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Skyrim's Dragonborn has you hunt the very first one

by Steve Watts,, Nov 15, 2012 8:00AM PST

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is preparing its next bit of downloadable content, titled Dragonborn. Bethesda shed a little more light on the name and the content today, with a handful of screenshots a few details on what exactly you'll be doing when you take up the mantle again.

The new content focuses on the return of the first Dragonborn. You'll leave Skyrim altogether and travel to the island of Solstheim in your quest to find and, presumably, kill your older counterpart. As The Highlander has taught us, when it comes to unspeakable power, there can be only one. Solstheim is home to Dark Elves and native Skaal peoples.

Since the story revolves around the Dragonborn, many of the new features do too. You'll get new Shouts, Spells, a new Daedric realm to explore, and new paths for skills and abilities. One Shout, the Dragon Aspect, makes you considerably more powerful and can strengthen other shouts as well. You can use these abilities to dispatch new Ash Spawn and Riekling enemies. The DLC will also offer new equipment, like Bonemold and Chitin armors, and Stalhrim weapons.

The Dragonborn DLC is set to hit Xbox 360 on December 4 for $20 (1600 MSP). Now that the Microsoft exclusivity arrangement is over, it might hit other platforms near that date as well. Be sure to check out all 12 new screens.