'The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim' will come to the Nintendo Switch on November 17.

Skyrim character in Legend of Zelda armour

Skyrim character in Legend of Zelda armour

The hugely popular open world action role-playing video game - commonly known as 'Skyrim' - was announced last year to be getting a port for the new hybrid console, and during Nintendo's lengthy Nintendo Direct presentation this week, the game was given the firm release date.

'Skyrim' was first released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in November 2011, before a remastered edition for Windows, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 was released in 2016.

The Nintendo Switch version will come complete with the main game plus its three expansions, Dragonborn, Dawnguard, and Hearthfire.

That's not the only plus side to playing 'Skyrim' on the Switch either, as the port has some Switch exclusive features.

Users who purchase the corresponding Amiibo's for the Switch game will be able to pick up weapon and armour which is based on Nintendo's popular franchise 'The Legend of Zelda', as well as being able to find other rare items throughout the game's expansive world.

It can also be played with motion controls, allowing you to swing weapons, pick locks, or aim your bow with the Joy-Cons.

For 'Skyrim' lovers that don't own a Nintendo Switch, a PlayStation VR compatible version is also in the works, and is set to be released later this year.

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