Skyrim Switch
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is unquestionably one of the best games of the past decade, so the fact that Bethesda has re-released it again should come as no great shock.

However, while much was made of the potential relationship between Bethesda and Nintendo when Skyrim was featured in the Nintendo Switch reveal trailer (the company has supported the console since with titles like DOOM, DOOM Eternal and Wolfenstein 2), Nintendo fans aren't actually invited to this particular anniversary party – despite Bethesda's messaging seemingly suggesting that is the case:

Skyrim Anniversary Edition follows in the footsteps of the original game (released in 2011), Legendary Edition (2013), Special Edition (2016), the Nintendo Switch version (2017, complete with Zelda bonus items) and Skyrim VR (2018). It includes the base game, all the DLC (Dragonborn, Hearthfire, and Dawnguard), all previously-released Creation Club mod content (plus some new Creation Club mod content) and (perhaps most exciting of all) a new fishing system.

It's available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC (and on Series X/S and PS5 via a next-gen upgrade), and costs £47.99 / €54.99 / $49.99. If you already own the Special Edition, then you can upgrade for £15.99 / €19.99 / $19.99, but if you own any of the other versions, you'll need to pay the full asking price.

However, there's no indication at this stage that the Anniversary Edition is coming to Switch, despite Bethesda's rather cheeky insistence that it's on 'all platforms'.