Now you can verbally use your Power words in Skyrim. You can now yell Fus Roh Da to heart’s content thanks to the new Kinect support for the Xbox version of The Elder Scrolls 5 – Skyrim. The game’s developer, Bethesda Softworks, has released a free update for the game allowing support for the Kinect. The update features more than 200 commands you can verbally give the game. These commands include Skyrim’s famous Dragon shouts. While yelling Fus Roh Da to verbally push back your enemies with violent force, the update also contains other verbal commands for many aspects of the game like equipping using hotkeys, commands to followers, and all menu commands like Skills, Favorites, Container, Barter, Map, Magic, and Items. Voice Commands let you quickly load and create saves during gameplay. You can also quickly access inventories and menus. In addition to the functionalities described above, the update also allows players the ability to sort their inventory items by value, weight, and name. Players can also now use additional hotkeys and some new special map functions.
While the Kinect update is enough to make many Skyrim players excited, they will also be thrilled at the news that a DLC is coming soon for Skyrim. The DLC, titled The Elder Scrolls 5 – Skyrim: Dawnguard, is presumably centered on the town of Dawnstar. That’s all Bethesda has released about the DLC so far. However, going by the developer’s earlier announcements regarding its policies on DLCs, fans of the massive open world RPG single player game can expect the DLC to be quite expansive and content dense. Hopefully, Dawnguard meets or exceeds such pronouncements. What makes Skyrim such a fun game to play is that the title is so packed with content that whenever you re-roll and play a new character, it feels you are playing a different game each time. Adding content heavy DLCs to the mix will definitely extend Skyrim’s appeal. If Bethesda plays its cards right, it merely need to release DLCs twice or once a year until the next installment of the highly popular Elder Scrolls series is ready for rollout. Of course, we won’t expect a new game rollout until the next generation of game hardware (not necessarily consoles) are ready.