Skyrim's Anniversary Edition Is Now On The Nintendo Switch But It Will Cost You
Yes, a new release of The Elder Scrolls is on the popular portable. Now, this is technically a bundle—The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition includes both the base game and the Anniversary Upgrade. However, it is still pricing at a full $70!
The Anniversary Upgrade
Skyrim was originally ported to the Switch in 2017. To Bethesda's credit, it does include all three original DLC packs for the game: Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn. Dawnguard and Dragonborn both expand the story with new campaigns and a host of new weapons, combatants, and NPCs. Hearthfire instead allows players to settle down, buy some land, and build a home—even multiple—using resources gathered across the land. These do help the value of the bundle, at the very least.
The interesting thing to think about here is actually just how many releases the title has had since it was originally released. Some updates were provided to people for free on the PC, while other upgrades like the aforementioned Special Edition had a cost. Our favorite editions, though, being PC people, are definitely the ones available on Steam. There are some incredible mods available with both the PC and the Xbox versions of the title. Unfortunately Playstation and Nintendo Switch users don't really get as much mod capability—so no terrifying replacement of the dragons with Thomas the Tank Engine.
Still, it's nice to see the Anniversary Edition available, and new options for the Nintendo device. It's also becoming more apparent as hardware evolves that we will start to see more hefty games on the Nintendo Switch, and other devices, like the Steam Deck. It's definitely a good time to be in on portable.