Skyrim Coming To Nintendo Switch This Fall Without Mods

Another edition of the game that will not die is on the way, but there don't seem to be plans for mods in the near future.


Skyrim, the game that simply will not die, was confirmed for Nintendo Switch release earlier this year and yesterday's Nintendo Direct revealed a November 17, 2017 release date. This edition will be bringing some unique motion features and an outfit inspired by Link in Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but it turns out one significant feature will be MIA: Mods.

After a hands-on, USGamer spoke with Bethesda's Pete Hines who let it slip that mods for the Nintendo edition of Skyrim aren't planned, specifically saying "not at this time." It took a little while to come to PS4 and with seemingly no moves being made right now, it may take even longer for Nintendo users if they come at all. We wouldn't be surprised if some version of Bethesda's Creation Club appeared on the platform before the standard mod system, though. Nintendo's custom content ecosystem wouldn't be very conducive to unregulated mods, but Bethesda's paid platform would likely check off all of Nintendo's criteria.

This may be disappointing to those that were just excited at getting the official release date during the Nintendo Direct, but there are plenty other things to be excited about. DOOM is also coming to the Nintendo Switch before year's end and Project Octobpath is shaping up to be a truly charming retro turn-based RPG. Speaking of retro, Switch is also going to be home to classics like the original Mario Bros via the newly announced Arcade Archives.

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    September 14, 2017 12:55 PM

    Charles Singletary posted a new article, Skyrim Coming To Nintendo Switch This Fall Without Mods

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      September 14, 2017 1:02 PM

      Any word on price? Can't seem to open article on my phone, crappy connection where I am now

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        September 14, 2017 1:26 PM

        Everything I can find indicates it'll be the full $60. I'd be interested to hear otherwise.

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        September 14, 2017 1:26 PM

        Count on it being $59.99 USD like every other AAA Switch (or whatever you paid for Mario + Rabbids in Canada)

        I know, 2011 game, etc. but the Special Edition was $60 on Xbone/PS4 so I assume it’s the same thing.

        It’s on GameStop right now for preorder at $59.99 with the 11/17 release date.

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          September 14, 2017 1:49 PM

          I kinda hope they're smarter on it and release at $40 like Ubisoft did with Rayman. Although given the quality of that port I would've thought $30 might've been a better launch price.

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            September 14, 2017 1:51 PM

            Will they sell more to offset the drop in price?

            I reckon they're selling at $60 because they're certain that they will still move enough units at that price. Also note that the remastered editions on other current gen consoles cost the same, they're not going to price drop for this special case

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              September 14, 2017 1:57 PM

              Yeah, that's probably true, not sure if they'll sell as many as they'd like.

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      September 14, 2017 1:12 PM


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        September 14, 2017 1:33 PM

        I don’t know about that but the few times I’ve messed with mods for TES games it’s been a nightmare. Never fails there’s some weird conflict or one of them has to modify a file someone’s already modified or the Skyrim Script Extender is giving me a warning about an error that I can’t figure out and don’t want to I just want to change the menu. And thats before they tried to charge for them and then hit abort.

        The biggest mods anyone wants are mods that make the game look prettier. The Special Edition already makes the game look prettier. Done and done.

        I’m glad people who love the mods for this game do their thing but yeah, I’ve never cared enough to put out the effort.

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        September 14, 2017 2:30 PM

        But what about those clean faces? What about those things?

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      September 14, 2017 1:29 PM

      I remember the advertising for the original Skyrim making a big deal of the November 11, 2011 date (11.11.11)

      I just noticed the release date for this one is November 17, 2017. So, 11.17.17 or 17.11.17. Not sure if that was on purpose or not.

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