After the initial teaser trailers for the overly hyped hybrid console Nintendo Switch, there was a big question mark floating in the air. The question on everybody’s lips was “Will Nintendo Switch support Skyrim?” Sure, the game was featured in the trailer and everyone watching the trailer could see the console running the now legendary Bethesda title in what seemed to be a pretty high detail setting.
However, due to the nature of both marketing and the internet, you can’t blame people for wanting an official confirmation of the Switch version’s existence. After some waiting, we can finally rest assured. The confirmation has indeed come from Bethesda themselves, and there’s no doubt remaining: We’re going to play The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on the Nintendo Switch.
During Nintendo’s live streamed event from Japan, Todd Howard from Bethesda was featured in a recording in which he confirmed the existence of Skyri on Switch. He then proceeded to hold Nintendo in high regards and explain why this partnership felt right, but he most likely had everyone at “Skyrim will be available on Switch”.
The Nintendo Switch will become the 6th console to host The Elder Scrolls V, after Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4 and of course, PC. Adding such a title early on to their game library for Switch gives Nintendo a lot of “cred” and allows them to appeal to a much broader audience than they could have reached with their previous Wii console.
For those not familiar with the title, Skyrim is the fifth installment in Bethesda’s infamous The Elder Scrolls franchise where players get to live out their own adventure and craft tales of glory and overcome peril. The game is an RPG and has deeply resonated with video game enthusiasts ever since its release back in 2011.