Bethesda makes it official, thar be (more) dragons in the next Skyrim DLC

Dragonborn DLCRemember that story we posted last week about a mysterious image from Bethesda that we suggested might mean the new DLC announcement was on the way? Nailed it!

Ok, it really wasn’t a major leap to assume that the long awaited third DLC for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was on the way, but we now have the official confirmation that Dragonborn is set for December 4. At the moment the release has only been confirmed for the Xbox 360, thanks to the deal between Microsoft and Bethesda that grants the 360 a head start on the release.

A PC release is sure to follow, but PlayStation 3 users are still on the outside looking in when it comes to Skyrim DLC. The two previous releases, Dawnguard and Hearthfire, have yet to debut on Sony’s system thanks to technical issues, and at this point it’s unclear if PS3 users will ever get Skyrim DLC.

The new add-on will introduce us to the first Dragonborn, who is apparently unsatisfied by death and so decides to make a triumphant comeback, of sorts.

Beyond that, details are still scarce, and most ideas are based entirely on conjecture. It appears that players will return to the island Solstheim, which was originally introduced as an expansion to Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. It also looks like the long rumored ability to mount and ride dragons will become a reality, but neither have been confirmed.

Expect to hear more details in the weeks leading up to the December 4 release, when Dragonborn is released on the Xbox 360 for 1600 MS Points.