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Skyrim gets Switch release date, just in case you need another portable 200 hour RPG

Skyrim is definitely really truly coming to Switch. You can tell because it has a release date.

Skyrim for Switch finally got a release date in today's Nintendo Direct presentation.

The lauded, life-eating RPG, which Todd Howard apparently intends to see colonise every platform in the same way people get Doom running on calculators and microwaves, will arrive on Switch on November 17.

Nintendo showed off some new footage of Skyrim running on Switch during the show, but neither the platform holder nor Bethesda has released an official video yet. We've seem some stream-capped versions floating around, but they're not especially high quality so we'll cross our fingers for some direct feed footage.

Skyrim joins the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on Nintendo's hybrid portable console. The hardware's capacity to run these beautiful big experiences on the couch and on the go has opened up a whole new world of letting RPGs devour you whole, as many discovered in Breath of the Wild.

Skyrim was one of the first big third-party games announced for Switch, and we're excited to see that promise come to fruition. The bestselling RPG is of course also available on new and old consoles as well as PC, and is on its way to VR.

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