Lock the door. Have your secretary hold your calls for the next 20 minutes. Grab a beverage. Settle in for a nice 20 minute chunk of gameplay from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, informatively narrated by game director Todd Howard.

If you attended E3, QuakeCon and/or PAX Prime this year, this may be old hat to you. But for the rest of us, the folks who've seen mere snippets of Skyrim in smaller 13 minute and 7 minute morsels, this footage is a must-see.


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim comes to the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 11. Make the time go a little faster by watching all three parts in the video gallery above.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Demo Part 2

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Demo Part 3