Award-winning Skyrim mod Enderal coming to Steam

Headed to store sh-elves.  

Had enough of Skyrim ports? Can't quite hold on until the next Elder Scrolls game? Don't worry, modders have your back - and you can now play one of their best creations without ever leaving Steam. Hooray!

Enderal, developed by SureAI, is a total conversion mod that breaks down Skyrim and builds a new game using Skyrim's assets. We've previously published some Enderal gameplay impressions , but in brief it's an incredibly detailed and expansive mod which gives players a brand new world to explore. Oh, and it's critically acclaimed: Enderal won the Best Fan Creation category at the 2016 Game Awards. Not to mention it's been downloaded nearly 200,000 times on NexusMods.

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And this is just the artwork for the main screen. Holy moly.

So, what can you do in Enderal?

It's an open world, so like Skryim, a lot of the appeal revolves around exploration. There are plenty of biomes - ranging from tropical coasts to dense forests - so players have a wealth of locations to visit.

Not just a pretty face, Enderal also has its own "unique, dark and psychological" narrative with over 30 hours of professionally-voiced dialogue. It introduces new gameplay mechanics, including a completely overhauled leveling and skill-system, and gives players the ability to build their own class by combining nine sub-classes (which each have their own individual playstyle). And this summary only scratches the surface - for the full list of features, take a gander at Enderal's NexusMods page.

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There isn't a specific release date for the mod, but it'll be available by the end of the year. In even better news, it will be completely free - all you need is the official base copy of Skyrim. Conveniently, it also runs separately to Skyrim, and won't interfere with your Skyrim directory - meaning you can have both installed at the same time. Enderal also comes with its DLC Forgotten Stories, which in itself contains 10-20 hours worth of quests. As if you needed more.

If you want further updates on the mod's release date, make sure to add it to your Steam wishlist.

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