Last week, we reported that a good chunk of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt sales came from the PC platform. While that’s a pretty good number considering the game’s availability on the other consoles, it looks like another platform is set to host Geralt’s adventures. If a new rumor is to be believed, then it looks like CD Projekt Red’s masterpiece might be on its way to the Nintendo Switch.
The rumor comes courtesy of a user who goes by Jim_Cacher from ResetEra, who in a recent post claims that he has found proof of the game’s upcoming port to the handheld console. He posted the following image in his thread, with the translation reading:
“Breaking! Witcher 3 GOTY edition is coming to Switch in September. According to a reliable source from the distributor, Witcher 3 GOTY edition is coming to Switch in September. Chinese localization is exclusive to Asia version.”
It’s also being reported that multiple retailers have already started listing the game, although we advise readers to take this with a grain of salt. One user also suggested that instead of a traditional platform release, CDPR might go the streaming route just like Capcom did with Resident Evil 7.
If the rumor does indeed turn out to be true, it would certainly be an achievement on CDPR’s part as well as boosting Nintendo’s already strong appeal for being a true handheld powerhouse. The Switch has already seen many AAA games ported successfully to the platform including 2016’s Doom, Dark Souls as well as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, a game that many consider being the Witcher 3’s direct competitor in the genre.
Regardless, if the game does manage to come out on the Nintendo Switch, we’ll be sure to look out for it. Until then, consider this report as a rumor until either CDPR or Nintendo directly confirms this, which might be pretty soon considering we’re so close to E3.