One of the big announcements from Nintendo’s E3 2019 briefing was that CD Project Red’s celebrated RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is releasing on Nintendo Switch this year. Now, Nintendo has shown more of the game by way of releasing new screenshots.
Images posted on Nintendo’s website show a series of characters, including Geralt, in a variety of environments and situations. he images are stamped with the message, “Captured on Nintendo Switch.” You can see them all in the image gallery below.
The Nintendo Switch version of The Witcher 3 is developed by Saber Interactive, which also worked on Halo: The Master Chief Collection, World War Z, and another new release Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered.
The Switch is a comparably less powerful console than the PS4 and Xbox One, and the game only runs at 540p in handheld mode and 720p while docked with dynamic resolution. UI coordinator Alvin Liu told Video Game Chronicle that Saber had to make “hardware trade-offs” for the Switch edition, including shorter draw distance and less foliage. That being said, Liu said CD Projekt Red is “really happy” with how The Witcher 3 plays on Switch.
While the game might not look as good on Switch, it contains all of the content from The Witcher 3’s other versions on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It’s coming to Switch with the Complete Edition that includes the base game and all DLC, including the major expansions Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine.
The Witcher 3 launches for Switch sometime in 2019 though a release date hasn’t been announced yet.