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Mojang and Bethesda have announced that they are releasing a mash-up pack that will combine the worlds of Minecraft and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The pack reskins all of Minecrafts textures to fit a Skyrim theme. It also includes 40 character skins, 20 songs from the Skyrim soundtrack and a pre-made world with locations such as Whiterun, Riverwood and Bleak Falls Barrow.
Mojang has not revealed a release date for the mash-up pack, only that it will be playable at MineCon in Orlando on November 2 - 3. The price of the pack is also unknown, but the previously released $4 Mass Effect pack might be a good point of comparison.
Check out screenshots of the texture pack below and watch Minecraft creator Notch interview Bethesda's Todd Howard at E3 2011.
Our TakeAlthough the Mass Effect mash-up pack was a nice surprise, it did not fit well with the Minecraft universe and the pre-made world had few points of interest. Minecraft and Skyrim, on the other hand, seem as if they fit perfectly together. I can't wait to explore a blocky version Skyrim, see the new mob skins and take down the Ender Dragon (who hopefully looks like Alduin).
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