Ever wanted to play Skyrim with mods while on-the-go? Nintendo's new Switch console-and-handheld hybrid may make this dream a reality.
Despite Bethesda's warnings, Skyrim: Special Edition will reportedly launch as a Nintendo Switch launch game, with mod support coming to the platform at a later date.
Unnamed sources at Nintendo have told Laura Kate Dale at Lets Play Video Games that Skyrim: Special Edition is not only coming to the Nintendo Switch, but it'll be a day-one game. Sadly, mod support likely won't be available at the game's launch, and Switch's mods will be similar to the Skyrim's PS4 gimped mod support: limited to just 1GB and no new textures or models.
"Also, that Skyrim port Bethesda refuse to confirm is real is totally happening. We've heard it's planned to be a launch day release for the system, to mirror the recent remastered version of the game, and to allow mods at some time post-launch.
"Mod support for Skyrim will not be there from day one, and much like the PS4 will be limited to mods made using existing in-game assets."
One of the most anticipated Switch games, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, apparently won't launch with the Nintendo Switch in March 2017.
Even still, the Skyrim news is pretty awesome info for Nintendo fans. Being able to play a massive game like Skryim with a portable system with any sort of mod support is amazing, and adds an entirely new dimension to the experience.
Hell, being able to easily swap your Skyrim experience to a tablet for on-the-go play is revolutionary enough, and even though the mods are quite limited, this is a revolutionary push.
Remember that none of this information has been confirmed or verified, and remains reports and speculation at this time.
To see how the Skyrim remaster has rejuvenated the epic RPG, check out our official Skyrim: Special Edition review.
The Nintendo Switch will release in March 2017, but Nintendo has yet to reveal pricing, launch games lineup, peripherals or anything else. It plans to unveil all these details and more during a special event on January 12, 2017.
Check below for everything we know about the Switch so far:
Everything we know about Nintendo Switch so far:
- Nintendo Switch price to start at $249, deluxe at $299
- Zelda Breath of the Wild may not be a Switch launch game
- Nintendo Switch may have 4GB unified memory pool
- Nintendo Switch handheld delivers console-quality gaming
- 3DS won't be cannibalized by new Switch console, Nintendo President confirms
- Nintendo Switch to have wide array of hardware add-ons
- Nintendo Switch may use USB Type-C for power
- Nintendo Switch has 6-inch 720p display with 10-point capacitive multi-touch
- Nintendo investors hate the Switch hybrid
- Everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo's new transforming handheld console hybrid
- Nintendo to reveal Switch pricing, specs, launch games and more on January 12, 2017
- 3DS won't be cannibalized by Switch, says Nintendo
- Nintendo Switch gameplay graphics and features are subject to change
- Nintendo Switch is single-screen only, says Nintendo
- Nintendo Switch to launch only as complete bundle
- Nintendo expect 2 million Switch console sales at launch
- Nintendo Switch may have extra power while docked
- Nintendo Switch isn't backward compatible with Wii U games
- Nintendo Switch's battery may only last 3 hours
- Nintendo won't reveal full Switch console specs until 2017
- Nintendo Switch gets a much-needed splash of color
- Nintendo's new Switch console powered by NVIDIA Tegra
- Nintendo Switch may sport dedicated game video recording
- Skyrim hasn't yet been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch