Excuse me, Skyrim on Switch costs how much?

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We’re starting to see the dawn of $70 games, with AAA releases like the Final Fantasy 7 Remake (opens in new tab) and Call of Duty pushing for that extra bit of moolah. Fine, making or remaking big games is difficult and expensive, but what about $70 for a port of a one-year-old remaster of an 11-year-old game? Skyrim Anniversary Edition on Switch (opens in new tab) says “make it so.”

The Skyrim Anniversary Edition (opens in new tab), not to be confused with 2013’s Skyrim Legendary Edition or 2016’s Skyrim Special Edition, debuted last November on new-gen consoles and PC. Its edge over the 2016 Special Edition is pretty much just the inclusion of the 48 previous Creation Club items (premium mods approved for sale by Bethesda) alongside 26 new Creation Club items. The Switch never got the Special Edition, so this new new release is also the first instance of the SE’s upgraded version of the Creation Engine on the console, as well as the only way to get at any of those Creation Club doodads.

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