The Evolution of a Dark Elf

The Video Game Writers website offers an editorial on the redesigned Dark Elf (Dunmer) race that will be featured in Bethesda's upcoming The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
It is interesting to note that Bethesda chose to show a dark elf thief as opposed to, say, an assassin or battlemage. While they are one of the more well-balanced races of the Elder Scrolls universe, and can quite easily fulfill any class the player chooses, their attributes do tend to favor them towards fast melee fighters, with some magic thrown in for good measure. The Dunmer were one of the better classes to play in Oblivion (despite their not-so-attractive appearance) because of their natural fire resistance.

We should see a lot of the Dunmer in Skyrim, seeing as the provinces border one another to the West. In fact, much as Bloodmoon brought a bit of Skyrim into Morrowind, I would imagine that we may very well see a DLC involving the Dunmer, or even venture back into Morrowind. One of the interesting things about Morrowind as a game was that we, as players, really only got to explore the island of Vvardenfell, and left the majority of the continent unexplored.