On November 17, Skyrim comes to the Nintendo Switch. Developer Bethesda has been a major proponent of putting mature-rated games on the historically family-friendly console maker's latest console. Not to mention the fact that Skyrim will now be one of the remarkably few games that can be found spanning the entire current generation of consoles. In two weeks, once it's on the Switch, it'll be found on the PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3 and 4, and even PlayStation VR.
Despite the fact that some players boo and hiss at the idea of Skyrim being announced on yet another console, that's an accomplishment. There might be one out there, but I don't know of another game that's quite as platform-agnostic as Skyrim. I'm not complaining. "Skyrim is for the Nords," sure, but it's for every single gamer, too, no matter what you're running.
This video posits that on Switch, Skyrim is a lifestyle that can follow you anywhere. I mean, it's not doing the Switch-party-on-a-rooftop thing, but you get the idea. You also catch a glimpse at the last minute of a sword-and-board Nord rocking a Link outfit from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Fitting, since (compared to earlier Zelda games) Breath of the Wild could be dubbed The Legend of Skyrim.
November 17. Skyrim on Switch. The Switch hasn't even been out for a year, and it's become a powerhouse console. Though Skyrim has been out since 2011. Six years! I love the game, but due to its ubiquity, who knew it would become the Minecraft of open-world RPGs?