Nintendo Switch: 10 ports to look forward to for the rest of 2019

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3. The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt

The Nintendo Switch has been ideal for experiences big and small. What has been the biggest and best surprise since the system has launched, however, is not just the amount of third-party support, but how many modern games run on the console.

Skyrim should not run well on the Nintendo Switch; it runs fabulously. Diablo III and Doom shouldn’t run on the Nintendo Switch at all really, but they do and quite well. There are modern games that have been put on the Switch and run quite horribly, but it’s amazing what a talented port team can squeeze onto a console that’s considerably less powerful than the PS4 or Xbox One.

The biggest test of this type yet is most certainly coming this year, however. The Witcher 3 isn’t just an incredible-looking game; it’s also an insanely massive open world game filled with things to see and do. Somehow, someway The Witcher 3 is coming to the Nintendo Switch, with all the DLC intact.

Granted, it won’t look as pretty, how could it? But that may not even matter. The Nintendo Switch has proved to be a great platform to get yourself lost in some pretty vast open world games such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen. If you can play The Witcher 3 on the Nintendo Switch and it runs well, and you lose some visual fidelity? That’s a hell of an accomplishment.

Though I own it on multiple platforms my preferred way to play Skyrim is most definitely on the Nintendo Switch so I could see it being the same for The Witcher 3 when it performs some dark magic to come to the platform later this year.