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.