The title was one of the games promoted at the Nintendo Switch reveal in January 2017. The title is based off the recently released Special Edition and includes all the DLC.
The game is an open world role-playing game allowing the player to explore the magical world of Skyrim.
As the player does various tasks, they will get skill experience related to that task. For example, sneaking around will get the player stealth experience while killing with a bow earns them bow experience. The different types of experience can be used to unlock special skills for that skill type. The player also earns regular experience which dictates the character's level and overall stats.
The game supports motion controls in combat.
The main protagonist learn that he is the Dragonborn, a hero of legend that must find a way to defeat Alduin, the world eater, a ancient dragon that will eventually bring destruction to the world if he is not stopped. Along the way the player can explore the vast land and do many quests along the way. The player can join differnt guilds and can lay any way they want. Will you become a mage at the collage of Winterhold? Be a powerful tank to crush foes? Or join the dark brotherhood and strike fear into enemies.
- This is Bethesda's first game on a Nintendo system.
- This is the first M-rated game to use amiibo.