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News video games 15 October 2019, 13:00

author: Adrian Werner

The Witcher 3 Launches on Switch to Good Reviews

We have finally seen the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition, i.e. the Nintendo Switch port of The Witcher 3. The first reviews are mostly very positive. There is also a comparison of this version with the PlayStation 4 release.

Geralt came to Nintendo Switch.

Geralt of Rivia begins to conquer another hardware platform. Today, a port of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt made its debut on the Nintendo Switch console. If you're personally interested, we encourage you to read our review of the Switch version, in which our editor give the game 8,5/10.

This release is available as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition and includes not only the basic version of the Wild Hunt, but also and Blood and Wine expansion. It also includes all free DLCs that were released on other platforms.

Despite four years under its belt, the game still sports impressive visuals, so porting it to Nintendo Switch was not a simple task. Let us remind that in mobile mode, The Witcher 3 runs on Nintendo Switch in 540p resolution. In stationary mode, however, when connected to the docking station, the game offers the so-called dynamic 720p. This means that this resolution is maintained most of the time, but the engine is able to lower it temporarily to achieve smoothness at the most demanding moments. Here you can watch a video prepared by Candyland (you will find it above), which compares the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 versions. It also enables us to see how much the graphics have been simplified.

If you were worried about the quality of the port, no worries. The first reviews are very positive - the Nintendo Switch edition now has an average rating of 85% on Metacritic. Below are some examples of scores:

  1. DarkStation - 5/5
  2. VGC - 5/5
  3. NintendoWorldReport - 9.5/10
  4. PLAY! Zine - 9.3/10
  5. Switch Player - 4.5/5
  6. Game Revolution - 4.5/5
  7. GameCentral Metro - 9/10
  8. God is a Geek - 9.0/10
  9. Nintendo Insider - 9/10
  10. The Digital Fix - 9/10
  11. Nintendo Life - 9/10
  12. GamePro Germany - 87/100
  13. Hobby Consolas - 87/100
  14. 4Players.de - 85/100
  15. Gamepressure - 8,5/10
  16. GamingTrend - 85/100
  17. Everyeye.it - 8/10
  18. Multiplayer.it - 8/10
  19. IGN - 8/10
  20. Jeuxvideo.com - 15/20
  21. Attack of the Fanboy - 3.5/10
  22. GamesRadar - 3.5/10

The reviews reveal a picture of a very good conversion. The graphics have been simplified, of course, and there is no chance of competing with PC or other console versions. The image can be blurred and the game slows down sometimes. These elements, however, do not spoil the image of the whole, and the possibility of playing The Witcher 3 in a portable version is considered to be a great experience.

  1. The Witcher official website
  2. The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt Switch Review – The Art of Compromise
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