The Witcher 3 Nintendo Switch: Release Date and Trailer

The Witcher 3 is actually coming to the Nintendo Switch. Here's what you need to know:

The Witcher 3 Switch Release Date
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We’ve heard the rumors for quite some time, but at E3 2019, Nintendo confirmed that The Witcher 3 is coming to Nintendo Switch. 

In typical Nintendo E3 fashion, they didn’t spend too much time on this particular game. However, this is one of those instances where we pretty much know what to expect as far as game details go. After all, this is The Witcher 3; one of the greatest RPGs in recent years and a game many refer to as one of the greatest RPGs ever made. You probably know what it’s all about.

The trailer also indicated that this will be the complete edition of The Witcher 3. That means that it should include the game’s brilliant (and substantial) Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine expansions as well as all minor DLC releases that we’ve been treated to since the base game launched in 2015. 

Honestly, the biggest question at the moment is “How is this really going to work?” The brief trailer we saw of The Witcher 3 for Nintendo Switch confirms that the game is going to suffer from a slight graphical downgrade (which is understandable), but can Nintendo really make a game as large and technologically impressive as The Witcher 3 work on the Nintendo Switch? 

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We don’t imagine they would have pursued this game if it wasn’t possible, but it’s certainly going to be interesting to see just how big this game is. Many Switch owners have already overloaded the device’s base storage as well as an SD card or two, and we’d be shocked if this doesn’t end up being a massive, massive game in terms of sheer download size. 

The Witcher 3 is going to make its debut on the Nintendo Switch sometime later in 2019.

Matthew Byrd is a staff writer for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days trying to pitch deep-dive analytical pieces about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an increasingly perturbed series of editors. You can read more of his work here or find him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014