5 Things to Know About the Nintendo Switch Skyrim Release

5 Things to Know About the Nintendo Switch Skyrim Release is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

The Skyrim release date for Nintendo Switch is still a mystery though we do have some new details to share as we push into the summer.

Skyrim for the Nintendo Switch was one of the stars at Bethesda’s E3 2017 showcase. The game, which was originally announced during Nintendo’s Switch launch event in January, appeared alongside Fallout 4 VR and a new Creation Club for Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition.

On stage, Bethesda confirmed a flurry of new Skyrim Switch details including a specific release window and bonus content you can’t get on PS4 or Xbox One.

The company also released a new trailer that showcases the game running on Nintendo’s portable console.

Today we want to take you through the most important things you need to know if you’re interested in playing Skyrim on the Nintendo Switch.

Our guide takes you through the most important release details including the best Switch Skyrim deals you can find right now.

Nintendo Switch Skyrim Release Date

Nintendo and Bethesda haven’t confirmed a specific release date but we do have a specific release window to look forward to.

Bethesda says it will release Skyrim for Nintendo Switch sometime this fall. For those that want to get real specific, fall in the Northern Hemisphere starts on September 22nd and ends on December 21st. In other words, Skyrim will be out before the holidays.

Amazon recently changed the game’s release date to November 28th before changing it back to December 29th, a place-holder date. November 28th certainly has potential but nothing is confirmed until Bethesda makes its final announcements later this year.

Nintendo Switch Skyrim Pre-Orders

If you want to order Skyrim for Nintendo Switch right now, you can.

Popular retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop are taking pre-orders ahead of the game’s unspecified release date. Note, the release dates listed are placeholders so don’t read into them.

Gamestop and Best Buy both allow you to put in an order for in-store pickup though it’s unclear if either will host midnight launch events for the game.

Nintendo Switch Skyrim Deals

If you don’t want to pay the full $60 for Skyrim you don’t, and won’t, have to.

Amazon Prime members can take the usual 20% off a Switch Skyrim pre-order. Members of Best Buy’s Gamers Club Unlocked program can do the same.

Both are paid memberships but you can signup for a free Amazon Prime trial and snag the deal. Best Buy doesn’t offer a GCU free trial.

We expect more Skyrim Switch deals (including some that don’t need a membership) to emerge throughout the year so keep an eye out as we approach the fall.

Nintendo Switch Skyrim Content

Skyrim for Nintendo Switch isn’t the same as Skyrim Special Edition for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. There are some key differences.

Skyrim for Switch comes with exclusive Legend of Zelda content.

Key differences include new gameplay features like motion controls for lock-picking and combat. On the Switch, you’ll be able to detach the Joy-Con controller from the unit and experience Skyrim in all-new ways.

The game will also feature some unique content from The Legend of Zelda series. Skyrim for Switch includes outfits and gear from the popular series including:

  • Master Sword
  • Hylian Shield
  • Champion’s Tunic

The game also includes amiibo support. The Legend of Zelda amiibo will unlock additional loot in the game, a nice perk for those invested in Nintendo’s platform. Archer Link was shown off during the announcement but it’s unclear the game will include additional costumes.

Skyrim’s three DLC packs, Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn, are also included in the package.

Nintendo Switch Skyrim Mods

Bethesda’s Skyrim for Switch could be missing one key element: Mods. The company hasn’t confirmed mod support for Skyrim on Switch.

Mods are a huge part of the game’s success on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Bethesda’s Skyrim mod library features thousands of ways to change the game.

The company also plans to launch a new Creation Club this summer. Creation Club will usher in new Skyrim items, abilities and gameplay that’s created by Bethesda Games Studios and outside development partners.

Creation Club is coming to the Xbox One, PS4 and Windows PC but the developer made no mention of the Nintendo Switch.

156 PS4 & Xbox One Skyrim Mods You Should Try Right Now

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Quality Map

One of our favorite Skyrim mods for PC is now available for console. 

A Quality World Map by IcePenguin is an essential mod for PC. And now that it's available for console, it's an essential mod for Xbox One. (It's not available for PS4 yet.)

Bethesda's vanilla Skyrim map is decent enough but this mod takes it to the next level with improved textures and detailed roads.

The developer has literally drawn out every single road in the game and needless to say, it's impressive. And useful. 

For more info, take a look at the video below.

Trust us, this one is very, very good. Give it a try today.

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5 Things to Know About the Nintendo Switch Skyrim Release is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.