The latest Skyrim mod cooked up by the game’s community is an epic mash-up of the title’s boss fights with a couple of classic Stan Bush songs from the 1986 Transformers movie.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has had a hardcore modding community for years. Past releases include everything from brand new adventures complete with voice-acting to mods that have pushed Skyrim‘s graphics beyond anything players have seen before. Of course, PC modders are also known for coming up with some strange mash-ups from time to time, like when someone decided to put Iron Man’s Hulkbuster into Grand Theft Auto V. And today’s news on the latest Skyrim mod to hit the scene is definitely of the same zany variety.
The Stan Bush Combat Replacer, available now on the Steam Workshop, allows gamers to play a couple of classic songs from the Transformers movie within Skyrim. If that last sentence seems confusing, it’s likely because we’re not talking about any of the Michael Bay films. Yes, that’s right, someone thought it would be a good idea to take a couple songs written and performed by classic rock artist Stan Bush for The Transformers: The Movie in 1986 and make them a prominent part of Skyrim. Specifically, either “The Touch” or “Dare” will queue up and play anytime your character enters a major boss battle.
Of the two songs, “The Touch” is definitely more well-known and fondly remembered by longtime Transformers fans. As far as pump-up anthems from the 80s go, it’s not too shabby on its own, but use it as the soundtrack for a battle with a dragon and it’s pretty clear why someone thought this Skyrim mod was a good idea. It’s hard to lose a fight when someone is singing “You’ve got the touch, you’ve got the power.” The mod went live earlier this week and its Steam Workshop page is filled with comments from Skyrim fans feeling grateful to be able to take a nostalgic trip back to their childhood. One user even proclaimed that Stan Bush was “The original Dovahkin.” High praise, indeed.
Gamers who download the mod on PC now will be able to transfer it over to Skyrim: Special Edition when the Bethesda-developed remaster releases this October. Bethesda has already confirmed that Special Edition will support all existing Skyrim mods. The next-gen experience will also be free to all PC users who already own Skyrim‘s Legendary Edition or the base game and all expansion packs. Skyrim: Special Edition is also coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but gamers on those platforms will not be able to transfer over their existing saves.
Skyrim: Special Edition will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 28.
Source: VG 24/7