Sega has made good on all those teasers; Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse will launch this summer on PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade and Steam. Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight closed its Kickstarter campaign over the weekend with more than triple its initial funding goal and met all stretch goals. Electronic Arts will end three more Facebook games from mobile developer Playfish, and Bestheda's post-launch team for The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim has moved on to another project, which the company says requires the studio's undivided attention.
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse 'reimagining' coming to PSN, XBLA and Steam this summer
Shovel Knight Kickstarter ends with more than triple its goal amount
EA closing Playfish's SimCity Social, The Sims Social, Pet Society
Tropical Skyrim - A Climate Overhaul, a recently updated mod for The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, replaces the often desolate expanses of Bethesda's fantasy role-playing game world with a tropical setting.
Tropical Skyrim takes the rainy, snowy climate and replaces it with jungles, deserts, bamboo forests and more, according to the mod's description on Nexus Mods. The mod even swaps some of Skyrim's animals, with pandas instead of bears and apes swapped for trolls in some areas. Modder "Soolie" has also updated the textures on cities and buildings "to suit their surroundings."
Check out SaioTV's video above for a 14-minute tour of the climate overhaul. If you like what you see, you can download the 876MB 1.0 version of Tropical Skyrim here.
YouTube user "SkyrimTuner" takes The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim very seriously, as evidenced by his posted videos of the game running a variety of mods to achieve ultra-realistic high quality.
The footage on the PC gamer's channel consists of Skyrim running quality-boosting mods, some videos featuring clips running more than 150 of them simultaneously. The game is operating at full optimization using the RealVision ENB mod with settings cranked all the way up, resulting in an realistic representation of Tamirel and its inhabitants. The video above, "Climates of Tamriel," focuses on sweeping shots of various in-game locations.
Other videos by "SkyrimTurner" featuring the RealVision ENB mod include various montages of environments and a brief look at how characters look with these...
The Interesting NPCs mod for Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim adds flavor to the game's non-playable characters with a massive amount of new content: people, dialogue trees, quests and even music.
Kris Takahashi, the mod's creator, calls it "a project to add color and life to Skyrim through [three-dimensional] NPCs." It brings dozens of new characters into the realm of Skyrim, with many being fully voiced by over 50 different volunteer actors from the Interesting NPCs community. Each NPC has its own backstory and unique, detailed dialogue tree, and some even play bard songs — Skyrim-appropriate melodies that are also performed by musicians in the community.
In all, the current version of Interesting NPCs boasts almost 20,000 lines of dialogue, along with eight full quests and...
The next downloadable content pack for The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim will be Dragonborn, revealed in a new trailer today from Bethesda.
The add-on content focuses on an ancient Dragon Priest who consumed the souls of dragons, and will add new areas and armor sets, as seen in the trailer above.
"You didn't think that you were the only one," the narrator asks. "He was the first: Dragonborn."
Dragonborn will release on Dec. 4 for Xbox 360 for 1600 Microsoft Points ($20).
Polygon has reached out to Bethesda for comment on the add-on's release for PlayStation 3 and PC, and will update this story with more information as we have it.
Modder clintmich has built a mod that introduces a whole new kingdom into The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Mushroom Kingdom, an environment based on Nintendo's Mario series.
Once downloaded and installed, the "Super Skyrim Bros" kingdom can be accessed by laying down in a bed in an abandoned house, making the mod's presence in-game like an elaborate fever dream. Fire flowers, collectible coins, talking toadstools – all the staples of Mario's world are present, including the ability to slay Goombas as you would roaming beasts in Skyrim.
"Super Skyrim Bros" includes five worlds to explore, clocking in at around three hours maximum of new gameplay content. Creator clintmich recommends players be at level 50 before entering. The below trailer shows what players can expect when they...