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
● 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.