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Skyrim Trailer: Cinematic And In-Game Footage Amazes

See, we told you the wait wouldn't be long.

But maybe we weren't expecting to be blown away. ...then again, maybe we should've expected it. The Elder Scrolls is always epic, after all, even if it has never looked quite this good. The new trailer for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, featuring both cinematics and glimpses of in-game action, is about to impress the hell out of you.

Frankly, I'm not the biggest fan of this series but I always try to love it 'cuz I think I should. Maybe Skyrim will be the one that finally hooks me. As for everyone who loved Oblivion, I'm pretty damn certain you're going to adore the fifth installment; just make sure you make some time for it. You could really lose yourself with this one.

By the way, Skyrim has a November 11 launch for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Related Game(s): The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Tags: skyrim, elder scrolls v, skyrim trailer, skyrim gameplay

2/24/2011 10:28:11 AM Ben Dutka

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Temjin001
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 10:46:02 AM
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WOW 2011 is the year of RPG's!

DA2, SKYRIM, DeusEX and ME3. GREAT SCOTT!

Now I just gotta catch 'em all

All I'll need to know now is what system I should buy them for...

This is panty wearing-MS rep-ninja toy playing-Temjin reporting from Fox News. (some slanderous, ad hominem attacks I've received as of late =p )

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frostface
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 11:11:13 AM

How the hell did you forget to mention Dark Souls? Shame on you!!!

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xenris
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 11:27:29 AM

It truly is Temjin, however you forgot a bunch more not only is dark souls coming out but the Todd Mcfarlene and R.A. Salvatore rpg Kingdoms of Amalur which honestly looks quite amazing, Daggerdale, LotR war in the north, the witcher, and there are a few JRPGs I cant remember the name of.

The amount of RPGs coming this year is staggering and I love it!

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Temjin001
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 5:41:32 PM

"How the hell did you forget to mention Dark Souls? Shame on you!!!"

*hangs head* you're right, my bad. and it even has 1.5x the level size of demon's souls.

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Temjin001
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 5:47:04 PM

Oh, and Xenris. I haven't heard of thems-ones yet, probably cause I'm not so much a hardcore RPG gamer as I'm more of a hybrid gamer. Sampling many types of genres etc. But if any of those listed games turn out to be well received, I'll probably check 'em out ;)

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xenris
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 7:20:44 PM

Hahaha I'm not an RPG junky per say, I play any genre that has appealing art style, interesting worlds and a good story. I keep up on just about everything interesting that is coming out in the calendar year I'm in. Its how I stumbled upon the Kingdoms of Alamur seriously do a search on it, looks awesome :)

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Sithis
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 10:57:47 AM
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Absolutely stunning but I would have preferred more gameplay, not just flashes.

Plus this article is at the lowest despite being the newest.

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Maiq The Liar
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 4:58:17 PM

+1 to you man!

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Sithis
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 9:31:27 PM

Thanks, Ma'iq. Can't wait to see what progressions in Tamriel have been made since Oblivion/Infernal City. It's going to be epic, I tell you!

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Underdog15
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 11:14:28 AM
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Those visuals are stunning. I am impressed!

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Chelsea United
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 6:11:23 PM

Meh... the only real difference I saw was that when in third person, instead of sliding along the ground while running the character actually steps.

EDIT: I stand corrected, I watched a second time and the graphics have been upped majorly... well done.

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Kevin5
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 11:26:08 AM
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Wow, if that was actual ingame footage & the final product looks even close to that visually...

Man jams pants.

That was amazing.

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xenris
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 11:27:50 AM

That is in game my friend.

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Temjin001
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 5:49:12 PM

I'm curious, though, the video is more than likely running off a PC. So I'd expect foliage density and texture quality to be down a notch for us console guys. BUt who knows? Maybe it'll be the real deal for us =)
Here's hoping 'cause I don't do PC these days.

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Veitsknight
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 9:08:45 PM

PC is to expensive compared to consoles. TIs one of the reasons why I got a PS3. Can't deal with the upkeep...

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frylock25
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 11:28:38 AM
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i have never played one of these but i may be starting on this one. that is some cool stuff.

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kraygen
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 11:29:49 AM
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I think my heart stopped. I have hope again. Bethesda says they improved the combat and you can now dual wield.

The graphics looked amazing, probably pc graphics, but still, they looked a lot better than oblivion.

I had some issues with oblivion, but still loved it, can't wait to play this, releasing only a couple weeks before my birthday, you can guess what my birthday wish will be.

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CH1N00K
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 11:32:03 AM
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I still have to finish Oblivion, but damn! This game looks amazing. Looking forward to seeing this one.

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Kevin5
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 11:37:24 AM
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The old bank balance is going to cop a spanking when these games hit.

Skyrim, Uncharted 3, Mass Effect 3, L.A Noire just to name a few.

I simply won't have time to play all these, some games are just going to have to miss out, this shite is crazy fellas.

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Xzer0
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 11:38:57 AM
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11.11 is my birthday and that is one good birthday present. Interesting, are Bethseda planning to release some special version for those who have a birthday on the release date (that would be terrific).

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Riku994
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 11:44:20 AM

No, but if people have a baby on 11/11 and name it the name of the dragonborn (I cant spell it), they get some sort of special bonus.

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Snorge
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 11:48:59 AM

I heard that too...thats amazingly stupid if ANYONE did that...how about a nickname instead...would that work? LoL

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frylock25
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 1:11:51 PM

some dude in egypt named his daughter facebook.

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Veitsknight
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 9:10:13 PM

Dovahkiin will work for a girl. I knew a girl whos nickname was Dova.

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Snorge
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 11:47:53 AM
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WOW.....just wow...that sh*t looks pretty damn good! Im on board!....wait...11/11/11...nevermind I'll be too busy with Uncharted 3, sorry Bethesda!

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Excelsior1
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 12:08:17 PM
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is there any ps3 footage?

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Reccaman18
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 1:28:58 PM

I don't think so yet, but I imagine it would look very close to this vid. Bethesda is usually pretty good at keeping the graphics the same across multiple platforms.

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Underdog15
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 2:36:43 PM

This isn't technically footage on any console. So theoretically, although it's run with a 360 engine, it's possible they could scale up or scale down the end result to fit whatever it needs to fit.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 1:25:57 PM
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Sweet. But speaking of graphics in RPGs I just played the Dragon Age II demo and what the hecks going on? It seems to only be running in 480p and it looks like an Xbox1 game!

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Oxvial
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 1:55:07 PM

So I wasn't the only one that thought that xD.

Demo didn't do the trick with me, gonna use that money on this one instead.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 2:41:41 PM

Really? I havnt tried it yet got to much going on. But what a let down. I trust you so hopefully it just a demo thing. Was their a disclosure before the demo started, stating it may not replicate the final product? ;)

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Gimmedat
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 2:59:53 PM

How is it that no one can see that DA2 looks better by far that first one the animations are smoother too.Who ever cant see this needs there vision checked,come on son!!

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kraygen
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 3:35:36 PM

World go back and read the comments section on the the hands on preview article, we had quite the discussion about this exact thing.

I am glad that you too saw with your eyes.

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Excelsior1
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 4:13:45 PM

i absolutely agree with you about the dragon age 2 demo. the textures look very flat. i was thinking it kind of looked like a beefed up ps2 game, or i guess a xbox1 game. not very impressed.

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Temjin001
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 5:53:38 PM

World, the DA games use the Eclipse engine. I haven't done much research on it, but I think it's a heavily PC oriented engine make-shifted to work on consoles, more-so than say UE3.
The graphics definitely aren't going to win any awards, but I must say it's quality RPG-goodness.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 8:18:18 PM

I did read that thread but i hadnt played it yet so i didnt wanna comment.

@Gimmedat: The animations are definitely smoother but something else is up with it.

I did just recently have to use the colored HD cables while I wait for a new HDMI cable but my other games haven't been affected by it. When I say its in 480p that's because if you hit the PS button suddenly the PS menu is huge and washed out like it would be in that resolution.

I think and hope its just a demo issue, that looks like an early specially made demo. But I trust Bioware to hammer it out cuz the ME2 product was much improved from the demo. It was just freakin weird. The cutscenes looked on par with DA1 is a bit flattened in texture, but gameplay was really poor looking. I still think it will be a solid game and graphics aren't the most important thing to me in an RPG but compared to ME2 it really does look like its last gen based solely on the demo.

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Underdog15
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 9:00:08 PM

@Excelsior
You mean, beefed up XBOX 1 game or maybe a PS2 game? (PS2 had much better visuals and was the only system that generation capable of 720p resolution)

That's now 4 mildly negative sony/pro xbox posts from you over the last 2 days! (I'm counting!)

;p

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Temjin001
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 9:44:49 PM

Underdog, Incredible Hulk ran at 720p on XBox.

And THPS4 and Soul Calibur 2

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Underdog15
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 6:03:37 AM

Well, shoot then. Where were you to enlighten us when everyone here was bragging about that a few months back? It's because of this site I believed that. (Not from an article. From a discussion among us.)

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UK_MrSim_UK
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 2:12:38 PM
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I adore Fallout, that's the only RPG thats ever got me really hooked, for some reason I prefer having guns to swords and sheilds? Anyway, this looks brilliant.

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Underdog15
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 2:38:05 PM

That's fair. To each their own, right? I never had an interest in guns, and I've always been impressed with the athleticism involved in swordplay, so I'm the exact opposite.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 2:39:26 PM
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Wow wow wow! That's all I can say! Can not wait for this game!

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SirLoin of Beef
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 2:59:18 PM
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Can't wait for this game.

What really caught my ear was the soundtrack in the trailer. Very, very nice.

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Cuetes
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 3:06:39 PM
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Wow, a masterpiece in the making.

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aaronisbla
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 3:09:17 PM
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guess its safe to say they are using a new or improved engine than the ones used it fallout 3 and new vegas? god i hope so, those are really buggy

This looks great. This will be my first time buying an elders scroll game, never really got into it in the past

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kraygen
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 3:36:36 PM

well, it may be a new engine, not sure, but it's Bethesda, so expect it to be bugtastic regardless.

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Maiq The Liar
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 5:01:15 PM

the Creation Kit or something

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Lawless SXE
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 1:00:39 AM

Yeah, it's an entirely new engine.

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Alienange
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 3:09:41 PM
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I've been hooked on Elder Scrolls since that half naked chick on the cover of Arena enticed me into a purchase. This one just looks outrageous. I can't WAIT to ransack those towns.

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kraygen
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 3:37:39 PM

Lol, me too, every time it showed him sneaking in the footage, I was just thinking

"Yes, can't wait to get some back stabs and rob some people while they sleep!"

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LightShow
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 4:02:15 PM
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good music.

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Eld
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 4:19:09 PM
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I don't think I'll be getting this one on day 1. I tried Morrowind and Oblivion and didn't like either of them. Never finished them. They look good but somehow I get bored so quickly. Might be character development, lack of main story focus, and lack of party. Or who knows...

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Excelsior1
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 4:23:43 PM
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i just saw on cvg that it's the 360 footage. they always show the 360 build.

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GuyverLT
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 4:39:12 PM
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OFF TOPIC: You know that I would like to see the sequel to Folklore I think deserves a sequel.

Also this game looks really good although I've into 1st person type games.

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Oxvial
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 6:19:03 PM

It looks like they are improving the third person gameplay, so you should give it a chance when gets released.

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just2skillf00l
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 6:29:44 PM

Glad somebody's talking some sense. Let's see another Folklore, that game had a well crafted just about everything. Very beautiful game. If there's any RPG at this point I'd place my faith in it'd be the former hands-down.

Gotta say, never been a big Oblivion fan but this bad boy's lookin pretty good. Congrats to all you Oblivion fans out there, this's got some promise.

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GuyverLT
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 12:39:46 PM

@Oxvial
I know I should give it a try but I suck at 1st person type games but well see.

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Fane1024
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 6:11:25 PM

I played Oblivion almost entirely in third-person. It doesn't look quite right, but it plays fine.

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Crabba
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 5:24:46 PM
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Awesome looking demo, definitely on my watch-list now.. Then again, I still haven't played Oblivion yet...

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Lairfan
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 7:55:05 PM
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Looks a lot better graphically. Not that it would be too hard to make it look better than its 2006 predecessor, but it actually does look like it can compete with most modern multiplat open world titles. Plus it just looks plain awesome to boot. This and Uncharted 3 will be the only games I get this November, provided Ubisoft doesn't throw another Assassin's Creed in this year (which they probably will).

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Lawless SXE
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 1:01:44 AM
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Woah. That's amazingly good looking.

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___________
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 1:54:03 AM
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meh, battlefield 3 looks much more impressive!
might pick it up in the drought months once its hit the bargain bin, hopefully by then bethesda would of worked out all the bugs.
i wish i could go work for their QA, getting paid to jack sh*t.
now thats my kind of job!
might get a little boring after a while though.............

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aaronisbla
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 2:47:30 AM

talk about off topic

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Excelsior1
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 3:18:13 AM
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what, i meant was last it looked a little last gen. never owned an xbox so i don't know. that's why i said i guess. maybe sometimes i do get mildly negative about sony, but it's only becuase i care. i guess sometimes i get upset with them for loosing so much marketshare, and allowing ms to take over.
anyways, i do think sony is doing a much better job, and i do look forward to a great year for the ps3.

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Underdog15
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 6:02:01 AM

Sounds good to me!

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