Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

For the original game, see The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Skyrim Very Special Edition is a 2018 audio-focused version of the 2011 game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the fifth installment of The Elder Scrolls series. It was released for the Amazon Alexa on June 10th, 2018.


"Bethesda Game Studios is proud to present Skyrim... for Alexa. Yes, that's right, the version of Skyrim you never saw coming has finally arrived on the platform you never asked for."
Bethesda Softworks

Skyrim Very Special Edition is a voice-based adventure. Players can chose between paths to travel on and have access to four combat actions; attack with a weapon, use magic, use shouts, or flee. The game itself is based on completing various quests for characters such as "scholarly Orcs" and "Redguard Bakers."


In an interview with Rooster Teeth on 14 June 2018, Pete Hines stated the following about the game's development:

"It started as a joke, as most Todd Howard ideas do. It started off as a very simple thing, and then suddenly blossomed into this much more complicated but still awesome [thing]. Like, let's do a joke, and be really self-aware about what else we're bringing Skyrim on, and let's do it on Alexa, and we'll joke about these other things. But actually it turns out we could also just make a Skyrim Alexa game, so let's just do that. Like, okay, why? Yeah, because it's fun, and it's funny, and because we can, and so we did."



  • The trailer is a comedic sketch starring Keegan-Michael Key. It jokingly stated that the game would be coming to the Etch A Sketch, Motorola Pager, and Samsung Smart Refrigerator.[1]
  • The game makes frequent references to various Skyrim jokes and bugs, employing mild sarcasm as entertainment. It also references other Elder Scrolls games, including the Adoring Fan.

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