The Elder Scrolls Series has thrilled audiences for nearly three decades since its first instalment, The Elder Scrolls: Arena first hit shelves in 1994. Since then, players of the iconic open world role-playing game series have enjoyed four additional Elder Scrolls chapters consisting of The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, released in 1996, 2002, 2006, and 2011 respectively. Audiences are now eagerly (and patiently) awaiting a long-teased sixth chapter, rumoured to be set in a previously unexplored region of the map, known as Hammerfell. In addition to all of this, Bethesda have also released a host of expansion packs, and launched a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game called Elder Scrolls Online which also boasts its own large selection of additional content available to download.
On November 11th this year, Bethesda is celebrating 10 years since the original release of Skyrim. A whole decade of magic, gods, civil war, and, of course, the iconic dragons that soar through the clouds of Skyrim! Bethesda have decided to celebrate this momentous milestone by focusing on the fans of the beloved series by creating the The Skyrim Museum, an online shrine dedicated to artwork, cosplaying, and other fan submissions.
But of course, no game’s anniversary would be complete with the (hold for a collective groan) Anniversary Edition. That’s right! The Skyrim Anniversary Edition will be released on the anniversary date and will introduce a few choice new features, including some that will be available free to all owners of the original Skyrim or the 2017 Remastered Edition: fishing mode, survival mode, and additional quests from Saints and Seducers. Purchasing the Anniversary Edition in full will give you access to these plus 74 creations, 48 currently available in the Remastered version and 26 that are brand-new. Bethesda claim that these creations will showcase over 500 individual elements such as items, armour, weapons, or quests.
But Bethesda isn’t stopping there either! As the final pièce de resistance, an anniversary Skyrim concert will be held on 11th November alongside the release of the new edition of the game. The London Symphony Orchestra and the London Voices Choir will be making tribute to the sounds of Skyrim, from the soundtrack itself to ambient soundscapes and in-game songs.