So far here’s everything we know about the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim:
- It will take place in the Nordic land of Skyrim
- It will be a first-person RPG
- It will run on an entirely new game engine (thank Akatosh)
- it will eventually exist, possibly in 2012
That’s about it. The announcement trailer showed pretty much nothing, other than some creepy chanting and a logo, but the cover of February’s Game Informer may hold some more info. We just need to figure out how to read it.
The front cover shows a classy Skyrim logo on a stark, black background, but the back shows a long series of runes. While the insanely deep Elder Scrolls universe includes several original alphabets and languages, none has ever been created for the Nords, the inhabitants of Skyrim. Sadly, this makes translation far more difficult, leaving us without a clue as to what it actually says.
Don’t worry; you just know there’s a team of cryptographers out there finding every possible permutation for every two and three-letter word in the entire text, so we should know exactly what it says in a few days (or hours