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Overview

The Witcher 3 goes open world.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, officially announced in February 3, 2013, is an action-role playing video game developed by Polish studio, CD Projekt RED. It is the third title in The Witcher video game series, based on The Witcher saga, a collection of short stories by Polish author, Andrzej Sapkowski. For the first time in the history of the series, the game will be set in a vast open-world. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt puts the players in the role of a professional monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, the series’ main protagonist. According to CD Projekt RED, this installment will conclude Geralt's story. The game was released on May 19, 2015, on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Gameplay

The Witcher now with horses.

The game plays much like the previous installment, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, with minor refinements made. The game will track both player choice and actions which ultimately affect how the game will end. The developers say that these choices can either be very tiny or absolutely major. There are 36 different endings to the game, with more than 300 minor variations in the story. Depending on the platform, previous character imports will be possible. On the PlayStation 4, the developer has made note that there will be a way to define old actions and decisions before starting a new game. During the start of the game a player can choose to "simulate a Witcher 2 save", this will result in player being asked what choice they made during the Witcher 2's campaign.

Player have access to a in-game glossary. This allows players to read up on characters, bestiary, crafting and game mechanics. The bestiary tab gives detailed information about the beast in question, but also gives insight into their vulnerabilities. The tutorial tab allows for a deeper explanation on the game's mechanics. The character tab will give a condensed biography on the game's characters. The crafting tab gives player access to the required ingredients for an item, though only blacksmiths can forge weapons and only armorers can craft armor.

Story

In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Gerlat of Rivia, the game’s main protagonist, embarks on a quest given to him by the Emperor of Nilfgaard, Emhyr var Emreis. He is in search of the emperor's daughter and Geralt's old friend Ciri, who is currently being pursued by The Wild Hunt. The game’s subtitle, ‘Wild Hunt’, refers to a mysterious group of spectral riders that is often seen as an omen misfortune and death. The game takes place in the war-torn Northern Kingdoms, currently invaded by the Empire of Nilfgaard.

Releases

Standard Edition

Standard Boxed Copy
  • DVD discs with the game
  • An exclusive CD with the official soundtrack
  • The official, developer-created "Witcher Universe - The Compendium"
  • A beautiful, detailed map of the in-game world
  • A set of unique Witcher 3 stickers
  • A stylish, protective sleeve

Every standard physical copy (Consoles/PC) comes packed with this.

Collector's Edition

The huge Collector's Edition
  • The standard edition of the game, containing: the official soundtrack, a beautiful and detailed map of the in-game world, unique stickers, and the developer-created "Witcher Universe - The Compendium"
  • A giant, 33x24x25 cm, 100% hand painted, Polystone figure of Geralt of Rivia battling a Griffin.
  • An exclusive, collector grade Witcher medallion.
  • A one of a kind SteelBook.
  • A two-hundred page artbook, containing breathtaking art from the game.
  • Huge outer and inner Collector’s Boxes you can store your Witcher merchandise in.

PC System Requirements

Minimum

  • OS: 64-bit Win 7/Win 8 (8.1)
  • Processor: Intel i5-2500k 3.3 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 940
  • Memory: 6GB
  • Video Card: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7870
  • DirectX: DX11
  • HDD: 40 GB

Recommended

  • OS: 64-bit Win 7/Win 8 (8.1)
  • Processor: Intel i7-3770 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Video Card: GeForce GTX 770 or Radeon R9 290
  • DirectX: DX11
  • HDD: 40 GB

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