Remember seven months ago when the Nintendo Switch was revealed, and we all saw The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim playing on the Switch, but then Bethesda was all like, We can't confirm that's happening? Remember that? Well, Bethesda confirmed it. Skyrim is on the Switch. Here's the official site.
To the jaunty Passion Pit tune of "I Take a Walk," we see Skyrim just running its little heart out on the Switch. It may not be Skyrim–Special Edition, but it's definitely vanilla Skyrim in all its original beauty; just way more portable than you've ever played it before. The dragons, the dragonborn, the dragon priests, the dragonstones, the dragon everything, it's all here.
Oh but then—get this—they slide a Super Smash Bros. Amiibo of Link (y'know, Legend of Zelda Link?) right up to the Switch. They scan Link in, or whatever it's called when you make Amiibo bloop into the game, and you walk up to a chest, and now you're Link in Skyrim! I gotta admit: It's kind of adorable seeing some sword-and-board Nord rocking Link clothing and a Link sword. Is that what it's called? A Link sword? I'm out of my depth here.
From Game Director Todd Howard: "We love to make games and worlds that you can get lost in, that you can make your own, and that you never want to put down. Well, now you don’t have to. Now you can play Skyrim wherever you want, and take it on your own adventures." He goes on to say, "The Switch is both classically Nintendo yet something all new,” Howard says, "We want to thank them for letting us be a part of it."
No solid launch date yet for Skyrim on Nintendo Switch, except to say, again, "This year."
Later this year, you not only can be who you want and do what you want in Bethesda Game Studios’ open-world fantasy epic. You’ll also be able to take The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim wherever you want – literally – thanks to the Nintendo Switch. This fall, Skyrim will release on the Nintendo Switch, marking the first time a Bethesda Game Studios game is appearing on a Nintendo platform.
Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, Skyrim casts you in the role of the Dragonborn, the prophesized hero who can harness the power of dragons. With stunning graphics and immersive gameplay, Skyrim delivers legendary freedom of choice – making it a perfect game to appear on Nintendo’s new platform.