|Skyrim -- the three expansions are due on PS3 in February, finishing with Dawnguard. (All rights reserved - Bethesda / ZeniMax Media)
Immersive, snow-battered role-playing game Skyrim broke at the height of Game of Thrones fever in November 2011, but issues with the PlayStation 3 release broke the console's chances of receiving subsequent Skyrim expansions -- until now.
Starting with the most recent of the three, Dragonborn, on Feb. 12 (Feb. 13 in European regions), the trio of Skyrim expansions will be arriving on PS3 in reverse chronological order over a two-week period.
Hearthfire, which was the second to release on Xbox 360 and PC, arrives on Feb. 19 (Feb. 20 for EU), with Dawnguard due Feb. 26 (Feb. 27 for EU).
A deal between Microsoft and Skyrim publisher Bethesda meant that the expansions had arrived on Xbox 360 around a month or two before dispersal on PC, and such an arrangement was at first suspected for late arrival on PlayStation 3.
However, technical issues were at the heart of the delay, with Bethesda saying in August 2012 that "this is not a problem we're positive we can solve" -- but significant progress appears to have been made in the months since then.
In addition, each of the expansions will also be offered at half price during their first week on sale. For comparison, the PC versions of Dragonborn and Dawnguard retail at $19.99 US while smaller update Hearthfire is priced at $4.99.
Keep an eye on Bethesda's blog for news on the upcoming French, Italian, German, and Spanish-language releases: bethblog.com/category/playstation-3/