The Sounds of Skyrim — January 14, 2011
More new info from GameInformer: Four new videos from Bethesda's Audio Director and Sound Designer, Mark Lampert. Among the revelations are the return of the Centurion Sphere from Morrowind and a new player armor enhancement spell called Iron Flesh. The dragons featured in the game are discussed, including the revelation that they will speak, and will make use of a "Dragon Shout", a new gameplay mechanic. Jeremy Soule makes a return to once again orchestrate the musical score, which is based on the familiar theme used in TES games since Morrowind, with a viking-type chanting choir added and "colossal" drums. Also featured in one of the videos is the voice of Max von Sydow as Esbern, the Blades-member-in-hiding who serves as the player character's advisor. A few lines spoken by the actor are played, as follows:
I used to dream of it; in the dream I was standing someplace high up- a tower or a mountain.
It was always just before dawn and the whole world was in darkness.
Then came the flash of light just on the horizon, within the clouds that mark the border between the worlds.
It could've been lightning, but there was no thunder.
In the dream, the sense of foreboding grew, but I could never wake up.
Then it came again, this time more distinct, closer; definitely not lightning.
Now it was orange, brilliant orange, the color of hearth, and dawn.