How to play Skyrim for Alexa on iPhone or Android

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"Yes, that's right, the version of Skyrim you never saw coming has finally arrived on the platform you never asked for", says the Amazon release. Turns out the joke was on them: Skyrim Very Special Edition truly does exist and is available to "play" as long as you own a device that can use Alexa.

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". 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. It offered a two minute skit starring Keegan-Michael Key as he played the game on the Amazon 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".

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

All users have to do to partake in the adventure is say, "Play Skyrim".

Bethesda fully embraced internet snark during its E3 2018 press conference, with boss Todd Howard making daft references to a bunch of different jokes aimed at his company. In a battle, for instance, she'll let you know how much damage you took or how much you dealt to the enemy. Regardless, it's a fun easter egg every Skyrim fan should give a whirl.

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