During Bethesda’s showcase at E3 2018, Todd Howard took the time to show some self-aware humor. He quipped that the audience must be wondering where the company “is putting Skyrim next.”

This, of course, is a reference to the criticism the company has received over the past several years for porting Skyrim to multiple different platforms (as opposed to releasing a new Elder Scrolls game.)

What then played was a comedic video showcasing “Skyrim: Very Special Edition“, a voice-controlled version of the game played on Amazon Echo and narrated by the A.I. Alexa.

However, it has now been revealed that Skyrim: Very Special Edition is, in fact, a real game you can activate and play on your Amazon Echo.

According to the game’s official page on Amazon’s website, players can expect to:

● Quest and explore the dungeons of Skyrim
● Master your weapons, spells and shouts
● Encounter people who constantly need your help
● Guard your knees against arrows
● Fatally harm mudcrabs
● Fight dragons
● Die
● Fight another dragon
● Eat sweet rolls
● Fus Ro Dah
● Chase butterflies
● Burn spiders
● Walk straight up a mountain instead of going around
● Vanquish malevolent evils
● There’s probably mead somewhere in there
● No goblins, though
● Soul trap woodland creatures
● Victory or Sovngarde, whichever one you prefer
● Also cheese wheels and a fork
● Fail to collect all stones of Barenziah for like the 5th time
● Talk with guards
● Unleash the power of your Thu’um
● Open wooden doors
● Open iron doors
● Other epic things
● And more!

In other words, it’s safe to say that both Amazon and Bethesda are having a lot of fun with this. That being said, it certainly will be interesting to play a voice-controlled version of Skyrim that is seemingly reminiscent of old-school text-based DOS RPGs.

Skyrim: Very Special Edition is available now for Amazon Echo.

About The Author

Noah Dominguez
Jr. Staff Writer

A lifelong gamer who got his start playing Spyro the Dragon, Trap Gunner, and Medievil II on the original PlayStation (and has been impatiently awaiting Medievil III ever since), as well as Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis. Now has a penchant for games with compelling stories, but still spends way more time playing Tony Hawk games than any one person should and could listen to their soundtracks all day long if need be. Has worked as an online writer since late 2016, giving his take on video games, movies, television shows, comic books, and the like. Currently waiting to be cast in a 21 Jump Street revival TV series.