As we are about ten days prior to the release of The Witcher 3 for the Switch, and it seems that Walmart has apparently broken the street date for the game and released it early.
Supposedly to be released on October 15th, a certain user on Reddit, apparently purchased a new copy from Walmart. Of course, your miles may vary since the game hasn’t officially released yet. From the many times Walmart has broken street date, it’s really nothing new, with them releasing the Switch Lite a week early last month too.
Here’s what the customer has to say about getting The Witcher 3 early. via reddit:
Got mine at a Wal-Mart in the PAC NW today. $49.94. Was stocked on the bottom of the display case with overstock. The rep seemed surprised to see it.
The receipt simply shows the game as “NSW GAME”. I’m not sure if that’s how Walmart tracks titles in their system, but it seemed rather bland.
The Witcher 3 for Switch is the port of the whole The Witcher 3 game that debuted on PS4, Xbox One, and PC several years ago. It will include the two expansions – Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, as well as the 16 DLC items.
Here’s an overview of the game, via Nintendo:
Winner of over 250 Game of the Year awards, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a story-driven, open world adventure set in a dark fantasy universe.
You are Geralt of Rivia, mercenary monster slayer. At your disposal is every tool of the trade: razor-sharp swords, lethal mixtures, stealthy crossbows, and powerful combat magic. Before you stands a war-torn, monster-infested continent you can explore at will. Your current contract? Tracking down the Child of Prophecy, a living weapon that can alter the shape of the world.
The Complete Edition contains every piece of downloadable content released for the game, including two massive story expansions: Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine. It’s the perfect opportunity to enter this world for the first time or relive the adventure — on the go!
-A gigantic open world to explore.
Visit the luxurious and corrupt city of Novigrad, face the frigid cold of the wind-swept Skellige islands, and challenge the dark forces roaming the forlorn, ravaged No Man’s Land. Sail through open seas, dive in search of long lost artifacts or gallop your mount into combat — the world of the Witcher beckons to be explored.
-Unparalleled novel-like story spanning over 150 hours of gameplay.
With over 100 hours of core and side-quest gameplay and over 50 hours of additional content, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt combines the intense, plot-driven pull of traditional RPGs with the freedom of choice only open world games can offer. Make choices and face their consequences to unlock endings tailored to how you play.
-Now on Nintendo Switch™ — play at home and on the go.
Developed to take advantage of everything Nintendo Switch™ has to offer, the game delivers a truly powerful on-the-go experience.
Check back with us near the release date for our review coverage. Stay tuned.