The words will ring in your ears…
“What are you doing?”
And so we once again meet Geralt of Rivia, the hero of the RPG series The Witcher, based on the fantasy short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski. Geralt is the Witcher in question. Abandoned as a child and altered to have superhuman speed and strength, he hunts monsters freelance as a jaded anti-hero.
Which, if you’ve ever tried, you know is a hard position to get in today’s employment market.
It’s not entirely clear yet where The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will take Geralt — anyone who played the first two games knows you can pretty much go anywhere, and developers CD Projekt RED promise an even bigger, more complex and open world this time around — but a breathtakingly cinematic trailer has been revealed for the game today that you can check out right here:
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — “Killing Monsters” trailer
Where to Go, What to Do
CD Projekt RED has said that the world in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be 20% bigger than that in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and they’ve developed a brand new engine to see that promise through called REDengine3. Whether or not the math works out to exactly 20%, it says something that they’d even call out the 2011 Bethesda Game Studios RPG, which is already regarded as a classic of the form.
The Witcher series draws heavily from Slavic mythology and history, so keep your superhumanly sharp eyes peeled for werewolves and the like. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is currently expected to release in 2014 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC platforms.
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