More Details About The Nintendo Switch Version Of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Revealed

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be available on the Nintendo Switch this fall, and will support motion control.

on June 12, 2017 12:26 AM

Today at Bethesda’s E3 press conference, the company unveiled a couple of hot new details about the upcoming Nintendo Switch version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

First off, the game will support motion controls (thanks to the Switch’s Joycons of course) for combat and lockpicking. Secondly, the Switch version will contain the Dawngaurd, Heathfire, and Dragonborn expansions, completely free of charge. Finally, and probably most interesting, the game will feature loot and gear from The Legend of Zelda franchise. If you connect a Link amiibo to the console, you will be able to unlock the Master Sword, the Hylian Shield, and the Champion’s Tunic.

Bethesda also unveiled a brand new trailer for the game, which highlighted its new features. You can check it out at the end of this article.

As of the time of this writing, it’s unknown when it will launch, but the developer says the Switch version should arrive in fall of 2017.

This version of Skyrim was first seen in a sizzle reel trailer during the reveal of the Nintendo Switch back in October of 2016, but it wasn’t until Nintendo’s event in January that it was confirmed to be in development. The Xbox 360, PS4, and PC versions of the title were released on November 11th, 2011.

You can check out Bethesda’s livestream from E3 by clicking here.

Tanner Pierce is a Staff Writer at When he isn't writing, he is pursuing a major in Journalism at the University of Central Florida.