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Get a Look at The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Being Played on Nintendo Switch

Check out nearly seven minutes of footage of the game in action on Switch.

Originally released in 2011, Bethesda’s seminal RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has seemingly made its way to every platform imaginable, with one hobbyist even creating a version of it for graphing calculators. And although the game has never appeared on a Nintendo platform, that’s all set to change later this year when it lands on Switch, and some new footage of Skyrim running on Nintendo’s newest console has now hit the internet.

Captured during San Diego Comic-Con by YouTuber FILIP, below is nearly seven minutes of Skyrim gameplay on Nintendo’s hybrid home/portable system captured by an off-screen camera. While Nintendo did show Skyrim running on a Switch during the console’s announcement trailer in October 2016, that footage was actually superimposed on the Switch. Some promotional footage was released during E3 last month, but this is the first real look at someone jumping into the game on Switch and playing around with it.


Despite that October 2016 footage seemingly indicating a Switch port was happening, both Nintendo and Bethesda remained coy on the matter until finally announcing the port earlier this year. At E3, Bethesda revealed that this version of Skyrim would also come with some Nintendo-specific content, such as Link from The Legend of Zelda’s costume and amiibo and Joy-Con motion control support.

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is scheduled to release later this year on Nintendo Switch.

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