The Witcher 3 For Nintendo Switch Confirmed At E3 After Actor Sparks Rumors
Would you like to see the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Nintendo Switch? It's really happening.
E3 2019 is here, so naturally, that means the rumor mill is in full churn. And out there fanning the flames on Twitter is the voice actor Doug Cockle, who plays the protagonist in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: Geralt of Rivia. There were already rumors suggesting that The Witcher 3 would be coming to Nintendo Switch, and now Cockle has put a little more weight behind them with a suggestive tweet. [Update 2: Surprisingly enough, the middle of the Nintendo Direct brought confirmation that The Witcher 3 is coming to Switch. Specifically, the Complete edition is coming to the hybrid console in 2019, and we even got to see a brief glimpse of gameplay. You can watch the trailer above. The Complete edition includes the entire base game and all DLC, including the two big expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine.]
Sharing a fan's wish for The Witcher 3 to be announced for Switch at Nintendo's E3 Direct presentation, Cockle teased, "Who else wants to see this," adding a suggestive smiley at the end of his message. [Update: The Nintendo Direct airs today at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET, meaning if there is any hope of The Witcher 3 being announced for Switch, it'll happen in the next few hours. We'll report back if this wild possibility actually comes true.]
Previously, The Witcher 3 was listed for Nintendo Switch by French wholesaler WTT, which also reportedly leaked the Assassin's Creed 3 port shortly before that was announced. Additionally, a job listing from The Witcher publisher CD Projekt Red referenced Nintendo Switch as part of GOG Galaxy's ecosystem. GOG Galaxy is a storefront and gaming client--akin to Steam--developed by retailer GOG, which is owned by CD Projekt Red. The company told GameSpot it does not comment on rumors.
The Witcher 3 was critically acclaimed when it launched for PS4, Xbox One, and PC in 2015. "This is one of the best role-playing games ever crafted, a titan among giants and the standard-setter for all such games going forward," wrote critic Kevin van Ord in our 10/10 The Witcher 3 review. "Where The Witcher 2 sputtered to a halt, The Witcher 3 is always in a crescendo, crafting battle scenarios that constantly one-up the last, until you reach the explosive finale and recover in the glow of the game's quiet denouement. But while the grand clashes are captivating, it is the moments between conflicts, when you drink with the local clans and bask in a trobairitz's song, that are truly inspiring."
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