Bethesda’s E3 2017 press conference always promised to be big, and it has done little to disappoint. After a series of big announcements made about games like The Elder Scrolls Legends and a new Creation Club project, Bethesda unveiled that one of the developer’s most popular games would be coming to the Nintendo Switch very soon. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be coming to Nintendo’s newest hybrid device in the near future.
Perhaps the biggest news stemming from the announcement was the one that revealed Skyrim would be launching on the Nintendo Switch within this calendar year. According to the trailer, Skyrim on Switch will be arriving later this year, with an official release window of fall 2017. That’s also been confirmed by Nintendo’s official product page for the game.
The brief trailer that was shown also included a rather shocking feature. Apparently, the Switch version of Skyrim will feature Amiibo support, spawning treasure chests that include iconic Nintendo game references. Dreams of the Dragonborn wielding the Master Sword appear to be more than just fantasy – or epic mod content – now, as the dream partnership of Nintendo and Bethesda appears to be making it a reality.
Ultimately, though, the big draw to the Switch version of Skyrim will inevitably be the fact that it will be a portable version of what has quickly become an iconic entry in The Elder Scrolls franchise lore. Although Skyrim has been done to death, including a remastered version released in recent memory, it is exactly the kind of RPG bombshell the Switch has already been proven to thrive on – gamers need look no further than The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to see just how enthralling an open-world title can be on Nintendo’s console.
More details are sure to come, but for now, gamers will be left anticipating a huge re-release on the Switch, a console that is beginning to make a name for itself as a device that provides extremely compelling new takes on old favorites.
Skyrim will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in fall of 2017.
Source: Bethesda E3 2017 Conference