingHeads.com. The statues are expected to deliver in Q4 of this year (just in time for the holidays), but because of limited quantities, you’ll want to pre-order as soon as possible. Note: Prices are in US dollars, but the product is shipping worldwide.