New leaked footage strongly suggests and ultimately reveals a second secret race for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The series has successfully managed to work in mythical beasties and the like before, and this new race should be none too surprising for fans who have been following the game's development closely.
Be warned, the information in this post contains spoilers for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Read with caution.
Werewolves. It is apparent, based on the footage and screenshots leaked last weekend, that there will be Werewolves in Skyrim. Although footage featuring the unannounced race did make its way onto the Internet, Bethesda quickly had the offending video taken down. VP of PR and marketing for Bethseda, Pete Hines, had only one comment on the subject, which he issued via Twitter.
"I haven't said a word one way or the other and will continue to do so."
It was only two months ago that Vampires were revealed as a playable race in Skyrim. This news was officially confirmed by Bethesda, which is surprising since they are trying to keep "hush hush" on the game's secret races. For instance, earlier this year game director Todd Howard would neither confirm or deny the inclusion of shape-shifters in Skyrim. Now, he no longer has to.
The images below showcase the revealed race. Click on the images to enlarge:
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It is not certain yet whether these
shirtless teenagers Werewolves will be a part of the main game or if they might be added as DLC. For that matter, are the creatures in the images actually werewolves, or could they be a bunch of crazy cannibals? The British Board of Film Classification stated the following to identify the nature of the game for British audiences:
"[Skyrim contains] a section where you make the choice whether to join a group of cannibals in eating human flesh (although no detail of the activity itself is shown)."
Cannibals, vampires, and werewolves… oh my! Either way, if this game is as epic as the live-action Skyrim trailer, then fans should be in for a treat. Do you feel that the inclusion of vampires and werewolves is almost a ploy for mainstream audiences that love the Twilight series?
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim releases November 11, 2011, for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
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