The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Launches onto Both Nintendo Switch and PlayStation VR

Bethesda announces the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation VR and reveals an... interesting live-action trailer.

on November 17, 2017 8:21 AM

Bethesda’s open world RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim launched onto PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on November 11, 2011. Fast-forward a little over six years and the game has seen multiple exciting expansions and a fair amount of meaty rereleases. However, few of those iterations likely compare to the versions that have launched onto their respective platforms today.

Skyrim has now achieved two forms that set itself apart from the rest. Today, the game has launched onto the Nintendo Switch, giving players the opportunity to play it on the go, in bed, on the toilet, or maybe just on the couch. The second version that we see today is the game’s release onto PlayStation VR, bringing with it an entirely new way of experiencing the game’s darkest dungeons and most heated (or frosted) dragon fights.

Both versions of the game include all of the game’s expansions, including Dawnguard, Dragonborn, and Hearthfire DLCs. The Nintendo Switch version of the game also includes motion controls for combat and lockpicking, as well as gear from The Legend of Zelda.

The list of available platforms on which you can play Skyrim is now staggering. The game is now playable on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation VR, and Nintendo Switch. If you’re looking for a bundle for the game’s most recent release, you can pick up a PlayStation VR one, packing everything you might need (except a PS4) to fully immerse yourself in the open world.

If you’d like to know a little more about the Nintendo Switch version of the game before investing in it, we encourage you to read DualShockers’ enthusiastic preview of the title on its first handheld home.

For a little thought experiment, you can also watch the PlayStation VR live-action launch trailer of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, which makes us wonder if shouting Fus Ro Dah at Alduin the World Eater would really be all that effective.

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Jordan is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, where he covers the latest in indies and collectibles. He has a degree in Creative Writing from University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. He is currently based out of Portland, OR.