Later this month, Kinect owners will be getting another hardcore game to play with: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Bethesda announced that they'll be releasing a title update for the 360 version this month that introduces support for the controller-free technology.

"In addition to Dragon Shouts, the Kinect for Xbox 360 integration offers voice commands throughout the game including Hotkey Equipping, Follower Commands, and all Menus (Items, Magic, Map, Barter, Container, Favorites, and Skills)," says Bethesda. "With Voice Commands, quickly create and load saves during gameplay and access menus and inventories. Skyrim’s Kinect for Xbox 360 Support also adds new functionality including special map functions, additional hotkey options, and the ability to sort inventory items by name, weight, and value."

I think Kinect's a pretty great fit for Skyrim, actually. The inventory system was one of my least favorite parts of the game. Any way that Bethesda could make the user interface sounds awesome to me.

Bethesda says they'll release the full list of Kinect voice commands for Skyrim soon. There are said to be over 200 commands in total.

The company also plans to announce Skyrim's "first set of game add-ons" in the near future. This DLC will be a timed exclusive for the Xbox 360.

A video preview of Skyrim's Kinect support is below.

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