'The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim' latest news: Release schedule and price for Nintendo Switch version of game announced

Promotional screenshot from "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" | Bethesda

The improved version of "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" will be making its way to the Nintendo Switch by Fall 2017, although the exact date of its release has not been given yet.

According to a report on IBT, a demo made in January showed that the Nintendo Switch version boasts better graphics compared to the PC release of the game. More flora has been added to the console version. Better lighting was also incorporated.

This will not be the first time that "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" will be ported to a console, as the game was also released for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. However, this will be the first time the game will be playable on a handheld console.

Todd Howard of Bethesda announced that "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" will be released for Nintendo Switch in fall. He himself is a fan of the console, as he revealed in an interview with Glixel. While he said that the port is the "same game" as was released before, it is still unclear if he meant that the Nintendo Switch version will be the one that was originally launched in 2011, or if it is the version with at least one of the add-ons already incorporated in it. Three additional content were developed by Bethesda — "Dawnguard," "Hearthfire," and "Dragonborn."

"The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" was met with critical acclaim when it was released in 2011. Critics and players alike praised it for its open-world setting, its art style, as well as its feature of giving players the freedom to choose what skills their in-game characters can pursue.

"The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" is the first Bethesda title for Nintendo Switch, and for Nintendo itself since 1991's "Home Alone" and "Where's Waldo," which were released on the NES. The game can be purchased for $99.95.