The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for Nintendo Switch locks in a release date for this October

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    CD Projekt Red got to reveal that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was coming to the Nintendo Switch, back in June during E3 2019. Following the debut of day 1 of Gamescom 2019, they've now given the release date for the Switch port. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition, with all its DLCs and expansions, will release on October 15th, letting you experience the renown game at home, or on the go. If the above trailer doesn't show enough gameplay for you, there's also a gameplay video that shows footage of The Witcher running on the Nintendo Switch.

     
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  1. Essasetic

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    Looking forward to see how well CD Projekt Red did for this port. I hope it isn't another Ark Survival Evolved or Saints Rows: The Third scenario.
     
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    Oh? This is a big name, I'm interested in seeing how this will run.
     
  3. CallmeBerto

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    DF recently did a video on their hands on experience -
     
  4. tiamat999

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    Ok now can we get Xenoblade x port please since I'm pretty sure switch can run it
     
  5. Unleanone999

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    I'm impressed novigrad didn't turn out into a stuttery mess for the switch ver but it's noticeable that they have to remove a huge amount of population.
     
  6. Josshy0125

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    Looks fucking beautiful. And this is coming from a high end gaming pc user
     
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  7. Only1chance

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    Can't wait to play this again, it is the only game I miss from selling my PS4.
     
  8. Jiehfeng

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    You know, the Switch has proven beyond a doubt that if devs work hard on optimization, even games like this and Wolfenstein can run well enough on very low end hardware. Makes you think what could happen if more time and effort is put into optimization.
     
  9. scroeffie1984

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    game would benefit from a oc switch ?
     
  10. Jiehfeng

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    I'm pretty sure docked mode will be OC'd to some extent to cope with the higher resolution, but yes, it definitely would benefit.
     
  11. scroeffie1984

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    other companys can learn from cd project red ! they are true games ,
    would this game run better on a nintendo card or external hdd xci ?
    the flash card is faster than a mechanical hdd !?!?
     
  12. Jiehfeng

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    The only difference worth mentioning would be load times, and even then there aren't big enough differences to switch from one thing to another.
    Not sure about what you mean about HDD, unless you mean PC, then I think with all things factored in, even with a mechanical HDD it would probably be faster loading times than the Switch.
    As for the Switch, Internal Memory > microSD > Cartridge in order of loading time speed (ascending), but the differences are very minor.
     
  13. scroeffie1984

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    by external hdd i mean people who have a modded switch
     
  14. Zumoly

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    Nintendo needs to give more clock power to the Switch in handheld mode cause I believe that's what most people bought it for.
    I frankly don't mind a 1.5 hour gameplay of a big title while away from my charger.
     
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    I remember that back in the PSP days, some games allowed higher clock speeds at cost of battery life, and a warning recommending to stay connected to the power when doing so appeared, one example was Kingdom Hearts BbS, I can't remember which other games had this feature. Something similar could be done for the switch, both a "Performance" and "High Quality" modes.
     
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  16. pedro702

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    they lost the golden oportunity to make a god like name for this port

    The Switcher 3 : Wild hunt
     
  17. Jiehfeng

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    That's difficult to say, at least for me, as this info is kind of sparse.
    The Switch Dock's only USB 3.0 port is not USB 3.0 enabled iirc, so using an external hard drive through that would be slower than a fast microSD or the internal storage. In any case, again, the differences are minor, unless there comes SSD support.
     
  18. Reynardine

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    I'm excited for this game! I haven't had a chance to play it yet and people keep telling me that I should. Heck, even my dad played in on PC and urges me to give the game a chance.

    I hope the combat feels better than it did in Skyrim. The fighting and the copy and paste dungeons were my biggest gripes with that game. I prefer a lock on feature like in Zelda or Gothic (my favourite action RPG).
     
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    Yes, please!
     
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