After wrecking dragons, ruining dinner tables with a Fus-Ro-Dah, and running away from giants, a body tires and the mind drifts towards thoughts of settling down. Well, Bethesda has you covered, as its new content addition to Skyrimtitled “Hearthfire,” allows Dovakhins to make a home in the majestic north. Check out the trailer here:

I’ll be interested to see how deterministic the house building will be. Is there a linear upgrade path to follow or will I be able to build crazy futurist homes? The ability to acquire children is also an interesting twist – it seems like the Bethesda team has taken a few cues from Molyneux’s Fable series.

Xbox 360 players will be able to settle their lives down come September 4th for 400 MS Points. No other platforms have been announced.


  1. In a related story, Bethesda still doesn’t have anyone talented enough to code for the PS3 platform, so we’ll be missing this expansion as well.