ZeniMax, the parent company of developer Bethesda, has just filed a trademark for Dawnguard, which suggests that this might be the first downloadable add-on for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Skyrim impressed legions of gamers from all around the world with great gameplay and the huge array of quests that can be completed by players.
Ever since its release in November last year, however, lots of people have been thinking about what expansions
developer Bethesda could bring to the sprawling RPG.
While the actual company has been tight-lipped on this subject, it seems that its parent company has accidentally leaked the first pieces of information about the first add-on for Skyrim.
According to a trademark filed by ZeniMax, the DLC is called Dawnguard. The application mentions its relation to "computer game software for use with computers and video game consoles; downloadable computer game software offered via the internet and wireless devices."
Fans of The Elder Scrolls series
will remember the Mythic Dawn Guards that appeared right at the beginning of the fourth installment, Oblivion, and assassinated emperor Uriel Septim VII.
The Dawn Guards serve the Mythic Dawn cult, which worships Mehrunes Dagon, the daedric prince of destruction.
Their main objective in the last game was to open the Oblivion Gates and to allow the Daedra to invade the land of Tamriel, in which the territory of Skyrim is located.
Considering this group was only briefly mentioned in the recent game, it’s possible that they’ll play a bigger role in the downloadable add-on.
No other details are known as of yet, but you can expect Bethesda to share some more details when the time is right.
Until then, don’t forget that Xbox 360 owners will get the first two add-ons for Skyrim two weeks ahead of everyone else, as part of a timed exclusivity deal.