[Update: Our first info on Skyrim DLC (snow Elves & Crossbows!) has leaked!]

Despite pushing Prey 2 back another year, Bethesda has been a group of busy bees lately, updating The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim with some much-needed patches and more recently, promoting their latest title, Dishonored. While insatiable Skyrim players everywhere were chomping at the bit to see more of what Bethesda has to offer for the land of Tamriel, much of the award-winning developer’s marketing efforts have been put into pushing new IP Dishonored to release. The patience is about to pay off, and the first semi-concrete information regarding a forthcoming Skyrim DLC pack landed this morning.

A week and a half ago, a mysterious image was tweeted by Bethesda VP Pete Hines, immediately sending players into a flurry of discussion about its place in the Bethesda game lineup. Shortly after however, Hines dropped a subtle hint that this image was not part of any Skyrim DLC announcement previously teased to come this April.

It wasn’t long before the image’s source, along with the debut trailer for Dishonored, was released in full. This added another red herring to the list of possible Skyrim DLC media. But after several statements outlining Bethesda’s desire to produce higher quality, larger DLC expansions less often, it wasn’t too much of a surprise that players wouldn’t be able to sink their teeth into any Skyrim expansions just yet.

Nearing the end of April, and to avoid testing the patience of fans further, Hines tweeted an update this morning to let everyone know that Skyrim DLC info is indeed on its way. Of course, Bethesda has also been hard at work getting their Kinect update release into eager hands (voices only, actually), which will allow players to speak the dragon shouts in addition to nearly 200 other commands.

“I am working on getting a little more info out on Skyrim/DLC. Maybe next week? We’ll see. Also trying to confirm Kinect release date.”

Regardless of the time frame for announcements, Skyrim/The Elder Scrolls fans can be sure that more adventures in the land of Tamriel are on their way. Besides, a plethora of player-made modifications and extensions have been released since the Skyrim Creation Kit dropped in February, so any Dovahkiin looking to expand their Skyrim experience need not look any further – at least for now.

Sources: Pete Hines