At E3 2017 Bethesda revealed new details about Skyrim for the Nintendo Switch. Although the company only penciled the game in for a holiday 2017 launch, the proper release date seems to have leaked via Amazon.
The Skyrim Nintendo Switch listing by the online retailer says that the game will be released on November 28. The game will come complete with The Legend of Zelda amiibo support and will include all of the previously released Skyrim DLC expansions, Dawnguard, Dragonborn and Hearthfire. The game will also cost $60 according to the Amazon listing. That may seem like a high price to pay for a game that has been out for half a decade, but those added, Switch-specific features could well make it worth it.
Bethesda and Nintendo have yet to make an official comment on the leak, so that release date is just speculation for now. It may also just be placeholder data. On the other hand, though, Amazon may well have the inside scoop on Bethesda’s dealings. The retailer previously confirmed the existence of Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus ahead of the Bethesda E3 2017 press conference, so it could know the official date for Skyrim on Nintendo Switch as well.
The prospective release date also makes sense given that Skyrim VR is set to launch around the game time. The PlayStation VR-exclusive version of the game is also set to launch in November, letting players go through the game as an immersive, first-person experience. Launching both titles at the same time would lead to double the Skyrim-related hype, which could be good for sales.
Nintendo Switch owners seem to be quite happy with the leaked release date information. If the info is correct, then it should give fans plenty of time to enjoy Super Mario Odyssey before the fantasy-RPG comes along to use all of their time.
The Elder Scrolls fans will also be glad with this news. The Elder Scrolls 6 isn’t in development at the moment, so replaying Skyrim is all that they can do to pass the time. It’s not quite the same as a fully-fledged new game in the franchise, but a holiday season spent enjoying new Skyrim experiences still sounds like a fun, dragon-slaying time.
Skyrim is officially set to be released on Nintendo Switch sometime in holiday 2017.