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While there are common addictions — drugs, alcohol, gambling — the truth is that any person can develop a pathological need to do certain things, whether it be to play video games, eat snacks, or rerelease The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim until you’ve bled every last cent it could possibly contain. That last one may seem niche, but it is very real, because it looks like the game is going to come to Switch! A second time! They already released it on the platform and they very well may do so again!



Now, to clarify, this would be the Skyrim: Anniversary Edition that released last year on all other consoles to celebrate the 10th year since the game’s release… but that just amplifies an already comical predilection to release this now decade old game in various editions. People already cracked jokes the first time Skyrim came to Switch — they even parodied themselves with “Skyrim: Very Special Edition” for Amazon Alexa back in 2018! What more could we possibly say now? We really need to check in on Todd Howard & co., make sure they’re doing okay.

It’s worth noting that we did see Taiwan’s Digital Game Rating Committee post a listing for 2021’s Skyrim: Anniversary Edition that featured the game for Switch back in May this year, so while this might not be brand-spanking new news, it’s at the very least another form of confirmation that’ll the game will be making its way to the Nintendo platform.

The listed release date PEGI gives is August 31st, which has already come and gone, so presumably that’s a placeholder date for whenever this port would come out. The obvious guess would be November 11th, the release date anniversary, which would mean an announcement is imminent (perhaps in a theoretical September Nintendo Direct). But while we have no confirmation, the possibility of yet another Skyrim port/release is all too real. At this rate, we’ll see three more before The Elder Scrolls VI releases.


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.