I wish this were a movie, because as a three-minute-long video game trailer, it kills. I didn’t play Oblivion, but my interest in its sequel has just skyrocketed.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim features the return of dragons to the Elder Scrolls universe, using a brand new graphics engine. Bethesda’s commitment to great storytelling is on full display in this trailer, as is that stunning new engine, and the results speak for themselves. The trailer features entirely in-game video. The Elder Scrolls franchise has always been characterized by massive, open worlds where you can play any way you want, and Skyrim promises to take that premise in bold new directions.
Be sure to watch this one in full 720p resolution. It’s worth it.
Here are the game’s first screenshots.
The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim will be in stores November 11th, 2011, for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.