The Elder Scrolls: Blades launches on Nintendo Switch soon

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Bethesda’s free-to-play dungeon crawler, The Elder Scrolls: Blades, will be finally arriving on Nintendo Switch consoles this Spring 2020.

The game’s Switch port was originally planned for an Autumn 2019 release but was pushed back into early 2020. Following that announcement, it was essentially radio silence for the game – until today.

The Switch port of Blades will be playable in both docked and handheld mode as well as taking advantage of the Joy-Cons’ motion controls to allow players to enjoy a more immersive dungeon crawling experience.

If you’ve been playing Blades on mobile, you can carry over your progress to the Switch version so you don’t have to start all over again.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades for Nintendo Switch currently doesn’t have an exact release date, but should be out in the next couple of months.

Until the game’s launch on Switch, Blades is currently only available on Android and iOS. You can pick up Blades for free on the Apple App Store here and on the Google Play Store here.

Blades should be receiving ports for PlayStation 4 and PC at some point in the future. However, there have been no updates on either port in a while and seeing as the PC port was reportedly “a ways off” in July 2019, it’s seemingly still a ways off in March 2020. We’ll update if we receive any related news.

Below is the current comprehensive list of mobile devices that can play Blades. If your device is listed but your phone’s app store says it’s unavailable, it may be because you’re using something such as an unsupported Pro model, you’re in a non-supported region, you’re using a jailbroken device, or your OS may just be out of date.

  • Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL)
  • Asus ZenFone 4 Pro
  • Asus ZenFone AR
  • Asus ZenFone AR (ZS571KL)
  • Asus ZenFone Ares (ZS572KL)
  • Asus ZenFone V
  • BlackBerry DTEK60
  • Essential Phone
  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel 2/2XL
  • Google Pixel 3/3XL
  • Google Pixel XL
  • HTC U Ultra
  • HTC U11/U11+
    • HTC U11 “Life” is not supported.
  • HTC U12+
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • Huawei P20/P20 Pro
  • iPad Air 2 and 3
  • iPad Mini 4 and 5
  • iPad Pro
  • iPhone 6s and newer
  • iPhone SE
  • Leeco Le Max2
  • Leeco LePro3
  • LG G7 One
  • LG V30
  • LGE LG G5
  • LGE LG G6
  • LGE LG Q9
  • LGE V20
  • LGE V20 PRO
  • Moto Z2 Force, Moto Z3
    • Note: Moto Z2 Play, Moto Z3 Play are not supported.
  • Motorola Moto Z
  • Nokia 8
  • OnePlus 5 and newer
  • OnePlus 6T
  • OnePlus OnePlus3
  • OnePlus OnePlus3T
  • Oppo R15/R17
  • Razer Phone
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition
  • Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+
  • Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+
  • Sharp Aquos R
  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium
  • Sony Xperia XZs
  • Tonino Lamborghini TL99G
  • Vertex BLK3D
  • Vertu Constellation X
  • Vivo Xplay6
  • Xiaomi MI 5s Plus
  • Xiaomi Mi 6
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
  • Xiaomi Mi Note2
  • Xiaomi MIX
  • Xperia XZ Premium SO-04J, G8142, G8188
  • Xperia XZ1
  • Xperia XZs
  • ZTE A2017G
  • ZTE A2018
  • ZTE Nubia Z17
  • ZTE NX531J
  • ZTE Z999
  • Zuk Lenovo Z2 Plus
  • Zuk Z2
  • Zuk Z2 Pro

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