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

12 June, 2018, 00:56 | Author: Rafael Roberts
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It's all fun and games, until you realise you can actually play Skyrim: Very Special Edition.

Given Amazon has a number of games on Alexa, it's good to see them play along and create a skill. But Bethesda have followed through on the joke, releasing a voice-activated edition of the game that's free to enable on Amazon.

If that headline has confused you then let's be very clear, this is a joke by Bethesda, but it's rather amusing.

During its E3 showcase on Sunday, Bethesda introduced a video of what appeared to be a comedic spoof for "Skyrim: Very Special Edition" - an Alexa "port" for its immensely popular game, "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim". Featuring comedian, actor (and CNET magazine cover star!) Keegan-Michael Key, the ad runs through the obvious jokes about performing dragon shouts via voice command, vocalized combat with crabs and eating the endless cheese a player has stocked up on. But now it is actually something you can "play" on your Alexa. "Should work", says our resident Alexa expert.


From there, the game proceeds like an old-school text-based adventure game. As soon as you say "Alexa Play Skyrim" she'll give you a few quick stats about your player level and then will launch into a brief story scenario, which offers you two or three ways in which you can respond.

As far as Skyrim ports go, this one is obviously pretty bare bones - you don't get to select your race like you do in other Skyrim ports, though you do have options when it comes to combat.

And you know what?

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