In a recent interview, Todd Howard confirmed that in Skyrim you will be able to contract the disease of a vampire. You can contract this disease while wandering the many hills of Skyrim, and be faced with the choice to either stay mortal or turn into a night-stalking blood-sucking monster.
You can choose to treat the affliction to purge the disease from your system and free yourself from becoming a vampire. Alternatively you can let your self become a vampire, and with this you will be able to feed on sleeping victims, stay away from the sunlight and even gain a power boost from being in the dark. You’ll even have progressive vampire levels on your character as you slowly change.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is due to ship on November 11.