Game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Engine: Creation Engine, Havok (physics engine)

Platform: Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3

Release date: June 2012

Genre: Action role-playing

Mode: Single-player

Distribution: Downloadable content


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard is the first official downloadable content add-on for the action role-playing open world video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The game was developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. The Xbox 360 version of Dawnguard launched in English-speaking territories on 26 June 2012, and in France, Germany, Italy and Spain in mid-July 2012. It was released on Microsoft Windows via Steam on 2 August 2012. Due to performance issues, the PlayStation 3 version of Dawnguard had been released late on 26 February 2013. On January 18, 2013, Bethesda announced that all three DLC expansions would be released on the PlayStation 3 during February 2013, with Dawnguard being released on February 26.

Dawnguard revolves around an ancient prophecy predicted by an Elder Scroll. The Dawnguard, an organisation dedicated to hunting Vampires, are reformed to attempt to stop the return of a powerful clan of Vampires named the Volkihar. The Volkihar's leader, Lord Harkon, intends to use an Elder Scroll to permanently blot out the sun. The player can choose whether to aid the Dawnguard, or join the Vampires, becoming a Vampire Lord themselves in the process.

Players are given the choice to either join forces with the Vampires, or fight them alongside an order of Vampire hunters known as the Dawnguard. Depending on the player's choice, they will be granted access to one of two home bases, Castle Volkihar or Fort Dawnguard, respectively. New armors, perks and weapons, including a crossbow for the Dawnguard, have been introduced. Crossbows will remain loaded when running through the world and provide a quicker shot than bows. They are, however, slower to reload. Crossbows fall under the Archery perk tree and all points assigned to Archery will also apply to crossbows. Crossbow bolts can also be crafted with enchantments to create bolts with additional magical damage.


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