Could The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt join Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen as a member of the Nintendo Switch’s party of amazing games?

As reported by Gematsu, Capcom has announced Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen for the Nintendo Switch on April 23 for $23.99. Along with Dragon Quest XI and the much rumoured Persona 5 R, Nintendo has gained an amazing RPG with a huge fanbase. With The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt having been ‘leaked’ for the Switch back in December 2018, does Dragon’s Dogma suggest Geralt of Rivia could actually join the likes of Mario, Luigi, and Zelda?

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen was first released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in April 2013, before finding itself on PC in January 2016, and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in October 2017. Capcom has provided an overview of the key features and reasons why Nintendo Switch owners should be excited:

Key Features

Dynamic combat experience – Cut off the four heads of a Hydra, climb atop griffins and fight airborne, or defeat dragons and other creatures by finding out their weaknesses.

Tons of content – Includes all previously released extra content, DLC and the Dark Arisen expansion content. Features the highly praised combat experience and rich customization, plus a huge underground realm to explore with terrifying monsters.

Customization options galore – Nine different vocations for players to choose from with a variety of skill and magick options for each, armor that can be upgraded and enhanced, plus Pawn companions that can be trained to fit your desired combat style.

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Adapted User Interface – Revamped user interface offers improved screen visibility.

Online Functionality – The iconic Pawn system comes to Nintendo Switch with online sharing abilities between Nintendo Accounts. (A Nintendo Switch Online membership is not required for online features).

Play Anywhere – For the first time, Dragon’s Dogma can be played on the go using the Nintendo Switch system’s handheld or tabletop mode.

Dragon’s Dogma is an epic RPG that mixes Shadow Of The Colossus gameplay with Skyrim-esque exploration, making it a must-buy for all Nintendo Switch owners. With 2019 promising to be a great year for Nintendo, could it be made even better with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt joining the Switch’s roster? Well, although Dragon’s Dogma and Dragon Quest XI are both big games, Novigrad alone is probably too large for the console to handle.

The issue with the Nintendo Switch is that its game cartridges max out at 32 GB. Although Nintendo is supposedly releasing 64 GB ones in 2019, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition is currently too big at 42.39 GB on the PlayStation 4. To be released on the Switch, the game would require serious downgrades to be able to run smoothly. In comparison, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is only 17.17 GB. 

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen will be released for the Nintendo Switch on April 23, 2019. Along with this unexpected announcement, Atlus’s Catherine: Full Body might also join the console’s collection of amazing games.