Switch ‘Skyrim’ is Better With a Little ‘Zelda’ Flare

Alexa Ray Corriea
Games Elder Scrolls
Games Elder Scrolls Nintendo

At E3 earlier this year, Bethesda announced that it would be making a whole new version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for the Nintendo Switch. After seeing the game running in person at PAX West, the game is already looking like everything a Skyrim superfan (or newbie) could want: a portable version of the critically-acclaimed game with a few extra bells and whistles that make it even more appealing than it already ways.

Mechanics-wise, the game is the same as it was on previous consoles. There is one exception, though: when using a bow and arrow, you can aim your shot, similar to how you can shoot in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. And that’s not all the game borrows from the Switch insta-classic.

Players can use any amiibo currently out on the market when playing Skyrim. Simply go into the Magic menu (yes, an amiibo is a kind of magic here), select the amiibo option, and tap your selected amiibo on the right joystick to activate. Every amiibo gives you a random drop of goods, including gear, food, and even some arrows and weapons.

But the best of this gear is fit for the great Hero himself. Some of the rarest drops from amiibos include Link’s Hylian Shield, his blue Champion Tunic from Breath of the Wild, and the Master Sword itself. You can use each amiibo you have once per day, so you have plenty of opportunities to try and get these rare drops. As for amiibo cards, there is currently now word on whether or not these will work as well as the figures.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Nintendo Switch is set to be released later this year.

Alexa Ray Corriea
Alexa Ray is Fandom's Senior Editor for Games, with a borderline unhealthy interest in Kingdom Hearts (she literally wrote the book on it) and all JRPGs, with a more healthy affinity for the anime. When she's not gaming, she's obsessing over Star Wars, all things Disney, and Taiwanese glove puppets.
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