Skyrim Not Confirmed for Nintendo Switch, Despite Appearing in Video Reveal

One of the few third-party games that appeared during the announcement video of Nintendo’s new console, the Switch, was The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Despite what you might assume, that doesn’t actually mean you’ll ever be able to play Skyrim on the system.

“We’re happy to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Nintendo on the video,” a Bethesda spokesperson told “While we are not confirming any specific titles at this time, we are pleased to announce our partnership with Nintendo and support of the Switch. We look forward to revealing specific games and details in the future.” Bethesda previously said developing games for what was known at the time as the NX was “definitely something [it] will look at.”

Among the games shown during the three-minute video, it’s safe to assume we’ll eventually see Mario and Mario Kart games on Switch. However, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the only one officially confirmed for the platform at this point.

A press release Nintendo sent out after releasing the video states, “Today’s video incorporated short glimpses of representative gameplay to demonstrate the liberating nature of the Nintendo Switch home gaming system.”

The video also showed Splatoon, an NBA 2K game, and what could be a new 3D Mario platformer. Skyrim, meanwhile, is currently headed to PC, Xbox One, and PS4 in the form of a remastered version. It’s possible Bethesda is looking to avoid stepping on sales of that game–which launches on October 28–by confirming a Switch version today.

For more on Switch, check out our roundup of unanswered questions and look at how accurate rumors about the system turned out to be.

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