E3 2018: Bethesda Goes All-In on Skyrim: Very Special Edition Joke

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Keegan-Michael Key plays Skyrim on an Echo, pager and fridge

However, if you don't have an Amazon device in your home then the good news is you can also play Skyrim: Very Special Edition on your iOS or Android device through the Amazon app.

After tapping the button say "Alexa, Play Skyrim" and the game begins.

If you already own an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or similar device then you can simply enable the above Skill on your account, say "Alexa, open Skyrim" and get started on your verbal questing across the lands of Tamriel.

Everyone thought Bethesda is poking fun at itself with the Skyrim: Very Special Edition thing at its E3 2018 conference.

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Given that the trailer for Skyrim on Alexa featured sketch actor Keegan-Michael Key, you can be forgiven for assuming it was, well, a sketch. But now it is actually something you can "play" on your Alexa.

While playing Skyrim on any Echo or other Alexa-embedded devices you'll get to fight dragons, shout... err... shouts, "guard your knees against arrows", and "other epic things". Now, a smart assistant can't replicate what a flesh-and-blood DM could do, reacting to the off-the-wall whims of the adventuring party (like how when you plan a dungeon for your party, but they see a road going the opposite direction and decide, "Hey, let's go this way instead").

And you know what?

"For the very first time ever, take your rightful place as the Dragonborn of legend (again) and explore Skyrim using the power of your own voice...your Thu'um!"

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