Nintendo’s big Switch presentation included announcements for two huge open-world games, one of which was absolutely expected, and another of which was rumored but not confirmed. First of all, Bethesda finally confirmed that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will, indeed, be available on the Switch. I mean, yeah, it was totally in the Switch announcement video last fall, but for some reason we weren’t allowed to know for sure until now.
Almost nothing else was said about the Switch version of Skyrim. When is it coming out? They didn’t say. Will it have enhanced graphics like Skyrim Remastered ? It appears so from the trailers, but we don’t know for certain. Will it have bugs that should have been squashed years ago like Skyrim Remastered ? Almost certainly. Will it allow any mods at all? We just don’t know. But if you’ve always wanted to Fus Ro Dah on the bus, well, now’s your chance.
Perhaps more exciting for fans of games that didn’t come out years ago, Monolith Soft announced Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for the Switch. It looks like this time we have an actual sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii. Although it has more cartoonish styling, you can see from the sword that the new main character wields that Shulk’s legacy is alive and well. Is he really feelin’ it? We can only hope so, just as we hope this one is a bit more heavily story-driven than Xenoblade Chronicles X .