Without a doubt, today’s official launch of the SNES Classic is an exciting prospect for many, especially for those who were lucky or determined enough to get their hands on Nintendo’s latest retro console. As it so happens, gamers themselves are not the only ones enthusiastic about the system’s release, as the publisher and developer Bethesda’s excitement translated into a celebration of the SNES Classic’s launch by creating old-school Super Nintendo box art for The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim.
As seen in the tweet below, Bethesda congratulates Nintendo for having put out the SNES Classic, and accompanies its words of adulation with an image that would look great airbrushed on the side of any heavy metal head’s van, as it has the Dragonborn preparing to face down one of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim‘s flying serpents amid a purple and blue hued mountain range. What’s more is that Bethesda even added a retro logo for its company in order to fully fit the Super Nintendo box art style.
— The Elder Scrolls (@ElderScrolls) September 29, 2017
Of course, it makes sense for Bethesda to not only use the tweet as a way to congratulate Nintendo on its launch of the SNES Classic, but also to turn it into a promotion for Skyrim itself. After all, with the fantasy-RPG coming to the Nintendo Switch, it’s only logical to mention that the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls series actually is coming to one of the Big N’s platforms.
All things considered, it’s great to see Bethesda in on the joke that fans have been hounding them with over the past year or so. To be specific, the company has been ragged on by its fan base with a plethora of memes for deciding to take Skyrim, which is easily one of the top games of the last generation, and aggressively promote and port it to current-gen systems with a Special Edition, while also making a unique version for Nintendo Switch, and even a VR iteration. So, perhaps one day we will go on to see Bethesda de-make Skyrim with 16-bit graphics for the SNES.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is available now for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, and it’s set to launch during holiday 2017 for Nintendo Switch.
Source: The Elder Scrolls – Twitter