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Skyrim Switch Dated, Two Other Bethesda Titles Coming Soon

by Andrew Reiner on Sep 13, 2017 at 05:26 PM

For weeks, we’ve heard teases of an unknown Bethesda game coming to Switch before the end of the year. Today’s Nintendo Direct video presentation finally revealed the game. A port of the popular 2016 revitalization of Doom is coming to Switch at an unspecified date this holiday. The Switch version will feature the single-player campaign as well as the multiplayer content. The SnapMap creation tools were not mentioned.

The Switch port of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which was unveiled on the say day as hardware, finally has a release date, and will be available for extensive questing on November 17. This version offers a few exclusives for Nintendo fans, including a tie-in with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Link’s tunic, Hylian Shield, and Master Sword can be found in the wild, or unlocked when a Breath of the Wild Amiibo figure is scanned into the game.

The final surprise from Bethesda is Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is coming to Switch, but it won’t be released on October 27 along with the Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4 versions. We were just given a message of “available 2018." No footage of the Switch iteration was shown during the Direct.

Bethesda is clearly going all in on Switch, bringing three of its biggest franchises to Nintendo’s new hardware. Here's hoping Fallout isn't far behind.