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New Official Skyrim App Available For iOS

by Bryan Vore on Feb 20, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Just a mere three months after The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released to the world, Prima Games is finally putting out an official companion map app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. And it's free! Kind of.

There are a lot of unauthorized Skyrim apps out there. The official one is titled "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Official World Interactive Map" and is published by Random House Digital. The entire world map and 9 capital cities all come with the initial free download. You can zoom on the world map to a stunning 3200 percent.

There are 15 different $.99 map add-ons including things like marriage prospects, shrines, unique items, and unusual gems. Or you can simply buy everything for $9.99. The base map seems to work pretty well even on my small iPhone screen and I imagine the iPad version is even better. If you're still playing Skyrim, give the free download a chance and see if it'll be useful for what you're looking for. The base app clocks in at 102 MB.