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The Technology Behind Skyrim

Head on over to Game Informer to learn about the Technology Behind Skyrim.  Read about the Creation Engine, Radiant AI technology, Havok Behavior, and the Radiant Story systems utilized in TES: V.

The Sounds Of Skyrim

Listen to the Sounds of Skyrim.  In this four-piece video selection presented by Game Informer, take a look at sound design and sound effects, early voice recording, the challenges of creating audio for the dragons and the dragon shouts, and the musical score composed by Jeremy Soule.

Road To Skyrim: The Todd Howard Interview

Game Informer has come through yet again.  This time they deliver an interview with Todd Howard.

Secrets Of The Wall

Game Informer has given us another Skyrim update.  This one reveals the secrets of Alduin's Wall.

"Alduin's Wall is an actual structure within the game world of Skyrim, and it plays a key part in the story of the game. It depicts a prophecy heralding the return Alduin to the world of the Elder Scrolls, as well as the history of the dragons and their interaction with humanity."

Behind The Scenes Of Skyrim

Game Informer went behind the scenes at Bethesda Game Studios, and they were kind enough to share their experience with us.  Take a look.

February Game Informer Cover Revealed

Game Informer has revealed their February cover.  "The inside of the magazine has over 20 screenshots that show off Skyrim in all its glory, along with a 14-page article on the new gameplay, engine, story and setting for this latest Elder Scrolls epic."

Front Cover


Front and Back

For those of you interested in what's written on the back cover, this will help you translate the runes, or you can take a look at the comments below for the translation.

Next Elder Scrolls Novel

According to, the next Elder Scrolls novel will be called Lord of Souls and is set to be released on September 27, 2011.  No others details are available at this time.

Bethesda Podcast: Episode 6 - Skyrim

Take a listen to the Bethesda Podcast: Episode 6, featuring Todd Howard.  Hear about some of the events leading up to the game's announcement, what it was like keeping it secret, information about the February issue of Game Informer, and best of all . . . there's music!

More Skyrim News

TES V: Skyrim will be featured in the February issue of Game Informer.  Here is the press release:


Bethesda Softworks Announces The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Highly Anticipated Sequel to Launch 11.11.11

December 13, 2010 (Rockville, MD) — Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today confirmed the upcoming release of The Elder Scrolls® V: Skyrim™, the next installment in the award-winning Elder Scrolls series and follow up to the 2006 Game of the Year, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®.

Developed by Bethesda Game Studios® under the direction of Todd Howard, Skyrim will be released on Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows® worldwide on November 11, 2011. Details on the game will be revealed in our exclusive cover story in Game Informer®’s February issue, which ships to subscribers in early January 2011.

“It’s exciting finally to announce the game,” said Todd Howard, Game Director on Skyrim. “We’ve been working for many years on Skyrim and the technology behind it. A new Elder Scrolls game has been a long time coming, and we can’t wait to show it off.”

TESV: Skyrim Coming 11/11/11

Fantastic news!  TESV: Skyrim was announced at the 2010 Spike Video Game Awards.  Here is the exclusive debut trailer.


UPDATE: The debut trailer is now available at The Elderscrolls page, and you can even join The Elder Council (facebook page).