Nintendo Switch Adds Skyrim And A Lot Of Other Great Games This Week

It's a busy week for Switch owners.

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It's a packed week of releases for Nintendo Switch. A total of 15 games launch for the console this week, and they include some particularly noteworthy titles if you're looking for something new to play on Nintendo's console.

Arguably the biggest release this week is the Switch version of Skyrim, which launches today, November 17. On top of the base adventure, it includes all of Skyrim's DLC expansions: Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn. The game also features new motion controls and is compatible with Legend of Zelda Amiibo, which can unlock signature items from the series like the Master Sword, Hylian Shield, and Link's Champion's Tunic. We acquired all of the items and captured footage of them in action.

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Surprisingly, while Thursday is typically the busiest day of the week in terms of Eshop releases, this week it only brought two titles to the service: the latest ACA Neo Geo game, Karnov's Revenge, and the retro-style RPG Antiquia Lost. The bulk of this week's releases launched on Tuesday, and they included some particularly notable ports like Rocket League, LA Noire, and Batman: The Telltale Series, as well as the charming Ittle Dew 2+ and Rime.

A handful of other titles are also slated to arrive in the Eshop alongside Skyrim on November 17. Rounding out this week's releases is the gravity-switching 2D platformer VVVVVV; the intense 2D shooter/action game Rive: Ultimate Edition; and the top-down shoot-'em-up Xenoraid, among others. You can find the full list of this week's releases below.

This Week's Nintendo Switch New Releases

November 14

  • Batman: The Telltale Series
  • Ben 10
  • Ittle Dew 2+
  • LA Noire
  • Lego Marvel Superheroes 2
  • Rime
  • Rocket League

November 16

  • ACA Neo Geo Karnov's Revenge
  • Antiquia Lost

November 17

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Ginger: Beyond the Crystal
  • Green Game: TimeSwapper
  • Rive: Ultimate Edition
  • VVVVVV
  • Xenoraid
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I really thought that Zelda gear for Skyrim was just unique to the Switch version and didn't require an amiibo. I don't have and don't want any amiibos. I guess I will have to get that gear on Skyrim enhanced on my PC as a mod....I think I will still be buying the switch version (though not at full price) just because it is convenient having it portable. Skyrim on a long plane trip sounds great. EDIT: does anyone know if the switch version supports mods? Or has restrictions on modding like Playstation?

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@drunk_punk: buy a used amiibo from GameStop, use it to get the gear, then return it.

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@drunk_punk: I believe you can also find it in-game.

https://www.vg247.com/2017/11/14/skyrim-on-switch-you-dont-need-amiibo-to-unlock-the-zelda-costumes/

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@NorseLax09: Awesome thanks for the reply this is good news.

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Karnov's Revenge and VVVVVV are the real stand outs this week.

Karnov's Revenge: is a great fighter and a lot of fun

VVVVVV: is a neat platformer with a retro ascetic and kick ass chip-tune music.

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So many games,so little HD space

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@sladakrobot: Honestly the same can be said for the base PS4 500gb which forced me to upgrade after about 6 months at least physical games on the Switch don't take up space like the PS4 does

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