Surprise! Skyrim Anniversary Edition just landed on Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo has announced that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition is available now on the Nintendo eShop – a nice surprise for fans who want to play the classic RPG on the move.
“New quests, foes, weapons, and more await you in Tamriel,” said Nintendo via Twitter. “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition is out now on #NintendoSwitch!”
Of course, it’s been on the cards for a while. Skyrim was released on Nintendo Switch back in 2017 and with the arrival of the Anniversary Edition on other platforms, it was only a matter of time. It’s a lovely surprise to wake up and find it’s already out, however.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition is available from today, September 29 as a stand-alone bundle or as an upgrade if you already own the base game on your Switch. The bundle includes the base game and all bonus content for $69.99 USD, whereas the upgrade will set you back $19.99.
IGN’s original Skyrim review gave it 9.5/10 and said: “It’s difficult to ever feel completely satisfied with a play session of Skyrim. There’s always one more pressing quest, one more unexplored tract of land, one more skill to increase, one more butterfly to catch. It’s a mesmerizing game that draws you into a finely crafted fictional space packed with content that consistently surprises.”
Since its release in 2011, Skyrim’s become one of the most beloved games of modern times, seeing many, many re-releases. We’ve since placed it at number 41 in our list of the 100 best games of all time.
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