Today at Bethesda’s E3 press conference, the rumored Elder Scroll V Skyrim “remastered” edition was finally revealed. Now known formally as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, this re-release of the latest main entry in the series will feature greatly enhanced visuals and new mod support for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game.
Elder Scrolls fans luckily won’t have to wait that long either. The new trailer (which you can see below), also supplied a release date. Each version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (PS4, Xbox One, and PC) will be out later this year on Oct. 18.
The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim originally released back in 2011 to critical acclaim, receiving stellar reviews and multiple Game of the Year awards despite numerous technical issues. The massive scope of the open-world game came with debilitating crashes, file-size slowdowns and quest-breaking bugs. Nonetheless, TES: V has remained one of the most popularized Elder Scrolls titles, offering insane hours of playability and one of the grandest RPGs of a generation.
Skyrim also benefited from a trio of successful expansions. The first, Dawngaurd, dropped in 2012, bringing deeper vampire and werewolf features, as well as new armor, magic, and locations. Hearthfire, the second expansion, involved far less dangerous additions, allowing players to build houses and adopt children. Dragonborn wrapped the DLC releases by letting players ride dragons – a fitting way to wrap things up.
Let us know if you’ll be grabbing Skyrim Special Edition, or which Elder Scrolls title you’d want to see on current generation consoles as well. For the rest of your E3 news, previews, and random coverage, stay tuned to Twinfinite.