Skyrim for Nintendo Switch will come with Zelda Amiibo support, motion controls for combat

Skyrim on Switch is expected to launch something this autumn.

Bethesda has shared new details about the Nintendo Switch version of its beloved SkyrimBethesda

Bethesda has revealed more about the Nintendo Switch version of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim set for release later this year, including a host of new features. This includes support for various Link Amiibo figures, which will let players dress their chatacters as The Legend of Zelda hero.

Announced at its E3 press conference held in the early hours of Monday, the port appears to bring the same core gameplay, but with a few cool new additions.

As seen in the reveal trailer (embedded below) at Bethesda's press event, Nintendo Switch players will be able to scan a compatible amiibo to unlock various iconic in-game Nintendo items including the Master Sword, Hylian Shield and Champion's Tunic.

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Players can also use the hybrid system's JoyCon controls for lock-picking and firing bows and arrow. The port will also include Skyrim's three expansions - Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn.

Bethesda said the game will also be compatible with other Amiibo from The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, Super Smash Bros. series, and Zelda.

Although Skyrim was featured in Nintendo's initial teaser trailer for the Switch, Bethesda did not reveal any details about the port of the popular open-world fantasy RPG.

The gaming company has not yet revealed whether the Switch version of Skyrim will come as a basic port of the 2011 original, include the graphical improvements that came with the 2016 Special Edition or feature mod support.

"We love to make games and worlds that you can get lost in, that you can make your own, and that you never want to put down," game director Todd Howard said earlier this year. "Well, now you don't have to. Now you can play Skyrim wherever you want, and take it on your own adventures."

The port will also mark the first launch of a Bethesda game on a Nintendo platform.

"The Switch is both classically Nintendo yet something all new," Howard said. "We want to thank them for letting us be a part of it."

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Skyrim on Switch has not been given a specific release date yet but is expected to launch sometime this autumn.

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