When Bethesda showed off Skyrim: Very Special Edition at E3 we just assumed it was a joke made for a video, but this version of the game is a real product you can download.
If you skipped E3 entirely this year, actor Keegan-Michael Key appeared in a mock trailer for this apparent new version of Skyrim. It was actually Bethesda owning up to the joke that they’ve ported the game to almost every piece of hardware out there, and we didn’t expect for it to be released.
Those with an Amazon Echo device can enable the software here. This product page promises many features such as “Fus Ro Dah”, “chase butterflies” and “die”.
But how does all of this look once you have it installed? ETA PRIME has a nice little video showing it off below.
It seems like our hopes of a proper Skyrim text adventure read to you by Alexa have been dashed, because Very Special Edition is still just a gimmick. You’re attacked at every point by mudcrabs, there’s no real fine control over what you’re doing, and Alexa is cracking jokes at every corner.
Oh well, maybe some fan will turn this idea into something deeper, or maybe the version for smart refrigerators will be a better experience.
For something that’s less of a disappointment, we do recommend subscribing to ETA PRIME. It’s a really great channel that focuses on hobbyist electronics and it has a lot of videos on the new recent art of Nintendo Switch emulation.