Skyrim Gets a Live-Action Trailer and It Has a Dragon

Jeez, how bad would it suck to actually live in the world of Elder Scrolls? I mean, considering that you would probably not be some kind of bad-ass adventurer, but are much more likely to wind up as a Commoner, Henchman or City Guard — and in other words, dragon fodder.

I feel like the trailer below for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim pretty accurately depicts that it wouldn’t be any fun. Everyone looks unwashed and horrifically unhappy as they flee a dragon that is literally burning down their town. One lady carries a baby and you gotta figure that baby probably has about a 30 percent chance of living to be old enough to grab a sword and get cut in half by some demon/dragon/ogre/troll/bandit/cultist.

Also, the adventurer guy who goes up against the dragon doesn’t even bring a shield. I’m guessing he’s dead. I don’t care how “Dragonborne” you are, fire still melts skin pretty effectively.

Download the trailer here.

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3 Comments on Skyrim Gets a Live-Action Trailer and It Has a Dragon

Russell

On October 24, 2011 at 10:04 am

“Also, the adventurer guy who goes up against the dragon doesn’t even bring a shield. I’m guessing he’s dead. I don’t care how “Dragonborne” you are, fire still melts skin pretty effectively.”

I was thinking that exact thing myself. Like a game is a game you can forgive that sort of thing, but I want to see that guy be engulfed in flames and still fight in live action lol..

Phil Hornshaw

On October 24, 2011 at 10:16 am

@Russell

Agreed. There should be a whole line of video game trailers that show live–action “Game Over” moments.

D3

On October 25, 2011 at 2:16 am

Maybe he needed his second hand for for throwing some dragon-butt-kicking spells instead of a shield?

Either way – that guy is me in three weeks!