The Elder Scrolls: Blades Comes to Nintendo Switch

Thursday, May 14th, 2020 8:39 am

The T-rated game allows players to complete quests and rebuild a town in a fantasy world.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades launched on iOS and Android devices in “Early Access” back in April of 2019.

The free-to-play game allows players to become a character known as a Blade, who is challenged to complete quests in order to rebuild their hometown, which lies in ruins. Players can customize their character’s appearance, choosing from different races, genders, facial features, and so on.

Since the game’s initial release last year, it has been updated with extra features and content, such as a player-vs-player arena and new quests.

Now, this week, the game has officially launched out of Early Access, and it’s also been released on Nintendo Switch.

Even though The Elder Scrolls: Blades includes a combat system that allows you to defeat (kill) enemies, it doesn’t have quite as much violence as other games in the Elder Scrolls series. That is, while games like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and The Elder Scrolls Online are rated M for Mature, The Elder Scrolls: Blades is rated T for Teen, so it’s been deemed appropriate for slightly younger audiences.

In addition to launching on the Nintendo Switch, the game has also been updated to version 1.7. A press release broke down the content in this update:

  • Challenge the Grand Champion and go on all-new quests – Update 1.7 introduces six never-before-seen quests, including a new questline that plays in the same style as Blades’ PvP Arena mode, challenging players to battle through a gauntlet of progressively stronger opponents leading up to the Grand Champion.
  • Arena Rewards and Guild Leaderboards – Update 1.7 resets the PvP leaderboards and will reward additional prizes like Gems, Health Potions, and Chests to players based on the Arena they’ve reached – as well as a unique helm for top-ranked players.
  • Celebrate Blades out of Early Access with a free gift – As a special thank you, a brand-new decoration is now available for free for Early Access players, just by logging in.

If you’ve previously played The Elder Scrolls: Blades on a mobile device and are interested in trying the game on Switch, you can carry over your in-game progress by logging into your account in the Switch version of the game.

Plus, the game’s cross-platform support means Switch players can talk to the other players in their in-game guild, as well as compete in the player-vs-player arena, even if the other players are on a different platform.

Finally, while The Elder Scrolls: Blades is free-to-play, Switch owners have the option to purchase a “Quick Start Edition” of the game for $14.99, which contains 30,000 Gold, 2,000 Gems (both in-game currencies), some building materials, a Sylvan Fountain decoration for their town, and some rare gear that was previously owned by the Bloodfall King.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades is available to download for free on iOS and Android devices, as well as on Switch. To learn more about the game, check out our SuperParent First Look.

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Top image via Nintendo’s website.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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