Wednesday, June 12th 2019

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition is Coming to Nintendo Switch This Year

Winner of over 800 awards, including 250 Game of the Year awards, The Witcher 3: Wild Huntis an RPG set in a fantastic open world full of adventure, danger, and mystery. As professional monster slayer Geralt of Rivia, gamers must set out to find the Child of Prophecy - a powerful entity that may send the world spiraling toward destruction. Along the way, the witcher will find himself facing not only mighty foes, but also difficult choices, the consequences of which will ripple throughout the game's epic narrative.

Set to launch this year both digitally and in retail, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Editionfor Nintendo Switch comes with the base game, as well as every piece of additional content ever released. This includes both story expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, as well as all 16 free DLCs. In total, the Complete Edition offers over 150 hours of gameplay, for the first time playable truly on the go. The game is being ported to Nintendo Switch by Saber Interactive in close cooperation with CD PROJEKT RED.

In addition to the game card housing the entirety of the Complete Edition's content, the box will also come with a set of physical goodies: The Witcher Universe compendium, game map, and stickers.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the first game from the franchise to be released on a Nintendo console, introducing the series to brand new audience, as well as giving anyone who already played Geralt of Rivia's final adventure a chance to experience it again on the go. The release of the game on Nintendo Switch is also bound to further cement Wild Hunt's status as the best-selling title of the franchise, which currently makes for more than half of the series' 40 million copies sold.

For more information regarding The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition for Nintendo Switch and The Witcher franchise, follow the game's official website, Facebook and Twitter.
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21 Comments on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition is Coming to Nintendo Switch This Year

#1
silentbogo
Holy crap. Witcher 3 on ARM system? That's very cool.
Another interesting thing is that Saber interactive is on the roll this year with all of the big internal and outsourced projects. No wonder they had no time to fix QC netcode for Tim Willits )))
Now I have an unexpected itch for a used Switch.
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#2
ExV6k
I can't wait! We're talking about The Witcher Frickin' 3 on Cortex A57 cores!
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#3
metalfiber
Complete Edition on a Nintendo...I have my doubts. I bet they're no Unicorns or rowboats. ;)
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#4
Vya Domus
It's gonna get ugly, literally.
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stuartb04
Vya Domus
It's gonna get ugly, literally.
540p in handheld mode...hmmm.yep

I will be getting it regardless.havent played it properly on the pc yet.
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kapone32
stuartb04
540p in handheld mode...hmmm.yep

I will be getting it regardless.havent played it properly on the pc yet.
You would enjoy it way more on your PC. It is an absolutely beautiful game at 4K or 1440P.
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stuartb04
kapone32
You would enjoy it way more on your PC. It is an absolutely beautiful game at 4K or 1440P.
Yea i need to play it really.just too many games to get through at the moment.
Keep saying to myself,right im playing the witcher tonight.end up playing destiny 2 instead.dammit.

it does look good on my monitor though.

No doubt the switch version will be bucks when out.
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#8
Fluffmeister
The Witcher 3 on Switch, wowzers. Haters gonna hate of course.
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#9
lexluthermiester
Vya Domus
It's gonna get ugly, literally.
stuartb04
540p in handheld mode...hmmm.yep
Um..
Fluffmeister
Haters gonna hate of course.
Looks like it.

This game will require a MicroSD card with 20GB free on it, but that's not a big deal. MSD cards are cheap these days.
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#10
stuartb04
A comparison video- ps4 vs switch...Basically low Pc settings.

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Vya Domus
lexluthermiester
Um..
Is what I said factually incorrect somehow?
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#12
lexluthermiester
stuartb04
A comparison video- ps4 vs switch...Basically low Pc settings.
That doesn't mean that it will not be an enjoyable game/experience.
Vya Domus
Is what I said factually incorrect somehow?
Put simply, yes. "Ugly" is a fully subjective term. Example, I think Final Fantasy 7 is one of the most sloppy and ugly games ever made because it's little more than a hodge-podge of very different graphical styles and technologies slapped together in one game.

Careful now the two of you, your PC snobbery is showing...
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Vya Domus
lexluthermiester
That doesn't mean that it will not be an enjoyable game/experience.

Put simply, yes. "Ugly" is a fully subjective term. Example, I think Final Fantasy 7 is one of the most sloppy and ugly games ever made because it's little more than a hodge-podge of very different graphical styles and technologies slapped together in one game.

Careful now the two of you, your PC snobbery is showing...
There is absolutely nothing subjective about lower resolutions and settings. We aren't talking about another game that would be for instance different stylistically or something of the sort. Same game, same engine, lower graphical effects hence uglier. That's as objective as it can get, try again :)
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stuartb04
lexluthermiester
That doesn't mean that it will not be an enjoyable game/experience.

Put simply, yes. "Ugly" is a fully subjective term. Example, I think Final Fantasy 7 is one of the most sloppy and ugly games ever made because it's little more than a hodge-podge of very different graphical styles and technologies slapped together in one game.

Careful now the two of you, your PC snobbery is showing...
i have a switch and love it,i really do.
but my main concern will be the framerates.think it will struggle in certain areas like novigrad for example.
as long as they can maintain a steady 30fps i will be happy.
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lexluthermiester
Vya Domus
There is absolutely nothing subjective about lower resolutions and settings. We aren't talking about another game that would be for instance different stylistically or something of the sort. Same game, same engine, lower graphical effects hence uglier. That's as objective as it can get, try again :)
Oh, am I feeling the need to be a smartass right now.. However, one moment...
64K
He's got you there @lexluthermiester
Oh really? Keep reading...
stuartb04
i have a switch and love it,i really do.
but my main concern will be the framerates.think it will struggle in certain areas like novigrad for example.
as long as they can maintain a steady 30fps i will be happy.
And you think CDPR has not accounted for all of those things?

Let's remind ourselves that objectivity requires context, focus, a clear command of facts and an absense of bias.

Witcher3 is a game designed for high power PC's. The Nintendo Switch is bad ass system for sure, but it could never compete in raw processing power with a high-end PC. And it's not designed to. That does not mean that the system can not deliver great looking games, nor does it mean Witcher3's game experience itself on this system will be any the lesser.

Do you honestly think CDPR is going to release that game unless it looks great on that system? CDPR recompiled and remastered Witcher3(same game, modified engine) in a way that will allow it to run on the Switch. This required lowering, or removing, some of the graphical features found in the PC version. The controls will still work fine, the story will still play out the same way and game elements will still work the way they're intended to. Graphic fidelity is not the end all be all of the success of a platform or a game. Don't believe this? Look at the success of the PS1(a graphically crappy system even for it's time) or the Wii. Graphics are something that can WOW a crowd, but the gameplay is what ropes them in and keeps them playing. Witcher3 for the Switch will still look good when judged on it's own merits. This is objectivity.

Judging a version of a game designed for a portable system using PC Master-race standards is not objectivity. Additionally judging a game before you've actually seen and played it is also not objectivity. The perspectives offered by the two of you demonstrate a clear bias by saying that you think it will be "ugly" because it will not be able to render the graphical features you are used to on PC. That is subjective reasoning.

For someone who does not have a PC and instead has a Switch, they will not care about the differences and will enjoy the game anyway. For someone who doesn't have a high-end PC, they simply lower the settings and enjoy the game anyway.
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Vya Domus
lexluthermiester
The perspectives offered by the two of you demonstrate a clear bias by saying that you think it will be "ugly" because it will not be able to render the graphical features you are used to on PC. That is subjective reasoning.
There is no perspective or bias here, just numbers, lower graphical settings denote a reduction in the visual quality of the product aka it makes it uglier. End of story, you can keep rambling forever as much as you want. Now whether or not one can still enjoy it, I don't care, but those are the facts.
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#18
lexluthermiester
Vya Domus
aka it makes it uglier.
That is a subjective opinion. One that not everyone will share.
Vya Domus
End of story, you can keep rambling forever as much as you want.
Correction, that's the end of your story.
Vya Domus
Now whether or not one can still enjoy it, I don't care,
Then why are you debating the point?
Vya Domus
but those are the facts.
No, those are your perspectives.

This is now running in circles, I'm out.
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#19
Vya Domus
lexluthermiester
Then why are you debating the point?
I am not, you are. My sole point is : lower graphics -> uglier looking game, a simple inequality equation that doesn't require any insight, it's straight up math really. It's your block of text that tried to steer this argument in that direction, my points have always been crystal clear.
lexluthermiester
That is a subjective opinion. One that not everyone will share.
Nope, I am pretty sure everyone here can look at two instances of the same game, one running at 4K one at 480p and come to the universal conclusion that the latter looks worse. If you're implying this isn't the case I am waiting on a 100+ page thesis explaining this phenomena because this is some pretty groundbreaking stuff. Give it a shot, you could change the world and it's pesky objective beauty standards.
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rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
Vya Domus
My sole point is : lower graphics -> uglier looking game, a simple inequality equation that doesn't require any insight, it's straight up math really.
Lower graphics leading to uglier looking game is a math equation? :confused: Do you have the formula for that “math equation”?

I love top end graphics as much as the next guy, but how a game looks is subjective. No two people view any quality setting the same. Some people don’t even care.
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#21
stuartb04
rtwjunkie
Lower graphics leading to uglier looking game is a math equation? :confused: Do you have the formula for that “math equation”?

I love top end graphics as much as the next guy, but how a game looks is subjective. No two people view any quality setting the same. Some people don’t even care.
Graphics isnt integral by any means but its what we are used to.especially given the hardware that we have today.
A person playing the witcher 3 for the first time on the switch probably wont blink an eye at the lower res.
CDPR probably know what they are doing otherwise they wouldnt do it,but i will reserve judgement until proper release.
But performance is what matters with most people im sure.
Botw for example on the switch looks incredible in both modes in my subjective opinion,but even that game suffers from frame drops sometimes,especially in korok forest.
If they can pull off a good port then who are we to argue.
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