Bethesda Files For Dawnguard Trademark


Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been a great hit among hardcore and casual gamers despite being an single-player only RPG with no multiplayer elements whatsoever. It seems like Bethesda Softworks can churn out nothing but Game of the Year contenders, as they came out with Fallout 3, Oblivion and Morrowind before Skyrim, and all of them were successful. But for Skyrim, with more than 10 million sales and many awards in the Game of they Year and RPG of the Year departments, DLC is surely on the horizon.

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And new evidence indeed points to Skyrim DLC. Bethesda Softworks filed for the trademark for, "Dawnguard." And what is Dawnguard? Well, here is how they spell it : “computer game software for use with computers and video game consoles; downloadable computer game software offered via the internet and wireless devices.” So yes, it seems as if it is DLC but it could be anything. For all we know, it could be a spin-off sold on SEN and XBLA. Not to mention but they're also rumors going around of an Elder Scrolls based MMO set in the Second Era, although the idea of an Elder Scrolls MMO has always been rejected by Bethesda. We should also be open to the possibility that Dawnguard will be the name for the next Elder Scrolls installment. Now to the term, "Dawnguard." As far as my personal knowledge of Elder Scrolls lore and a little web search goes, there is no faction, artifact, location or person named Dawnguard in the entire Elder Scrolls lore. The only closest thing is the Mythic Dawn Cult, which was responsible for the events of the last game in the series, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion as the assassins of the Emperor of Tamriel but they're long gone now and there's even a quest in Skyrim which refers to them. There's a small city in Skyrim called Dawnstar, which was the location for a mobile phone game.

So do you think it is the name for DLC, a spin-off or a new game/MMO? Discuss!