The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Will Utilize a New Engine; Coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PS3

By Xav de Matos, Dec 13, 2010 9:00am PST Saturday's announcement of a new title in the Elder Scrolls series left us with a few questions, today the picture of the fifth game in the franchise is a little clearer.

According to Bethesda's official Twitter account, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will not utilize the same engine that helped power Oblivion and Fallout 3. "Seeing lots of speculation about [the Elder Scrolls V] game engine. It's brand new... and it's spectacular!" a Bethesda Blog tweet revealed.

Based on the trailer, it would appear that that an evil power--presumably a dragon race--has reappeared in the world after years of being considered a forgotten legend.

"You should have acted," a voice in the trailer pleads. "They're already here. The Elder Scrolls told of their return. Their defeat was merely a delay. From the time after Oblivion opened, when the sons of Skyrim would spill their own blood." The trailer goes on to name the legendary hero that strike fear into the heart of the returning evil: Dovahkiin.

More details for the game will arrive soon, as Skyrim will be the featured cover story in the February issue of Game Informer.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will launch on November 11, 2011, for the PC, Xbox 360 and, PlayStation 3.

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