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Play Skyrim As AMON AMARTH (And Some Other Skyrim Metal Fun Facts)

Posted by on April 29, 2013 at 10:08 am

Skyrim was meant to have Amon Amarth in it. It's basically the world I've always imagined for their music in video game form, and now we can all finally add them to it.

Here's the mod. It's pretty much exactly what the picture for this article described; you can be Amon Amarth in the game and do all the cool stuff you've always wanted Amon Amarth to do.

Hell, while you're at it you might as well just mute the game and put on Sutur Rising or something to add to the overall badass effect you'll already be experiencing upon firing up the game. I still think it's hilarious that with the addition of a little armor, they look exactly like any other avatar in the game, probably because the creators of Skyrim are metal fans.

Don't believe me? What about that time it was revealed that there's an entire book in the game dedicated to Katatonia? A writer over at IGN confirmed it-

Skyrim players should be familiar with “Darkness Returns” mission, in which the goal is retrieve “Nystrom’s journal.” The game’s writers didn’t stop there, dropping all sorts of Katatonia-related easter eggs into the “Darkness Returns” quest; a passage of text in the mission reads, “He also mumbled some nonsensical phrases like ‘night is the new day’ and how he was the ‘ghost of the sun,’” which Katatonia fans should easily recognize as references to the titles of an album and song, respectively.

And so did Katatonia's Anders Nystrom-

"Yeah, it's so bizarre. I have no idea, actually," Nystrom said. "One day I just logged on to the computer, checked the emails and everything — and I think it was one of our fans on Facebook that had posted something on our wall, directing us to the Wikipedia describing the whole mission [for 'Darkness Returns']. I just started reading it, not really knowing what I was reading, until I actually discovered it was from Skyrim. I didn't put two and two together because it was so bizarre with the whole character/riddle thing and how they intertwined the titles. Then when it dawned on me that it was actually an objective inside the game, it was just like, 'Wow, how cool is this?'"

I wonder what other metal things lurk in that game now… better go slack off and play for a few hours to find out.

[via MetalSucks]

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