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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Street Date:
May 19th, 2015
Game Release Year:
2014
ESRB Rating:
RP (Rating Pending)
Platform:
PC
Publisher:
Warner Brothers
Developer:
CD Projekt RED
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Genre:

Role-Playing

Game Synopsis:

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a unique combination of non-linear storytelling and open world – a fantasy RPG focused on player choice, tactical combat and a vibrant and immersive environment. Spinning the tale of Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster hunter, The Witcher 3 aims to attract gamers with a mature, novel-quality narrative told over 100 hours of hand-crafted core and side quest gameplay.

STORY

The world is in chaos. The air is filled with tension and the smoke of burned villages. The mighty Empire of Nilfgaard has struck again, ravaging the helpless Northern Kingdoms. The once-powerful who tried to use Geralt for their own gain are now gone. In these uncertain times, no one can say what future holds in store, who will bring peace to the world and who will cause it only misery. But a force darker and deadlier emerges. The petty men and women commanding tin-plated armies fail to understand that their conflict is child’s play compared to the Wild Hunt, the otherworldly threat which now looms.

100+ hours of gameplay time (50h main story arc and 50h side-quests),
handmade quests meaningfully woven into the vibrant game universe,
unique atmosphere, memorable characters and gritty dialogue,
player decisions branching the adventures from the main storyline on multiple levels,
choices, which once made resonate throughout the whole game,
three completely different playable epilogues set in one of twelve possible unique world states resulting 36 different endings available.

OPEN WORLD

Players explore the world without interruption, encountering no barriers, choosing different means of travel to reach their destination. This whole new approach to exploration means gamers can vault over barriers, swim through rapids, ride a horse across the dangerous No Man’s Land, run through Novigrad’s narrow streets, or sail under a full moon amidst the Skellige Islands.

an unprecedented feeling of space and freedom powered by a vast, rich, completely open environment, which takes 40 minutes to traverse on horseback end to end,
various ecosystems and cultures to experience,
environment which lives when left to itself,
people reacting to climate conditions, seeking shelter when it rains and commenting the weather as it changes.

GAMEPLAY

An enhanced RPG mechanic binds character stats to gameplay, and does so visibly: players see their strength and dexterity alter their interactions with the game world. Smooth and responsive fighting system gives gamers full control of Geralt’s blade, challenging them to match their reflexes against those of a master swordsman. The new Witcher Senses give players the traits of a master predator, the ability to hear like a cat, see like an eagle and kill like an enraged wyvern.

a deep, role-playing experience through visually attractive, film-like presentation,
improved and advanced systems of alchemy, magic Sign casting and crafting increase the number of tactical possibilities,
a new camera system showing fights in all their glory while keeping the focus on what the player needs to see,
monsters and other foes which do not scale to player progress.

CONCLUSION

In brief, The Witcher 3 will be CD Projekt RED’s crowning achievement: jaw-dropping, captivating and unforgettable. Concluding the trilogy with a riveting story set in a completely open world, the studio will once again break new ground... and redefine the RPG.

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