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(Pocket-lint) - The Bethesda 2018 E3 press conference was, quite simply, superb, with new footage of Rage 2, Fallout 76 and teasers for The Elder Scrolls IV and new sci-fi RPG epic Starfield being particular highlights.

However, the best trailer of the showcase was, by far and away, the announcement video for Skyrim on Amazon Echo.

Voice-controlled adventure awaits and the skill is genuinely available now, even though we thought it was just a joke at the time.

Skyrim: Very Special Edition is available in the US only at first, but is coming to other regions in time. It's a brilliant gag, with an equally excellent sketch, but also works as you can see in the hilarious trailer.

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We thoroughly approve - E3 press events can often be trailer after trailer of exploding heads and overblown gunfire effects. It's great to see Bethesda has a sense of humour about such things too.

It broke up the full event well, which also featured Andrew WK and his band singing the theme song for Rage 2 live in the venue. And then there was an announcement of new mobile game The Elder Scrolls: Blades for Android and iOS. It'll be free-to-play this Fall and you can pre-order it now.

It effectively brings an open world RPG Elder Scrolls experience to mobile, but with easy to use controls and combat system. Top stuff.

You can see the announcement clip from the event below.

Writing by Rik Henderson. Originally published on 11 June 2018.