Bethesda Showcases The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on the Nintendo Switch; Will Have Motion Controller Functionality and Amiibo Support

Bethesda has released a new trailer for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for the Nintendo Switch and it is packed with new features.

First, off the Switch version of Skyrim will have special motion controller functionality via the Joy-Con. Players can block, swing, and shoot arrows with the Joy-Cons, which is pretty cool.

Secondly, players who own amiibo’s will be able to use them in Skyrim! Yes, that’s right players who own amiibo’s will be able to unlock special loot; in the trailer down below we got our first a look at Link’s  Master Sword, Hylian Shield and his heroic in the Champion’s Tunic via his Breath of the Wild amiibo.

Watch the new trailer down below:

Official Trailer Description:

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, 30th Anniversary – The Legend of Zelda series, Super Smash Bros. series, and The Legend of Zelda series.

No release date for the Nintendo Switch version of Skyrim, however, Pete Hines did mention that everything that was shown tonight will be releasing this year.

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