Skyrim: Dragonborn DLC trailer shows riding dragons

A naughty Dragonborn is on the loose in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, slaying dragons and sucking up their souls to amass power, and it's not you. Bethesda today released the first trailer for open-world RPG's 'Dragonborn' DLC, teasing new areas, enemies, and, yes, riding dragons.

It seems there will indeed be a bit of a jaunt to the island of Solstheim, introduced in The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon, as had been uncovered by people rooting around in data files.

Dragon mounts is one of the ideas born of a big Skyrim game jam at Bethesda. Other ideas from the jam week have already snuck into Skyrim, such as the Lycanthropy skill tree and mounted combat in the Dawnguard DLC.

As is the way with Skyrim DLC, Dragonborn will hit Xbox 360 first, on December 4 for $20, or 1600 MS points. Bethesda's not saying anything about other platforms, but it'll doubtless hit PC later too. The PlayStation 3, however, has serious problems with Skyrim DLC, which Bethesda and Sony are still struggling to solve.

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