While many fans of Bethesda were no doubt excited for the reveal of games like The Evil Within 2, Wolfenstein 2 and Fallout VR, Nintendo fans were probably waiting around for news about the upcoming Skyrim for Nintendo Switch.
We were treated with a brief trailer that showcased a Link amiibo being used to gain access to to the Master Sword and the Hylian Shield, along with his wardrobe from Breath of the Wild. The game also features motion controls for Joy-Cons, something that came as a bit of a surprise. The motion controls can be used for combat and lockpicking, according to the game’s description.
A webpage is up for Skyrim for the Nintendo Switch and it has given us a bit more information regarding the version. Skyrim will come with all the DLC, Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn, included with the purchase of the game. Here’s the full description of the game:
Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the epic fantasy from Bethesda Game Studios, arrives for the Nintendo Switch. The legendary open-world adventure where you can be anyone and do anything, now can go anywhere – at home on your TV or on the go. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for the Nintendo Switch includes all-new gameplay features like motion controls for combat and lockpicking, outfits and gear from The Legend of Zelda, plus additional loot unlocked from compatible The Legend of Zelda Amiibos. Take down enemies with the Master Sword, protect yourself with the Hylian Shield or look heroic in the Champion’s Tunic. Skyrim also includes all official add-ons – Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn.
What’s interesting is the game isn’t being called Skyrim or the Special Edition but instead The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for Nintendo Switch, suggesting that it might be a mixture of the original Skyrim and the Special Edition.
You can check out the official E3 trailer below. Skyrim for the Nintendo Switch is coming later this year.