Bethesda had a big showing at Nintendo’s online Direct video where they dated the upcoming Nintendo Switch port of Skyrim and announced two more titles coming to the console.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for Nintendo Switch will be releasing worldwide on November 17th. The port will work with The Legend of Zelda amiibos, allowing for chests to appear that may contain the Champion’s Tunic from Breath of the Wild, a Hylian shield, and the Master Sword. Additionally, the port will include optional motion-based controls. These controls will allow you to nock arrows into your bow, raise your shield and sword respectively, and potentially more.
One of the newly announced titles for the Nintendo Switch is 2016’s DOOM. Both single player and multiplayer game modes will be arriving sometime this coming holiday season. It is presently unknown if this version of the game will take advantage of extra functionality on Nintendo Switch.
The second newly announced game coming from Bethesda for the Nintendo Switch is Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. The game is slated to appear on the Nintendo Switch in 2018. This will be at least a few months delay over the Windows PC, Xbox One, and PS4 versions of the game that release October 27th. Aside from the date and announcement of the Nintendo Switch version, no other information was revealed.
These three titles are the first games published by Bethesda for a Nintendo system since 2009’s Wheelspin on the Nintendo Wii. Skyrim and DOOM represent the first games developed by Bethesda for a Nintendo system since Home Alone in 1991 for the NES.