Do you remember what you were doing 10 years ago when this fantasy RPG came out? Well, it seems like Bethesda will be commemorating it with the Skyrim Anniversary Edition that’s planned to arrive on 11 November 2021. If you’re like me, you probably have every version of this game on all your consoles and PC. If not, this version will be a great place to start, as it contains all the latest content from DLCs and the creation club.
Let’s go into detail about what you can expect.
Details for Skyrim Anniversary Edition
Let’s begin with the main focus of the celebration: Skyrim Anniversary Edition. The fantasy title will celebrate a decade of gaming on 11 November 2021, and it will be available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. Strangely, I’m not seeing any mention of the Nintendo Switch as yet, despite me owning the original and Blades on that device.
If you have Xbox Games Pass or Skyrim Special Edition, you’ll receive three Creation Club elements free, while there are over 500 elements within the game. You’ll see new quests, weapons, armor, houses, and so much more. You’ll also be able to upgrade your current Special Edition to the Skyrim Anniversary Edition on your console or PC, but at a price.
I have no doubt that Skyrim fans will be rushing to buy this new edition. We’ve all been buying new ports and versions on different platforms, even though we’ve completed every mission a million times. There’s something about this tale that just leaves a legacy as we wait for The Elder Scrolls VI to drop.
Of course, one of the more exciting features to join the game from The Elder Scrolls Online is fishing. While it’s a side activity, it will be great to have this added as a casual pastime between slaying orcs, vampires, and other monsters. I’m looking forward to becoming a werewolf again, as I do every time I play the title.
Start your Skyrim Anniversary Edition Journey with the Museum
Bethesda are great fans of the community, as can be seen in the Skyrim Museum. It houses a massive collection of cosplay, nail art, and designs from all gamers and followers worldwide. While not necessarily dealing with the Skyrim Anniversary Edition, it still shows a decade of dedication to a fantasy title that won’t easily be forgotten.
I remember when I first played the original Skyrim, and how close it felt to my Celenic Earth fantasy novels I wrote between 2005 and 2009. It was reminiscent of the magical elements in the world, and how I showcased the armor and weapons. Who knows, perhaps I’ll get these novels listed in the museum, even though it was before Skyrim’s time (an author can hope).
I guess I’ll have as much luck with that as having Konami recognize Silent Hill: Betrayal novel as a great credit to their game series.
Skyrim in Concert
As another special treat, Bethesda will be showcasing a musical event where London Voices Choir and London Symphony Orchestra will be playing songs for the Skyrim Anniversary Edition celebrations on the same day the game launches. At 2pp EST on Twitch and YouTube or channels, you can tune in and listen to the amazing sounds while you wait for the official release of the decade version of the fantasy game.
I’m sure there are many of you sighing while reading this, wondering how many more times they can publish Skyrim as a new edition to make money off it. The thing is, it’s been out for a decade now, and there are many of us that want to relive this story in a new exciting way. I’m all for it, and I can’t wait to obtain a copy to review for CEP.