Next Skyrim DLC, “Hearthfire,” Turns You into a Real Estate...

Next Skyrim DLC, “Hearthfire,” Turns You into a Real Estate Tycoon?

The winds traveled the news to us a short while ago that Bethesda had trademarked the name “Hearthfire” pertaining to the Elder Scrolls license, leading fans to suspect a DLC follow-up to Dawnguard was on the way.

Once again thanks to the leaky well of information that is Reddit, we’re rumored to have our first synopsis detailing Heartfire. For the story driven, it’s probably not quite what you expect:

Hearthfire, the next official game-add on for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, has arrived. For the first time in the Elder Scrolls universe, purchase land and build your own home from the ground up – from a simple one-room cottage to a sprawling compound complete with armory, alchemy laboratory, trophy room, and more! With Hearthfire, the possibilities of what you can build are endless.

Hmm, well there goes all that speculation pegging Hearthfire as a potential in for a zombie infested add-on similar to Red Dead’s Undead Nightmare or Borderland’s Zombie Island of Dr. Ned.  Sure, I wanted to Dragon Shout waves of the undead into a massive, red pulp but, uh, this is good, too.  Can’t wait to accessorize the shit out of my dungeon, I guess.

Of course, Bethesda has yet to comment or announce anything solid.  This could very well be a clever misguide or outright bull.  And with Dawnguard an absolute no-show on the PS3 (still), it’s going to be some time before we get around to whatever Hearthfire ends up being…fantasy-world real estate simulator or not.

UPDATE: Count this one as true.  Bethesda has announced the home improvement focused Hearthfire will be available for download through Xbox Live on September 4th.  It’ll set you back 400 MS for any of you would-be, virtual Bob Vila’s.  No announcement has been made regarding a PC or PS3 release.

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