Skyrim ‘Hearthfire’ DLC Allows Players to Create Their Own Homes
If the variety of houses you’re able to purchase in Skyrim didn’t quite do the trick for you, or you would just prefer to settle out in the middle of nowhere, Bethesda has you covered with the upcoming ‘Hearthfire’ DLC.
Slated for release in September, Skyrim‘s latest DLC allows players to purchase plots of land, such as in a snowy forest, and erect their very own home. Naturally, this also means you’ll be able to customize the inside of your house–if you want an armory to store all of your weapons and armor, for instance, you can do that with the Hearthfire DLC.
Unfortunately, the only platform announced so far is the Xbox 360, where it will set you back a fairly reasonable 400 Microsoft Points. PC and PlayStation 3 may have been left out of the announcement, but on the bright side Bethesda didn’t say it wasn’t coming to other platforms.
For more details, here’s the rundown on Skyrim‘s Hearthfire DLC, straight from the developer:
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.