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Even if you're not that much into gaming, you're probably familiar with the wonderful Shirley Curry. The incredibly popular (and adorable) 80-year-old is better known on YouTube as the "Skyrim grandma", where she delights and capitivates audiences by playing through Bethesda's 2011 open world epic.
Last year, it was announced that Shirley was set to be immortalised in Skyrim forever by a talented team of modders who were working to turn her into an NPC follower. The good news is that you'll be able to go on adventures across the mountains and caves of Skyrim with Shirley pretty damn soon. One of the modders has revealed that the Shirley mod will be ready early this year, and I can't wait.
Shirley herself also took to Twitter to share a short trailer of the mod in action, which you can check out below.
I have a surprise this morning!! Here is the link to the short trailer and commentary about my modded character for Skyrim, which several modders have been working on!! We're very hopeful the mod will be available soon!https://t.co/OLt3HmL2TJ- Shirley Curry (@ShirleyScurry) December 30, 2019
One of the mod's developers, phantom_scribbler on Reddit, first released the teaser above alongside a brief update on the project's progress. As is often the case with follower mods, Curry's custom NPC will have her own quests for you to embark on, as well unique interactions and observations - all voiced by Curry herself.
Oh, and if you were wondering, her character will be a barbarian with light armour who favours two-handed weapons and archery. That's my kind of granny.
While Curry will be appearing in Skyrim unofficially, she'll also be making an official appearance in The Elder Scrolls VI... whenever that comes out. Following an incredibly successful petition to get the gaming gran into the next game in some shape or form, Bethesda took note and promised to include her as an NPC. It's unlikely she'll be anything as substantial as an actual companion character in TES VI, but I'm still intrigued to see what Bethesda does with her.
"This means a lot to me," Curry said in a video at the time. "Because I would be extremely happy to know that somebody else was playing with my character in a future Elder Scrolls game."
I can't think of many more deserving of such an honor, frankly.
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