Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Bethesda's Skyrim: Very Special Edition Jokes About An Amazon Alexa Port

Bethesda's Skyrim: Very Special Edition Jokes About An Amazon Alexa Port

During its E3 2018 presentation, Bethesda Softworks had a very notable (and very hilarious) video for what it called Skyrim: Very Special Edition, which showcased an Alexa version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on the popular home device, starring comedian and actor Keegan Michael-Key of Key & Peele fame. But amazingly, it's an actual Alexa Skill you can enable now, allowing you to "quest and explore the dungeons of Skyrim" and "walk straight up a mountain instead of going around" using only the power of your Thu'um.

E3 2018 coverage at Giant Bomb: Still more commentary and news from E3, from our colleagues at Giant Bomb. Clearly Skyrim: Very Special Edition is far, far too lovely for this ugly world of ours. It's actually real, albeit in a very tongue-in-cheek way. Through the Amazon store app on iOS, or the Amazon Alexa app on Android, you can click the Alexa icon and just ask her to open Skyrim.

Then people found out they could play it.

An Etch-a-Sketch
An Etch-a-Sketch

It already has RPGs Dungeon Adventure, and Shadow Run so why not a dragon-battling multi-threaded choose your own adventure, complete with Skyrim mythos? Hopefully we can avoid any arrows to the knees this time around.

It's all fun and games, until you realise you can actually play Skyrim: Very Special Edition.

Amazon definitely isn't taking this too seriously. and for good reason.

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