Skyrim is getting its second release on Nintendo Switch – and fans are angry at the price hike

NINTENDO just announced that a new version of Skyrim is coming to Switch, and players who want the full package will have to pay again.

It’s been 11 years since Skyrim was first released, and we’ve long since lost track of how many releases exist.


The Anniversary Edition pack for Skyrim is coming to Nintendo Switch.1 credit

There are three different PC editions, one for each of the last three console generations, and if you want to play on Amazon Alexa, there’s even a version for that.

Developer Bethesda struck gold when it released Skyrim and showed no signs of slowing down with new releases.

The truth is that fans keep buying it and paying over and over again for the latest version.

This time it’s the Nintendo Switch‘s turn to receive an additional version of Skyrim.

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Skyrim’s Anniversary Edition is heading to console promising “new quests, enemies, weapons, and more awaiting you in Tamriel.”

Luckily, the original Skyrim for Nintendo Switch included the Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn expansions.

However, those who wish to have all of Skyrim’s content in one place will have to pay for the upgrade one more time.

The Nintendo Switch version contains exclusive content from The Legend of Zelda.

This includes compatibility with The Legend of Zelda amiibo – sold separately, of course.

Skyrim Anniversary Edition is available now through the Nintendo eshop for £59.99 ($69.99) if you want to buy Skyrim again.

However, there is a saving grace for those who have already purchased the game.

UK players will be able to upgrade to the Anniversary Edition for £17.99 if they already own the base game.

However, buying the two separately is even more expensive.

The original Nintendo Switch 2017 release was only £10 cheaper than the Anniversary Edition.

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Those who were slow to pick it up will get a better deal if they buy the Anniversary Edition pack.

Or you can wait for the inevitable third version of Skyrim from the Nintendo Switch…

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GL HF.

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