The Witcher 3 Coming to Nintendo Switch This Year

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<i>The Witcher 3</i> Coming to Nintendo Switch This Year

Geralt of Rivia is making his Switch debut.

Nintendo revealed during E3 2019 that the beloved action RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is set to release on Nintendo Switch sometime this year, confirming long-running rumors.

The game will be the first Witcher installment on Switch.

A fan-favorite from the Polish RPG experts at CD Projekt Red, the game will include two expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. That’s 150 hours of gameplay.

Doug Cockle, the voice of The Witcher 3’s Geralt of Rivia, recently hinted at the possibility of porting to Switch on Twitter, riling up fans going into E3.

Rumors of the Switch release surged once again when French retailer WTT listed a Witcher 3 Switch version on its website before swiftly taking it down. The retailer did the same thing with Assassin’s Creed 3 on Switch before it was first announced.

Celebrated by gamers and critics upon its initial 2015 release on PS4, Xbox One and PC, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt put indie developer CD Projekt Red on the map with its expansive, beautifully crafted open world and hundreds of hours of possible gameplay.

Packed with some pretty mature content, The Witcher 3 may not be a natural fit with the Switch’s younger, more family-oriented audience, but Switch has also brought on other M-rated titles, including Skyrim and Doom.

With such a complicated, graphically lush game, it’s difficult to imagine how the Switch will be able to handle it all. After all, the game originally pushed the limits of the Xbox One and PS4, both clearly more powerful than the Switch. So we’re sure there will be some sacrifices in porting the game over for handheld play.

To learn more and explore new gameplay, check out the reveal trailer below.

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