Scans from Skyrim’s manual appear online

Here's a treat for Elder Scrolls fans eager to get straight to the gameplay on launch: an extensive set of glimpses at the Xbox 360 version of the Skyrim’s manual. With the document's lucky owner knowing that speed is a virtue when leaking material from a game as anticipated as Skyrim, there's no time for fancy hi-res scans: peruse these hazy snapshots and let your eye-strain become part of the illicit thrill.

Today's manuals are a bare-bones affair compared to the bygone glory days of over-explanation. So you might not learn too much from these pics that you won't have already learned from a combination of reading the previews, knowing the series, and having a good head on your shoulders for basic common sense. Still, if you just can't wait until Nov 11 to know for sure which button triggers Sneak mode (don't worry, it's still L3), then these shots might just make your week. And you can find the rest here.

Oct 11, 2011

Source: Imgur




  • ahhhonfire - October 22, 2011 8:02 p.m.

    Anyone notice there's no button for moving/dragging objects? Oh no!
  • Cleanser247 - October 13, 2011 9:25 p.m.

    Awesome article! This seriously made my day! I can't wait for Skyrim! : )
  • ThatFanInThePeacoat - October 12, 2011 5:54 p.m.

    I know this is far from the big picture of the game (especially a game like Skyrim), but I really love the new HUD. It is a stellar improvement since Oblivion, not that I hated it. I just really like having a HUD that's both aesthetically pleasing and smooth to use, which is very important in RPGs like TES series (with all the items, magic, weapons, and whatnot).
  • kor2disturbed - October 12, 2011 4:51 a.m.

    ohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygod! At the writing of this comment there is exactly one month before Skyrim's release. I can't wait much longer....
  • Kopite_Elite - October 12, 2011 2:53 a.m.

    What's with the left hand right hand? Dual wield weapons with individual triggers? Otherwise wouldn't it just be LT Block?
  • firas333 - October 12, 2011 5:49 a.m.

    Spells,shields and weapons can go in either hand in any combination so the triggers name make sense. Dual wielding in such a manner has been known for quite some time now : /
  • lilspooky - October 11, 2011 10:29 p.m.

    Wow, those sure are poor photos.
  • joshdaman123 - October 11, 2011 9:18 p.m.

    in-world* (sorry for double post)
  • joshdaman123 - October 11, 2011 9:17 p.m.

    i have but one very important question: What button allows you to manipulate objects in-word???
  • NullG7 - October 11, 2011 8:38 p.m.

    Cool now I get to spend 30 seconds less reading the manual before tearing into the game!
  • number1hitjam - October 11, 2011 8:18 p.m.

    If you're not a rabid Skyrim fan then this article won't make sense.
  • RedHarlow - October 11, 2011 6:54 p.m.

    Everything here is pretty much the same as Oblivion...not much to get excited over.
  • Redeater - October 11, 2011 4:57 p.m.

    .....uh....yay? Sorry this is a very strange article.

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