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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim goes retro in new viral video

The dust has barely settled on this weekend’s release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and there’s already a great viral video making the rounds that puts a retro spin on the much-anticipated new game.

Uploaded by YouTube user RubberRoss, the video puts an 8-bit spin on the Skyrim trailer that also pays homage to classics like Duck Hunt, Duke Nukem, and The Legend of Zelda (among many, many other titles). If nothing else, it’s a nice reminder of how far we’ve come in the gaming scene, given how amazing the real trailer for Skyrim looked.

Here’s the retro video:

And here’s the original trailer:

While we’re happy to have the modern version of Skyrim to play, we’d be lying if we said that retro-Skyrim didn’t look like a lot of fun, too.