By Michael McWhertor on Apr 25, 2013 04.25.13
Bethesda Softworks will release a version of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim with the game's add-on content — the Dragonborn, Dawnguard and Hearthfire expansions — packed in as part of a Legendary Edition re-release of the 2011 game set for June 4. The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Legendary Edition is launching for $59.99 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC; it will be available June 7 in Europe. Along with the DLC, it includes the latest version of the main game, 1.9. Bethesda announced earlier this month that the Skyrim post-launch support team had moved on from major development on the game to transition to its "next major project." You can check out the box art below.
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Apr 15, 2013 04.15.13
Downloadable content for the Windows PC version of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is currently 50 percent off at GameStop, as discovered by Dealzon. Those interested can pick up Dragonborn and Dawnguard for $9.99. Hearthfire is currently available for $2.49. Dragonborn, the latest DLC, takes players off the coast of Morrowind to explore the island of Solstheim. Dawnguard added vampires to the game, while Hearthfire allows players to buy land and build houses from the ground up. Bethesda announced today that its Skyrim post-support launch team is officially moving on to its next project. A representative told Polygon that no further DLC is planned.
By Griffin McElroy on Apr 15, 2013 04.15.13
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim's post-launch support team has moved on to work on Bethesda's next project, marking the end of the game's schedule of major content updates, the studio announced today. "Parts of our team have also been in pre-production on our next major project," a post on Bethesda Blog reads, "and that game is at the point where it requires the studio's full attention to make it our biggest and best work yet." The blog post added that though the support team is moving on, Bethesda will continue to provide minor updates to Skyrim "as needed." A representative for the company confirmed to Polygon that "no other DLC [is] coming," meaning Hearthfire, Dragonborn and Dawnguard will be the title's only expansions. "We look forward to sharing our next adventure with you," the...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Apr 08, 2013 04.08.13
Update 1.9 for The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim has been released for consoles and adds new legendary skills that "effectively removes the overall level cap," Bethesda announced via its blog. With the updated set, players can change their skills to legendary, which resets the skill to level 15. This returns any perks and allows the skills to be affected by leveling once more. Additionally, the update adds a new legendary difficulty setting. Several bugs are also addressed by the patch, including a glitch that would cause dragon nemesis Alduin to become invincible and improper NPC respawns. You can read the full list of changes here. Update 1.9 was released for Steam users in March.
Double Dragon 2: Wander of the Dragons launching April 5 on XBLA, Xbox Live Spring Sale begins today
By Samit Sarkar on Mar 26, 2013 03.26.13
Double Dragon 2: Wander of the Dragons will launch April 5 on Xbox Live Arcade for 1200 Microsoft Points ($15), Microsoft's Major Nelson announced today. Achievements for the game, a 3D remake of 1988's Double Dragon 2: The Revenge, appeared earlier this month and hinted at an upcoming release. Wander of the Dragons was originally scheduled to launch in September 2011; there had been no news about it for approximately 18 months until the Achievement leak. This week's deals on the Xbox Live Marketplace include half-price discounts on Transformers: War for Cybertron ($29.99 instead of $59.99), Transformers: Fall of Cybertron ($9.99 instead of $19.99) and various pieces of DLC for both games. Those offers will be available from March 26 through April 1. Today also marks the beginning of...
By Emily Gera on Mar 20, 2013 03.20.13
Official Skyrim lithographs purchased from the Bethesda store were found to be damaged in transit after being shipped to the warehouse, Bethesda said in an email sent to users who purchased the item. "unfortunately," the message reads, "no one there noticed until they finally went on sale and began to be packaged up for you all. While some of them were less damaged than others, we decided that any damage at all was unacceptable and the fairest thing would be to have them all destroyed so we could start over fresh." Reprints of the lithographs are underway and will be rushed to the store's warehouse to begin shipping out to customers. Shipping is expected to begin the week of April 1. As these are numbered items, the store will designate these new prints with an asterix on the off...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Mar 12, 2013 03.12.13
Gaming Heads will sell a limited edition The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Dragonborn statue in either a standard or exclusive edition, the company announced. The company is best known for its work on Valve figures, namely for Team Fortress 2 and Half-Life. The Dragonborn standard edition, a 16-inch hand-painted statue made of poly-stone, is a 1/6 replica of Skyrim's poster hero. There will be 1,000 pieces made worldwide for $299.99. Those interested in adding a magic element to their statue should be prepared to lay down $329.99. The exclusive version includes an alternate arm with fireball in hand, though only 500 pieces will be available. The bases of both editions will be hand numbered. The figurines are expected to ship worldwide before the holidays. Statues include a certificate of...
By Griffin McElroy on Mar 06, 2013 03.06.13
Bethesda has permanently reduced the prices of three of its titles on the Steam distribution platform: Fallout: New Vegas, Doom 3 BFG Edition and The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim. Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition, which combines Obsidian's open-world RPG with its four DLC expansion packs, now retails for $19.99, exactly $10 more than the non-premium version of the game. Doom 3 BFG Edition is also now permanently marked down to $19.99, a $10 price cut from the game's former cost. Skyrim is still a bit pricier than the other two, clocking in at $39.99 — pretty much the standard MSRP for the game at retailers like GameStop and Amazon.
By Griffin McElroy on Mar 04, 2013 03.04.13
An update for the Steam version of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim adds a new Legendary difficulty setting to the game, which allows players to raise their characters' levels higher than ever before, Bethesda announced today. The new difficulty setting, part of Skyrim's 1.9 update, allows players to reset their individual skills after they've reached level 100. After dropping the skills to the base level of 15, players can rank up through them again, re-unlocking the valuable perks in each tree — and, more importantly, allowing their characters to level up far beyond the game's original level cap, since players must rank up their skills a certain number of times before moving on to the next character level. The update is only in its beta phase, meaning its PC only for now, but Bethesda...
By Dave Tach on Feb 22, 2013 02.22.13
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, Bethesda's fantasy-themed role-playing game, is on sale through the weekend for $34.99 on Groupon. The sale, which expires at midnight ET on Sunday, Feb. 24, applies to new copies of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions. Groupon will include free shipping and limits the number of copies purchased to three per person. Released in Nov. 2011, Skyrim still retails for $59.99. Console versions are available now on Amazon for $39.99, the same price as a current sale on Xbox 360 through Games on Demand. Bethesda recently announced that three DLC offerings would be released this month for the PlayStation 3 version: Dragonborn Feb. 12, Hearthfire Feb. 19 and Dawnguard Feb. 26 in North America. Each are discounted 50 percent during their first week of...