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The Elder Scrolls: Blades

The Elder Scrolls: Blades was originally planned to arrive on Switch this fall. The season is just about over though, as is 2019. It makes sense then that Bethesda has pushed back the release to early 2020.

In a blog post, Bethesda mentioned that the delay has come about “amidst all the other changes we’re making to Blades”. The extra time will allow the team to “deliver the polished gameplay our fans deserve”.

Bethesda’s full words:

At E3 this year, Bethesda announced a reworked port of their mobile title, The Elder Scrolls: Blades, for Nintendo Switch. The upcoming game will have many new features including button controls, PvP, seamless pick-up and play between devices, and much more.

We were able to catch up with Craig Lafferty and Matt Carofano (project lead and art director on Blades, respectively) earlier this year for an interview on the upcoming title. We we asked them questions about Switch’s new features, in-depth aspects they haven’t talked about yet, and many more questions that fans want to know.

Check out our transcript below:

At E3 2019, Bethesda kindly invited us to their booth for a gameplay demo and behind-closed-doors interview for their upcoming Switch release, The Elder Scrolls: Blades. In part seven of this series, I’ll be taking a deeper look at how the experience stacks up on Nintendo Switch with classic button controls.

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For detailed impressions of The Elder Scrolls: Blades, check below the break.

Following its announcement of a Switch release earlier this week, we were able to try out The Elder Scrolls: Blades at E3 2019. Get a look at some portable footage from our play session below.

To close out today’s Nintendo Treehouse: Live stream from E3 2019, The Elder Scrolls: Blades was shown off. Get a look at the recorded segment below for gameplay.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades is coming to Switch, Bethesda announced during its E3 2019 press conference today. It will launch this fall as a free-to-play title.

Motion controls will be supported. There will also be cross-play and cross-progression with the mobile version. For those at E3, The Elder Scrolls: Blades will be playable at the expo.

Here’s an overview of the game, along with a trailer: