The Witcher 3 Is Rumored to Have a Switch Port Coming Soon


Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, new rumors of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt coming to the Nintendo Switch have emerged. Listings for a Switch version of CD Projekt Red’s critically acclaimed RPG have appeared on notable online Asian marketplace Taobao. Multiple sellers have listings for the game of the year edition–each accompanied with images of its box art with a Nintendo Switch logo in the upper left corner.

 

Allegedly, this port can be expected in September. There are a couple of things to consider when weighing the likelihood of this news. For starters, The Witcher 3 is a graphically intense game that gives consoles a run for their money.

Both the PS4 and Xbox One had a tough time keeping up in 2015 and regularly stuttered below 30fps outside of cutscenes–even more so in certain parts of the map. Patches continuously made and fixed performance issues with stability and optimization improvements all the way up to patch 1.61 released three years after the game’s launch. The Switch is by no means a weak console, but the power of its hardware doesn’t quite stack up against the competition. If we’re to see The Witcher 3 on Switch, it may be in a far less impressive state.

A second consideration is that this isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumors of Geralt heading to the portable platform. Last December, ResetEra user Richiek shared news of a French wholesaler with listings for a Switch version of The Witcher 3. That listing turned out to be fake. This most recent news of a Switch port also comes from ResetEra.

While it’s not impossible that this rumor is true, the safest course of action would be to wait for an announcement at E3–one that would undoubtedly come if the September release date has any merit to it. If this rumor does turn out to be a dud, it likely won’t be the last we hear of The Witcher’s path leading to the Switch.

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Persona 5 R May Be Announced Soon by Atlus, According to Updated Website Registry


There’s a good chance an enhanced version of Persona 5, titled Persona 5 R, will be announced fairly soon. Back in April 2017, Atlus had registered many domain names, including a “P5R.JP” domain. This same domain was updated today, on December 25, possibly signaling an incoming announcement based on previous patters.

Noticed first by publication Persona Central, this is significant because there is a pattern of this happening in the past. For example, Persona Q2Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight, Persona 3: Dancing in MoonlightPersona 5: Dancing in Starlight, and Catherine: Full Body all had registered domains that were updated within two weeks of their formal announcement. So of Atlus updates P5R.jp, it is far from out of the question we may see Persona 5 R (or a differently named enhanced version) sooner rather than later.

With that said, when could this title be revealed? The announcement for the game could be made at the end of the “Persona 5 The Animation Dark Sun…” special anime, which will air in Japan on December 30. The first Persona 5 anime adaptation ended long before the end of the game, and this special should cover more of the story.

An enhanced version of Persona 5 with new scenarios and elements was also one of the possible votable options in an old Atlus survey, which asked fans what kind of game they’d like to see next. The Persona series isn’t unfamiliar with this practice, as Persona 3 had Persona 3 Portable on PlayStation Portable, and Persona 4 had Persona 4 Golden on PlayStation Vita. Both were enhanced versions of the prior games with new scenarios and elements.

Atlus as a whole regularly releases enhanced ports or remakes of its RPGs. Recent examples include Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology and Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey Redux, both being Nintendo 3DS remakes of Nintendo DS games.

Meanwhile, Persona 5‘s Joker will make a playable appearance in Catherine: Full Body, another remake, releasing on February 14, 2019, in Japan for PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4, and in 2019 in the west.

Joker is also the first DLC character revealed for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, currently available exclusively on Nintendo Switch. Because of this recent announcement, many are those who believe a possible Persona 5 enhanced version would appear on Switch along other platforms. Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime also said in the past that he can’t comment on the subject, but also pretty much said he’d like the game to be on Switch. Previous rumors also hinted at a Persona 5 enhanced version.

Unrelated to rumors, you can check out this tiny glitch that is making The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim look like Persona 5.

Persona 5 is currently exclusively available for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. You can check our review of the game here. Meanwhile, Persona 5 is currently a PlayStation 4 exclusive, but if you haven’t played it yet it is well worth the pickup. If more information becomes available for Persona 5 R, DualShockers will keep you updated.

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Did a PC Version of Red Dead Redemption Just Get Leaked or an Elaborate Fake?


Red Dead Redemption 2 had always been confirmed to be coming to consoles, and back in 2017 during Take-Two Interactive Software’s financial conference call, they discussed the publisher’s stance on PC as a platform. However, there was no confirmation about the game arriving to PC. There was also news from VG247 earlier this year relating to an employee who popped that Red Dead Redemption 2 was for PC on their LinkedIn account.

Now we have even more PC rumors floating around after ResetEra user, no1 posted a video from a YouTube channel called Reupload Deleted Videos. This channel only has three videos, but the one video uploaded yesterday seemingly shows Red Dead Redemption 2 running on a PC. The video isn’t recorded directly and is a recording of a monitor — this is the number one tactic fake “leakers” use to generate authenticity. You’ll see keyboard prompts on the main menu, and the mouse movement appears to be realistic. The video shows the user going into the Red Dead Redemption 2 display settings. From there we see a good look at various PC exclusive settings such as Vsync, FXAA, different quality settings, and more.

The video is only a short 25 seconds and doesn’t appear to have a source from where the channel nabbed it from. The description does state,

“This is a Leaked footage of Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC, it hasn’t been confirmed yet, but if is fake, he did a great job.”

The original poster in the ResetEra forum recalled the moment Grand Theft Auto 5’s PC port was leaked in a similar way. You can find the video here. Once again, we see a small portion of gameplay being filmed with an external device and then see the video settings.

However, there are definitely reasons to remain skeptical. Looking aside from the fact this was captured on a cellphone instead of screen capture, the anti-aliasing setting looks wrong from the footage. Meanwhile, there is no 10 second UI scale once the resolution has been changed — a standard for most PC games.

Regardless, I have to concur, if this is fake indeed, it was well done. What are your thoughts on this? It wouldn’t be too crazy to think that Red Dead Redemption 2 would be arriving to PC as LA Noire, and GTA V made it to PC.  Check out the video embedded below and see what you think.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is available for Xbox One and PS4 currently, and at the moment it’s feeling very festive in Red Dead Online.

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Bowmore and Two Ubisoft Projects May Have Leaked on Some Actresses’ Resumes


What in the world is Project Bowmore? Us at DualShockers are scratching our heads as multiple references pointing to this currently unannounced project, reportedly coming from Ubisoft.

The rumor mill first started swirling with possible leaks of new Ubisoft titles this morning on German storefront MediaMarkt. While publication NintendoEverything picked up on an unconfirmed listing for Assassin’s Creed Compilation on Nintendo Switch, observant eyes noted a Bowmore title for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

However, this isn’t the only reference to “Bowmore” we would see today.

First uncovered by Twitter user NextGenPlayer, the observant Twitter user noted that Mandy.com’s voice actor catalog included an actress claiming to have done work for Project Bowmore.

Specifically, her resume reveals work on a teaser trailer.

Even more interesting, this isn’t a one-off profile. Another actress, this time Amber Goldfarb, lists on her resume “Project Bowmore.”

But the rabbit hole goes deeper — Project Bowmore isn’t the only unannounced Ubisoft title on Goldfarb’s resume. There is also noted supporting roles for a Project Rocket and Project Aegyptus.

If we are trying to deduce what these games are from the titles, we are no doubted out of luck. The term “Bowmore” is most associated with a single malt scotch whiskey, manufactured in a distillery based in Islay in Scotland dating as far back as 1779. Meanwhile, Aegyptus is the mythological king of Egypt and son of Belus. The “Rocket” in Project Rocket is anyone’s guess.

However, it is rather hard to trust anything on the internet following the combined headache that was the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate “Grinch” leak.

While there isn’t any way to know if these leaks are the real deal, this does seem like a situation where there are just too many coincidences lining up. Perhaps we see this “teaser trailer” for Bowmore at The Game Awards 2018. Until then, DualShockers will keep you updated with any information as developments unfurl.

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