Following the announcement of the Hearthfire for The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim on Tuesday, Bethesda Softworks released a fact sheet for the house-building expansion that details some of the features and objectives that will be included when it is released to Xbox LIVE next week.
The Skyrim: Hearthfire fact sheet reveals that players will be able to choose land to build a house in the “salt marshes of Hjaalmarch, the forests of Falkreath, or the vast tundra of The Pale.” Players aren’t limited to just one though and can purchase and build on more than just one plot.
The trailer released along with the Hearthfire announcement revealed things like the ability to gain followers to stay with you at your home and also adopt children. But you’ll also have to guard your house against kidnappers, bandits and skeever infestations as well. However, followers can be turned into Stewards to maintain and protect your home and you hire a carriage driver and bard as well.
Hearthfire will be released to Xbox LIVE on September 4 for 400 MS Points ($5). It should be released approximately a month later to the PC and PS3.
You can check out the complete details from the Hearthfire fact sheet below.
With this official add-on to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you can purchase land and build your own home from the ground up – from a simple one-room cottage to a sprawling compound complete with an armory, alchemy laboratory, stable, garden, and more. Use all-new tools like the drafting table and carpenter’s workbench to transform quarried stone, clay, and sawn logs into structures and furnishings. Even transform your house into a home by adopting children.
- 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.
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