The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is officially coming to the Nintendo Switch, the company announced during a press event in Tokyo.
This will be the first time that the massive fantasy world of Tamriel graces a portable platform. It’s just possible that we end up seeing a couple of gameplay elements taking advantage of the motion controls featured in the console’s Joy-Con controllers.
“What’s really excited for all of us at Bethesda is to finally work with Nintendo,” said executive producer and director Todd Howard. “They’ve brought so much innovation and fun to all of us.”
We already knew about The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim heading for Nintendo Switch. The game was featured in the promotional teaser video of the console released back in October. However, it’s still unknown as to which version of the game is coming to the hybrid console.
Most recently, Bethesda Softworks released the Enhanced Edition across all platforms. It features improved textures, lighting, shadows; basically a prettier version of the standard Skyrim game. Hopefully for Nintendo fans, we’ll be seeing a confirmation for the Enhanced Edition.
We’ve yet to hear about a release date for the Nintendo Switch version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. In that light, it’s safe to assume that it won’t be arriving as a launch title for the console. Perhaps a summer release will be officially nodded in the weeks to come.
Nintendo Switch is confirmed for an official launch on March 3. It will cost $299.99 in North America, $399.99 in Canada, and $469.99 in Australia. In France and Italy, the price tag will be €349.99 and €329.99 respectively. As for the United Kingdom, Nintendo Switch will hit shelves for £279.99. Finally, it will carry a price tag of ¥29,980 in Japan.