Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt goes goooooooold for console, PC

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Geralt’s return is nearing with news that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold. The upcoming role-playing game will differ from its predecessors in that it will take place in an open world, rather than connected hub areas. All of that space is being put to use, as CD Projekt estimates that Wild Hunt contains over 200 hours of gameplay. His latest adventure will see Geralt tracking down the Child of Prophecy. And if that wasn’t enough, two downloadable expansions were also recently announced, with one estimated to be over 10 hours long and the other over 20.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt trailer gives world, gameplay overview

CD Projekt has uploaded almost five minutes of gameplay footage from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The snippet is from the campaign’s main quest, which sees Geralt of Rivia on a mission to track down the powerful Child of Prophecy throughout the Northern Realms. The trailer gives a broad, narrated overview of the game’s mechanics, including side activities (horse racing, gambling), the ability to join cults, dialog options that alter your stance in the world, the gradual repopulation of lands cleared of monsters, and combat.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to get two add-ons, to be 10-20+ hours each

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Despite being an estimated 200-plus hours, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is getting even bigger with the announcement of two downloadable expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwinski emphasized the size of the additions by referencing the pre-DLC era, when expansions were physical releases, packed to the brim: “We remember the time when add-on disks truly expanded games by delivering meaningful content. As gamers, we’d like to bring that back.” To that end, the studio aims that each “offer more hours of gameplay than quite a few standalone games out there,” with Hearts of Stone estimated at over 10 hours long and Blood and Wine over 20 hours long.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt now up for pre-order on PSN

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CD Projekt has announced that they’ve added The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt onto PSN for pre-order. Geralt of Rivia will be setting out on his next journey early next year when Wild Hunt launches for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. For those who missed the recent reveal, players will be able access 16 free DLC packs regardless of whether or not they pre-order.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to get 16 pieces of free DLC for all

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CD Projekt Red has announced that everyone who buys The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will receive 16 pieces of free downloadable content. Every version—PC, PS4, and Xbox One—download or physical is eligible for the free packs, the first of which, the Temerian Armor Set and a Beard and Hairstyle Set for Geralt, will go live on February 25. The second set of packs will follow a week later, adding new quests and costumes. The remaining packs will launch weekly in two-pack bundles. All downloads will be free, regardless of whether the game is purchased after launch or pre-ordered.

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CD Projekt Red releases The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt intro cinematic

The opening cinematic to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released by developer CD Projekt Red. Titled The Trail, the video is over three minutes of decapitation, impalement, magic, and hunting. And it looks fantastic. Amidst flashback sequences, Geralt and Vesemir track down the sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt shown at IgroMir, four new screens released

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CD Projekt Red has released a few new screenshots from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The latest batch comes as a result of Russia’s IgroMir expo. A few monsters, a nice vista, and a close-up shot of a few models await.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt editions, pre-order extras revealed

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Standard Edition Announcement - Art 1

During their GOG.com Summer Conference, CD Projekt Red detailed a Collector’s Edition and pre-order bonuses for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Wild Hunt will be available in three versions: a digital version, a standard boxed version, and the Collector’s Edition. The standard physical release will include the game, the soundtrack, an informational book titled Witcher Universe – The Compendium, a map, a set of stickers, and a protective sleeve. The Collector’s Edition includes even more, adding a steelbook box, a 200-page art book, a Witcher medallion, and a 33x24x26 cm hand-painted figure of Geralt of Rivia fighting a Griffin. There will even be an inner and outer box to store the goods.

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Monsters breathing easier, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt delayed to 2015

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (360, PC, PS3, PS4) February 2015 Delay Announcement - Screenshot 1

Geralt is getting a reprieve before tackling his next challenge in The Witcher 3. Unfortunately, what’s good news for the monster hunter is bad news for fans of the series as that means that the third installment has been delayed. CD Projekt RED has released an open letter announcing that the release of Wild Hunt has been pushed back until next February. The letter, which also details the reasoning behind the delay, can be found below.

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Warner Bros. to distribute The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in North America

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CD Projekt RED is teaming up with Warner Bros. Interactive for the North American release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. CD Projekt plans to launch Wild Hunt in 2014 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and WB will be handling distribution and promotion. Both companies also worked together for the console version of 2012’s The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.

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