Skyrim on the Switch will include Link’s Breath of the Wild costume and motion controls

Bethesda has brought The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to several new platforms since its launch in 2011, including a Remastered re-release on the PS4 and Xbox One last year, and an upcoming release this Fall on the Nintendo Switch. So what can the publisher to make it appeal to adventurers who may have played it before? Just add Link!

OK, Skyrim players on the Switch won’t be playing as Link, but they’ll be able to outfit their hero with the Master Sword, Hylian Shield, and Champion’s Tunic from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild by tapping an Amiibo to the controller. And that’s not all, other Amiibo figures will provide chests with additional loot. Bethesda will also add motion controls to Skyrim, and it can be played on the go as well:

Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – the epic fantasy masterpiece from Bethesda Game Studios – arrives for the Nintendo Switch. The legendary open-world adventure where you can be anyone and do anything, now can go anywhere – at home on your TV or on the go.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for the Nintendo Switch includes all-new gameplay features like motion controls for combat and lockpicking, outfits and gear from The Legend of Zelda. Take down enemies with the Master Sword, protect yourself with the Hylian Shield or look heroic in the Champion’s Tunic. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for the Nintendo Switch also includes all official add-ons: Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn.

Plus tap other compatible Amiibo to gain additional loot including those from “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” series, “The Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary” series, “Super Smash Bros. “series, and “The Legend of Zelda” series.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim still doesn’t have an official release date on the Switch, but it should be available sometime this Fall.

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