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The Witcher 3 on Switch will come on a 32GB card and will run at 540P in handheld mode

It's amazing that The Witcher 3 is coming to Switch, but some sacrifices have been made, visually.

Today the rumours we've been hearing were proven true - The Witcher 3 Complete Edition is coming to Switch, and it's due out this year.

Since the announcement during Nintendo's E3 Direct presentation, the official Twitter account for the game has been slowly releasing details, giving us a better sense of how this is possible.

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First up, the game's size is around 32GB, according to this tweet:

An eagle-eyed fan over at Resetera have pointed out that the marketing material released so far suggests that everything is available on the game card, without any downloads required, making this the first Switch game to ship on a 32GB card since Dragon Quest Heroes 1 + 2 (a Japan-only release).

The Twitter account also answered a question on screen resolution, explaining that the game will run at 720P while docked, and 540P in handheld mode. It's obviously not going to look as crisp as other versions, but again, a handheld version of The Witcher 3 is kind of a miracle.

It has also been confirmed that the game will not support cross-save.

The Witcher 3 Complete Edition is coming to Switch this year, although an exact date has not been announced yet.

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