The Elder Scrolls series has some of the most creative, talented and dedicated modders of any gaming community in existence, so today's news that the Skyrim Creation Kit is almost here has been met with barely-stifled giggles around these parts. Check out the video above for a preview of its new features.

As usual, it gives players the same tools Bethesda used to create the game in the first place, and the new Steam Workshop integration will make it incredibly easy to find, download and install new mods. Some of the new elements creators will appreciate include the ability to create complex interactions between NPCs, dialogue tools, dynamic real-time shadows, and a new scripting language, called Papyrus.

We can't wait to see what ya'll create. Got an idea already? Let us know in the commnets or on Twitter.