Time for a new expansion of The Elder Scrolls: Legends called Heroes of Skyrim by Bethesda during their E3 presentation Sunday night. Full details are below.
This brand-new set of over 150 cards will include new mechanics like Shouts, familiar characters, and, of course, dragons… lots of dragons. Heroes of Skyrim will be available on June 29 on all platforms.
Familiar Faces (and Dragons!)
Heroes of Skyrim reintroduces some of our favorite characters from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, including allies like Aela the Huntress, J'Zargo and Delphine, as well as some Dragons of legend like Alduin and Paarthurnax. The Dragons in Heroes of Skyrim appear across all attributes, and many will reward players for playing them with other Dragons.
Shouts, Companions, & More
One of the biggest new gameplay changes in Heroes of Skyrim is the introduction of a couple of new keywords, namely the Shouts. Much like in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Shouts have three different levels that increase in power. Where in Skyrim you would be able to "level up" a Shout by finding words of power, your Shouts in Legends power up the more you use them. The first time you play a Shout, you get its first level. The second time, you get the second level, and the third time… well, you get the picture. There are even cards that progress your Shout cards more quickly, which we'll talk more about soon.
The Companions are represented by a spin on the Change ability introduced in The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood. Companions will change into their Beast Form when you break a rune. Beast Forms are often more powerful, and bringing the beast out can even trigger abilities.
From the College of Winterhold to the Civil War, Heroes of Skyrim represents even more great themes from Skyrim. This is only the beginning, and we'll be talking a lot more about Heroes of Skyrim in the coming weeks leading up to launch. The set features over 150 brand-new cards, and Heroes of Skyrim card packs will be available for purchase on June 29. Keep an eye on Bethesda.net in the coming weeks as we reveal more cards and details.