Skyrim Anniversary Edition
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Let's admit it: we knew that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition was coming to Switch. You knew it too, and seemingly so did all of Taiwan and Europe after the game was rated in each region over the course of the last few months. What we didn't know was when we would be able to get our hands on it.

Well, surprise, folks! Skyrim Anniversary Edition has appeared out of nowhere on the Switch eShop today — it looks like someone maxed out their sneak stat. This new release is available as a standalone bundle or as an upgrade if you own the base game already on Switch.

If you haven't played Skyrim yet — and seriously, how have you managed that? — this would be an epic place to start. On top of the original game, the Anniversary Edition contains loads of bonus content such as DLCs, mods and, yes, fishing content.

For the official word from the game's eShop page, check out the following:

Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim celebrates 10 years of adventuring in stunning detail. The Anniversary Edition includes a decade worth of content: the critically acclaimed core game and add-ons, plus new content including quests, dungeons, bosses, weapons, spells, and more. Skyrim® brings to life a complete virtual world for you to explore any way you choose, including all-new features like motion controls, plus outfits and gear from compatible The Legend of Zelda™ amiibo. Take down enemies with the Master Sword, protect yourself with the Hylian Shield or look heroic in the Champion’s Tunic. The legendary freedom of choice and adventure of Skyrim is realized like never before. Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned and the future of Skyrim hangs in the balance. As Dragonborn, the prophesized hero born with the power of The Voice, you are the only one who can stand amongst them.

Epic fantasy reborn
Skyrim reimagines and revolutionizes the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world open for you to explore any way you choose.

Live another life, in another world
Play any type of character you can imagine, and do whatever you want; the legendary freedom of choice, storytelling, and adventure of The Elder Scrolls is realized like never before.

You are what you play
Choose from hundreds of weapons, spells, and abilities. The new character system allows you to play any way you want and define yourself through your actions.

Battle dragons
Battle ancient dragons like you’ve never seen. As Dragonborn, learn their secrets and harness their power for yourself.

Included content
The Anniversary Edition Bundle includes the core game and new content, plus all three official add-ons: Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn.

The bundle combines the original game and all bonus content for a total of £59.99 / $69.99. Or, if you're just grabbing the update, the Anniversary Upgrade will set you back £17.99 / $19.99.

If you fancy reading about the inception of this amazing game, check out Time Extension's feature, The Making of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Will you be venturing back into Skyrim with the Anniversary Edition? Embody the Dragonborn and shout your answers in the comments below!