Skyrim: Special Edition’s second trailer walks us through familiar land

Skyrim: Special Edition trailer

I know what you’re thinking: that trailer embedded above is exactly the same as the reveal video. You’re wrong, but I understand why you’d think that – for some reason Bethesda have reused footage from the first trailer for the first 30 seconds or so, but then it’s all deep red forests, starry skies and dancing auroras. It looks lovely for such an old game. 

Use our list of the best Skyrim mods to make it look even more beautiful.

Skyrim Special Edition has all-new features such as remastered art and effects, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, volumetric god rays, and more, so it’s going to look much nicer than the vanilla version. Top it up with some graphics mods and it’ll look the best it ever has.

Because of that extra loveliness, it’s going to require a more powerful machine than vanilla Skyrim. Here are the Skyrim: Special Edition system requirements, so you can check your rig’s up to it.

Additionally,existing mods should work with the remaster, as should your current save.

If you own Skyrim: Legendary Edition, or plain old Skyrim and its various expansions, you’ll get the remaster for free when it releases on October 28.