Now take this as a rumor and speculation for now, but it’s very possible that Skyrim on the Nintendo Switch will be a port of the Xbox 360/PS3 version, and not the recent Xbox One/PS4 versions. Nintendo released a product description on their site which revealed the following.
Epic Fantasy Reborn.
Skyrim reimagines the open-world fantasy epic, pushing the gameplay and technology of a virtual world to new heights.
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.
Stunning Graphics and Immersive Gameplay
Skyrim’s game engine brings to life a complete virtual world with rolling clouds, rugged mountains, bustling cities, lush fields, and ancient dungeons.
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 ancient dragons like you’ve never seen. As Dragonborn, learn their secrets and harness their power for yourself.
There is not a single mention of the upgrades that the PS4/Xbox One version had, no mention of mods, and the lack of “special edition” in the title is very noticeable. It’s not like they had forgot to mention them, as if they were in the game, it would’ve been advertised as these were the main selling points for the PS4/Xbox One version.
Again this is just a rumor and speculation for now, and we hope to hear more details in the future. We will make sure to keep this story updated.