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Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is officially coming to the Nintendo Switch

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After seeing a tease last October, Bethesda’s open-world epic is confirmed

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The epic world of Tamriel is coming to the Nintendo Switch console, Bethesda confirmed at the Nintendo Switch event Thursday night.

Bethesda Game Works executive producer Todd Howard appeared on the late night stream to confirm The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim will be coming to the Switch, which was widely assumed after footage of it was included during the three-minute Switch launch video that debuted on Oct. 20.

Howard said he was most excited to see Skyrim on a portable platform for the first time, but also excited about the possibilities of the partnership.

“What's really exciting for us at Bethesda is to finally work with Nintendo,” Howard said. “The switch is both classically Nintendo and something new, and we are honored to be a part of it.”

The presentation didn’t clarify if this version of Skyrim was the enhanced edition released last fall. The original title was released in 2011, and last year’s refresh brought it to current-gen platforms with graphical improvements.

Bethesda and Nintendo didn’t give a launch date for the Switch version of Skyrim. The console will be released worldwide for $299 on March 3.


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