Screenshot from Enderal, a Skyrim total conversion mod

The standard life cycle of a total conversion mod usually consists of a few weeks of pure hype, followed by the creation of a single-page website with two pieces of concept art, and then a couple of months of silence as the developers slowly realize the gravity of the task before them. In other words, creating an expansive and ambitious mod is an extremely hard task, one that requires both dedication and experience, not something many are able to offer up.

With this in mind, you can now hopefully appreciate how impressive it is that the folks over at SureAI have managed to construct Enderal, an entire new world within the Skyrim engine. It features new and unique landscapes, different gameplay mechanics and abilities, and unlike Skyrim, a heavy focus on storytelling. Here's the recently posted trailer, and while it is in German there are embedded subtitles, so you should still have a grasp on what's going on:


So what exactly is Endral? Its "a total conversion for TES V: Skyrim: a game modification that is set in its own world with its own landscape, lore and story. It offers an immersive open world, all for the player to explore, overhauled skill systems and gameplay mechanics and a dark, psychological storyline with believable characters."

The German version of Enderal is going to be released in early July, somewhere between July 1-3, while the fully voice acted and translated English version will be available in a few weeks after that. All you will need in order to play Enderal is the base version of Skyrim, no expansions or DLCs are required.

If you're interested in learning more, head over to the official website where you'll find a few more bits of information, as well as a couple of screenshots to pique your interest.

Combat screenshot from a Skyrim mod called Enderal