Live-action Skyrim trailer reminds us that (the game's) winter (release) is coming

So you've read the previews, looked over the list of cool things we found, and looked at every screenshot you could find of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. There couldn't possibly be anything else to experience before Skyrim comes out in just a few weeks, right? Wrong. Today, Bethesda released a live-action trailer for the game with shockingly high production value. It's like they snuck onto the set HBO's Game of Thrones and shot the trailer in secret.

And there's a dragon, too, so you know it's good.

So, what do you think? Is this what we should expect from The Elder Scrolls series as we approach the next-generation of consoles? Or maybe this is Bethesda's attempts to woo movie studios into signing on for a live-action film adaptation of the incredibly popular RPG franchise. Either way, November 11 can't come soon enough - we can't wait until it's us standing toe-to-toe with that dragon, even if we're going to be handling it with much less tact and subtlety than that loser. Seriously, why is he just standing there? He should be strafing around the dragon while shooting arrows and fire at it and stuff. What a newbie.


  • winner2 - October 28, 2011 2:44 p.m.

    If ever there has been a game I was eagerly waiting for, this is it. First dragon I fight, it's goin down hand to claw, no weapons.
  • NatDaGamer - October 25, 2011 12:44 p.m.

    GAAH!!! time needs to move quicker!!!!
  • Ravenbom - October 25, 2011 9:57 a.m.

    Back in the 80s and 90s it was practically all live action commercials for games. Then it was abstract commercials for games with a flash of game footage, then it was mostly game footage for commercials. And now game commercials have come full circle, bringing live action footage back into game commercials. Nintendo America started that trend of showing people playing Wii or DS, then Halo Reach had live action and now Skyrim. I predict more live action commercials from here on out.
  • LeSieg - October 25, 2011 11:40 a.m.

    I don't remember too many live-action commercials for games looking as good as that back in the 90s.
  • Brumbek - October 24, 2011 11:13 p.m.

    Live action is fail. This might as well have been a Capital One No Hassle commercial, for those who remember those. Use in-game assets, not lame live action. Thank you.
  • HankVenture - October 24, 2011 3 p.m.

    whoever needed reminding of this should get falcon Punched
  • larkan - October 24, 2011 1:09 p.m.

    "He should be strafing around the dragon while shooting arrows and fire at it and stuff. What a newbie." I LOL'd, cause it'd be hilarious to watch a fight like that take place in live action....the dragon would tail swipe him into the whelps for sure!
  • mattdark - October 24, 2011 12:50 p.m.

    Wow, as far as live-action trailers for a videogame go, this is definatly one of the best Ive seen. Nice job on getting me pumped up for this Bethesda
  • BladedFalcon - October 24, 2011 12:46 p.m.

    Heh, i really loved the GoT references in the tittle and subtitle, good job Coop!
  • lilspooky - October 24, 2011 12:38 p.m.

    "reminds us that (the game's) winter (release) is coming" I have not forgotten! I am so hyped for this game. I cant remember the last game I was this excited for. This trailer is so badass!
  • NobleSix - October 24, 2011 12:25 p.m.

    Damn, I've been trying to avoid anything Skyrim related to get my mind off the immense anticipation I have for the game, but you got me 1000 times more excited now Coop.
  • MadMan - October 24, 2011 12:22 p.m.

  • LuketheJuke24 - October 24, 2011 12:01 p.m.

    Oh God. I could not be more excited for this game.

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