That's right gamers, you can now rejoice. Bethesda has released their official iOS app to help you with your quests and avoid taking an arrow to the knee.
The new app is available for iPhone, iPad, and the iPod Touch. On top of all that, it's free (well at least for the most part). Basically the new app will give you on the fly access to entire world that is Skyrim. Zoom in and out of map locations, and navigate around as you venture out into the world on your quests.
There are a bunch of add-ons for the app, that are running for $.99 each. Ranging from locations of shrines to gems you can find.
Here is the official description for the app:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Official World Interactive Map is a 100% complete and official interactive world map revealing every primary location, secondary location, point of interest, world encounter, vendor, trainer, skill book, and unique item across the realm. From the 9 major Hold cities to the open expanses of wilderness and mountains, you'll never be lost with over 150 interactive maps. This interactive map is made by the original team of the well-received Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Prima Official Game Guide.
You can download the map with all 9 hold capital city locations for free. In-app purchases include everything from primary locations and secondary locations to over 1,000 points of interest.
• Official world map of Skyrim and all 9 hold capital cities for free
• In-app purchases of over 160 interior maps, over 350 primary locations, 200 secondary locations and over 1,000 points of interest
• Toggle points of interest on or off and zoom in on the map as far as 3200%
• Add your own custom points of interest by dropping a pin anywhere on the map
• Fully integrated search function
• Screenshots of all 9 hold capital cities as well as primary and secondary locations
• Easily keep track of what you’ve discovered along the way
Lately it seems a lot of games have been releasing companion apps with their products. Most notably, Call of Duty Elite. Even though it took them a little bit of time after the official release of Elite, the app was released and for the most part mirrors what the website component does. Another example that is very similar to this Skyrim app is the Batman Arkham City Official Map App. It lists locations of all the things you can find in the city.
Have you downloaded this app yet? Are there any other games that you wish had a companion app?