Bethesda director Todd Howard looks to have confirmed that the Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, is set for launch on the Nintendo Switch. While this seems like a no-brainer, having been featured in the console’s launch trailer, the studio has yet to announce their launch plans officially.
Bethesda is one of a number of developers that have signed up to support the Nintendo Switch following its release date and now we have been given a little more information on what to expect.
Speaking to Glixel, Todd Howard all but confirmed Skyrim’s inclusion while speaking about Bethesda’s support for the Switch. “I love it. I got to play it. I will tell you – well, maybe that’s an N.D.A. thing. One of the best demos I’ve ever seen. Probably the best demo I’ve ever seen. At E3,” Howard commented. “I think it’s really smart what they’re doing. We’re definitely going to be supporting it. It’s the first time we’ve done something on Nintendo. If you don’t count the old NES stuff. Home Alone. Or Where’s Waldo?” When asked specifically about Skyrim and if it could be played on the go, Howard explained: “It’s the same game on the TV and on the other screen.”
Fans are still waiting to find out more about the Nintendo Switch price, release date and launch lineup, which should all be confirmed by Nintendo in January 2017. A rough outline of the Nintendo Switch games launch lineup has also been revealed, confirming some of the known titles coming to the console in 2017 and beyond.
Five Day-One titles have been listed by Journalist Laura Kate Dale, including a new Mario title, a Mario Rabbids RPG, Splatoon, Skyrim and Just Dance 2017. Following that, the likes of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which appears to have been delayed until summer 2017, a Super Smash port, Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Mario Maker, Mario Kart 8 and Xenoblade X.
If this proves true, the first six months will see a heap of popular ports land for the Nintendo Switch, filling the gap until some big hitters arrive later. Pokemon Sun and Moon, aka Stars and Pikmin 4 have also been touted for 2017 launches, Nintendo is expected to confirm the new console’s official lineup in January 2017.
Source: Express, Glixel