Today, Bethesda revealed the first major DLC for its popular first person action RPG Skyrim. The developers released a trailer to show of the new content players can expect from the game. The announcement was made on the official blog of Bethesda Softworks where the developers wrote that they couldn’t wait for E3 to reveal this amazing new DLC content for the game.
For the first time in the history of Skyrim, players will be able to side with a sector of vampires. This would allow them to become one of them and play as the dark side of the game. Players are also given a choice to fight against the vampires if they end up joining the vampire hunter group Dawnguard. Previously, the game allowed players to join up with Werewolves and fight against their sector hunters or become the hunters themselves.
Bethesda also released a series of new patch and other DLC content during the last two months, clueing that something big was coming. Earlier this month, PC Skyrim players got the ability to mount up horses and fight when riding. Bethesda is currently calling the new DLC as a complete expansion pack add-on. The developers have expressed their interest in delivering high quality and lengthy content instead of the traditional small patches of content.
The DLC is expected to hit on major platforms during the summer. It will be available on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The current price plan for the add-on is $20 or 1,600 Microsoft points on the Xbox 360.
Earlier this month Bethesda also added platform specific content with Xbox 360 getting the exclusive Kinect support for the game and the PC version getting mounted combat. Unfortunately, PlayStation 3 did not get any exclusive content from Bethesda.
Skyrim also has a very active developer community where players can find thousands of add-ons for the game. These add-ons change the way you play game and also gives you plenty of new content to explore and finish. The Dawnguard add-on is the first major add-on from the actual developers. For more information on what to expect from the add-on, check out the official video teaser below.