The long-awaited and much-anticipated third DLC from Bethesda for The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim was officially announced today with the reveal of its trailer.  Oh boy has it got me jumping up and down like a little kid!

Those who have been following my Skyrim exploits here on Comic Booked may already know that this game turns me into the man-child. I strive to keep hidden in polite company. But, every time Bethesda does something new, and I like it, I can’t help but let the little guy out so he can share his excitement with all of you!

The trailer went live  on Bethesda’s YouTube channel, the contents of which will be sure to please Elder Scrolls fans to no end. Much like the previous DLC: Dawnguard, a brand new story has been concocted for your enjoyment. There has been no word on exactly how long it will take or how many quests and achievements the DLC will contain, but what we can gather from the trailer is that  big things lie ahead of our Dragonborn.

The trailer picks up with sweeping landscapes and a dramatic voice over detailing what we can ascertain will be the main antagonist for this story. The first Dragonborn. A Dragonpriest who feasted on the souls of Dragons, and much like his winged prey, he seeks to return to the realm of the living. At the beginning of the trailer we see the altar of sorts that lies within Labyrinthian, where you can collect the “time travelling” wooden mask. I feel it is safe to speculate that the mask belongs to this Dragonpriest and that it may play a role in the DLC.

We get to see many new locations and people in the trailer, ranging from mountain ranges and dungeons to tombs and villages. It should be noted that this DLC does not take place in Skyrim, but on an Island province that is independent from the Empire, just north of Skyrim and Morrowind.

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The main feature that has me the most excited for this ad on is that we are finally able to ride Dragons! The Dragonborn can be seen soaring through the sky, on a Dragon that looks awfully similar to Odahviing, one of Alduin’s former servants that now aids the Dragonborn on command. This may be the feature that secures a large number sales for this DLC…players may not be interested in more quests, but the idea of flying over the realm of Skyrim sure is an appealing one!

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dragonborn will be available on Xbox LIVE for 1600 Microsoft Points. And will be available from the 4th of December 2012.