Play as a Werewolf in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Quite a few people have emailed and tweeted me with news that the upcoming The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has werewolves as playable characters – and that is completely awesome. Reader Leventa writes:

From what I’ve seen of the game being played, you can transform into a werewolf once per day at will, and can run on all fours, stand up, attack people with claws, do finishers where you shove people to the ground and maul them, eat bodies to prolong your transformation (its on a fairly lengthy timer), and there are quests associated with werewolves including a faction of werewolf hunters.

Skyrim comes out next week – until then, enjoy this screenshot sent in by reader Simon:

That is an awesome-looking werewolf.