Skyrim DLC Announced or Time to Finally Beat Skyrim

by Matt Clinks

Skyrim DLC was announced on May, 1st but I somehow missed it… maybe it was due to being in a super fun car accident on I-35. That looked something like this.

Sweet Instagram filter, right?

Either way, I was unaware of the big announcement until this morning. I got on the webz to see what some of my favorite sites had to say. Interestingly enough, I completely disagree with Rock, Paper, Shotgun‘s write up:

“I’ve always been a fan of the gag where a TV show or what have you spends ages building to something, only to air an absurdly quick segment and then roll the credits at blink-and-you’ll-miss-them-and-now-my-TV’s-a-time-space-vortex speed. I see what they’re doing there, even when I can’t physically see what they doing there. With Skyrim’s Dawnguard DLC, though, I think Bethesda just created the game announcement equivalent. After weeks of rumor-mongering, hinting, and teasing, the developer announced… an announcement. We now have a name, that dashingly glowy-eyed face, and an assurance that it’s “coming this summer to Xbox 360″ (which means one month after that for everyone else) and we can look forward to “more details at E3.”

So that’s annoying, but – in retrospect – hardly surprising given that E3′s set to envelop Los Angeles in its trademark whirlwind of lights, sounds, and totally-not-booth-babes in a teensy bit more than a month. In the meantime, though, let’s see what we can glean from this. Some have speculated that Dawnguard could refer to the Order of the Mythic Dawn, who sort of assassinated Patrick Stewart in TES IV: Oblivion and kicked off all that nasty, well, Oblivion business. The Daedra-loving apocalyptic mischief-makers sort of took the spotlight during Skyrim’s Mehrunes Razor quest, but this could make the stage a fair bit larger – given that the Cyrodil region is kind of, you know, in Skyrim.”

[Rock, Paper, Shotgun for full story]

Either way, Mr. Grayson starts to circle back and admit that maybe he’s not sure about the DLC and it may blow his socks off. I know, personally, after playing the Shivering Isles(read: the best thing about Oblivion) that I would hand it to Bethesda on these more massive expansion DLC’s.

Even as far back as Morrowind, Bethesda pumped out some sick expansions with Tribunal and Bloodmoon.

So let’s forget about Horse Armor!