While PC and PlayStation 3 players will have to wait a little longer (PlayStation 3 players potentially much longer), Xbox 360 owners of Skyrim will be glad to see that the recently announced DLC Hearthfire, which adds a "build your own home" element to Bethesda's huge role-playing game, has been released on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Here's the synopsis:
With this official add-on to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you can purchase land and build your own home from the ground up - from a simple one-room cottage to a sprawling compound complete with an armory, alchemy laboratory, stable, garden, and more. Use all-new tools like the drafting table and carpenter’s workbench to transform quarried stone, clay, and sawn logs into structures and furnishings. Even transform your house into a home by adopting children.
While you're at it, you can have a look at a half dozen new screenshots in our image gallery, too.