The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has a new way for you to play ‘house’ with the Skyrim Hearthfire add-on.
“Hearthfire” is ready for Xbox 360 so you can build a home for your Dovakin and his many trophies. Buy land, build a home, and then fill it with the orphan youths from around Skyrim.
Beyond building a army of children, you can customize your house with an armory, alchemy lab and trade tools of whatever other crafting arts you’re into. Make a hall to show off your trophy kills and your expansive dragon bone collection.
Hearthfire costs 400 Microsoft Points ($5). There is no release date yet mentioned for when the expansion will make its way to PC or PS3.
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Skyrim Hearthfire Key Features
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.
Get Staff– Hire a carriage driver who can take you to small settlements as well as major cities. Are the expansive halls you built a little quiet? Get a personal bard to sing you tales of how awesome you are. Turn followers into stewards of your estate, get them to supply you with housebuilding materials and furnishings.
Hearthfire is the second add-on for Skyrim, to check out our review of the first Skyrim expansion Dawnguard, click here. To stay up to date with the latest gaming news like Non-Fiction Gaming on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.