The Witcher 3 Base Game And Expansions Are Now Available To Purchase Separately On Nintendo Switch
When CD Projekt Red announced they would be bringing over The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt over to the Nintendo Switch, many doubted the studio’s ability to do it in a way that would do the game justice. However, The Witcher 3 has proved to be one of the most successful ports on the Switch and it’s only getting better.
Since launching in October 2019, The Witcher 3 had sold no less than 700,000 copies for the Switch as of April of last year, a number that has surely grown after Netflix’s The Witcher has driven the franchise’s popularity. This of course boosted by the fact that the Switch version of the game brings considerable quality of life upgrades like cross-saves, which remain an exclusive for Nintendo’s console, as well as surprising graphical fidelity on the go.
Now CD Projekt Red has -arguably- decided to make it even easier and cheaper to portably suit up as Geralt of Rivia by announcing The Witcher 3 will now be available for purchase on the Nintendo eShop in both a base game only and Complete Edition versions. The Witcher 3 Complete edition currently retails for $59.99, while the base game only variant will go for $39.99 with the “Heart of Stone” and “Blood and Wine” DLCs going for $9.99 and $19.99, respectively.
There are some caveats to this as the studio also disclosed that the Complete Edition will eventually be removed from the eShop, though no specific dates were announced for when this will happen. Also, users who already purchased The Witcher 3 Complete Edition can be rest assured that even if they delete the game from their consoles, they’ll still be able to download it in the future with the new separate base game and DLCs being marked at at 100% discount for them in order to avoid any potential mix-ups.
Lastly, players that own or plan or to buy both the PC and Switch version of The Witcher 3 must be aware that the cross-save function will only work as long as both versions have the same content, be it base game only plus or the Complete Edition.
All this makes the Switch’s physical edition of The Witcher 3 an even more appealing product, which is normally priced at $59.99 but tends to go on sale for as low as $39.99. The physical version features a rare 32GB Switch cartridge and also includes some goodies like a map of the Continent, some stickers and a Witcher booklet, all while saving precious storage space.
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