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Katatonia Easter Egg Included In Skyrim Video Game

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Katatonia has checked in with the following announcement about an Easter egg in the newly released "Skyrim" video game containing references to the band:

"Now why would we post a link to a video game? Well, read on, this is quite amusing....

"During the quest Darkness Returns, you can recover Nystrom's Journal, which is a reference to Anders Nystrom, guitarist and songwriter from Swedish heavy metal band Katatonia.

"The terms in the last paragraph: 'He also mumbled some nonsensical phrases like 'night is the new day' and how he was the 'ghost of the sun.' I have no idea what these cryptic sentiments mean, but hopefully during tomorrow's ritual, Anders and I will put everything we've learned to the test.' are references to multiple Katatonia albums and songs - the most obvious being the album Night is the New Day and the song 'Ghost of the Sun' from the album Viva Emptiness.

"When completing this quest, the player jumps into a hole. In the hole is a skeleton containing 'Ander's Note.'"

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1. Wow writes:

That's f***ing awesome. Maybe skyrim isn't as gay as i thought it was.

# Nov 18, 2011 @ 2:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. PopLies writes:

Now I am going to be spending all my time looking for this quest.

# Nov 18, 2011 @ 3:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. sronpop writes:

Awesome, I actually did this quest, Im not too familiar with katatonia now, but I did wonder who it refered too, this is legit though!

# Nov 18, 2011 @ 4:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. R10 writes:

Have no idea what ta fvck this syrim crap is,but i do know that Katatonia is frikken awesome!

# Nov 18, 2011 @ 4:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. btbamfav20 writes:

haha that's f***in sweet

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# Nov 18, 2011 @ 4:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. jeiblut writes:

When I found this I thought I needed to tell the internet. Then I realised I was a bit late to the Skyrim party and just looked to see who else posted it...

# Dec 9, 2011 @ 8:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RememberMetal? writes:

10 year Katatonia fan and 5 year Elder Scrolls fan. Love the band and the game. Cool to hear some at Bethesda have some respectable taste in music.

# Dec 9, 2011 @ 10:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. CorpusUpir writes:

This just made my day now to loss my soul to Skyrim more as I try to find this quest :)

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