Hearthfire is the Next Skyrim DLC, Details and Trailer Revealed

by on August 28, 2012

Hearthfire is the Next Skyrim DLC, Details and Trailer RevealedBethesda have announced that the next downloadable add-on content for Skyrim will be Hearthfire, we’ve got details and a trailer to share.

Hearthfire will allow you to purchase land and build a home from the ground up, complete with an armory and an alchemy lab. You can even adopt children, if you so choose. We rather enjoyed the last DLC – Dawnguard – so are looking forward to this one too.

Key Features:

  • Choose Your Land – Choose from property in the salt marshes of Hjaalmarch, the forests of Falkreath, or the vast tundra of The Pale. For the more ambitious landowner, purchase multiple plots and start building a real estate empire.
  • Customize Your Home – Expand your home with a variety of room combinations including an armory, alchemy tower, kitchen, trophy room and more. Grow plants in your new greenhouse, cultivate slaughterfish in the fish hatchery, house your Arcane Enchanter in the enchanting tower, or display your latest conquest in the trophy room. Add additional features like stables, mills, smelters, gardens and more.
  • New Objectives and Interactions – Guard your home from unwanted visitors like marauding kidnappers, armed bandits, and skeever infestations. Turn almost any follower into your personal steward to improve and protect your home. Or if you require more help, hire a personal bard or carriage driver to ease the burdens of home ownership.
  • Adoption – Transform your house into a home with Hearthfire’s all-new adoption system. Adopt children and discover new ways to interact with your family. Play games with the kids, allow them to have pets and gain new bonuses from having a family.

At present, Bethesda have only revealed the details for Xbox 360, so you PlayStation 3 players (and surprisingly, PC users too) will have to wait a little longer for this new DLC. It will cost you 400 Microsoft Points and will be released on September 4. Check out the trailer, below.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is available now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.