The Version Of Skyrim For Nintendo Switch Is Still Unknown

Will it be the Special Edition or something else? Todd Howard says he "can't say."


One of the biggest-name third-party games confirmed for the Nintendo Switch this year is Bethesda's acclaimed open-world RPG, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. But is Nintendo's new console getting 2016's Special Edition or some other form of the game?

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Unfortunately, we don't know yet. Skyrim director Todd Howard told Polygon (via IGN) that he "can't say" anything about this, at least not yet.

The version of Skyrim for Switch could be a port of the 2011 original, the remastered 2016 Special Edition, or possibly some other form of the game built for Nintendo's system.

The Skyrim Special Edition comes with all of the game's DLC and support for mods, as well as increased resolution and other effects. A Switch demo reel showed Skyrim on the console, but this might not have been gameplay. We'll report back with more details as they become available.

"We love to make games and worlds for you to get lost in, that you can make your own, and never want to put down. Now you don't have to--now you can play Skyrim wherever you want," Howard said during January's Switch event.

Skyrim's Special Edition is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Howard told GameSpot this month that Nintendo was "less interested" in Bethesda's games before the Switch. And like many other developers, Howard isn't completely sure if the Switch will be a hit. "I don't know where it's gonna go," he said. "But I think it's a really smart platform. We like it a lot."

The Switch launches on March 3. You can see a list of all the launch titles here and every game confirmed for the system here.

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