WITCHER 3

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a 2015 action role-playing game developed and published by Polish developer CD Projekt Red and is based on The Witcher series of fantasy novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. It’s the sequel to the 2011 game The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and therefore the third main installment within The Witcher’s computer game series played in an open world with a third-person perspective.
  • The game takes place during a fictional phantasy world supported Slavonic mythology. Players control protagonist Geralt of Rivia, a monster slayer for hire referred to as a Witcher who is trying to find his missing adopted daughter on the run from the Wild Hunt, an otherworldly force determined to capture her. Players battle the game’s many dangers with weapons and magic, interact with non-player characters, and complete quests to accumulate experience points and gold, which are wont to increase Geralt’s abilities and buy equipment. Its central story has several endings, determined by the player’s choices at certain points within the game.
  • The Witcher: Wild Hunt may be a story-driven open-world RPG set during a visually stunning fantasy universe filled with meaningful choices and impactful consequences. within the Witcher, you play as professional monster hunter Geralt of Rivia tasked with finding a toddler of prophecy during a vast open-world rich with merchant cities, pirate islands, dangerous mountain passes, and forgotten caverns to explore.

Key features

PLAY AS A HIGHLY TRAINED MONSTER SLAYER FOR HIRE

  • Trained from infancy and mutated to realize superhuman skills, strength, and reflexes, witchers are a counterbalance to the monster-infested world during which they live.
  • Gruesomely destroy foes as a knowledgeable monster hunter armed with a variety of upgradeable weapons, mutating potions, and combat magic.
  • Hunt down a good range of exotic monsters from savage beasts prowling the mountain passes, to cunning supernatural predators lurking within the shadows of densely populated towns.
  • Invest your rewards to upgrade your weaponry and buy custom armor, or spend them away in horse races, card games, fist fighting, and other pleasures the night brings.
  • Track Down the kid of Prophecy during a Morally Ambiguous Fantasy Open World
  • Built for endless adventure, the huge open world of The Witcher sets new standards in terms of size, depth, and complexity.
  • Traverse a fantastical open world: explore forgotten ruins, caves, and shipwrecks, trade with merchants and dwarven smiths in cities, and hunt across open plains, amidst mountains and stumped.
  • In a time of war, hunt the kid of prophecy, a living weapon of world power whose coming was foretold in ancient elven legends.
  • Make choices that transcend good and evil and face their far-reaching consequences.

Game of the Year EDITION

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of the Year edition brings together the bottom game and every one the extra content released so far.
  • Includes the Hearts of Stone and Blood & Wine expansions, which supply a huge 50 hours of additional storytelling also as new features and new areas that expand the explorable world by over a third!
  • Affords access to all or any additional content released thus far, including weapons, armor, side quests, game modes, and new GWENT cards!
  • Features all technical and visual updates also as a replacement interface completely redesigned on the idea of feedback from members of the Witcher Community.
  • Become a knowledgeable monster slayer and start an adventure of epic proportions!
  • Upon its release, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt became a moment classic, claiming over 250 Game of the Year awards. Now you’ll enjoy this huge, over 100-hour long, open-world adventure alongside both its story-driven expansions worth an additional 50 hours of gameplay. This edition includes all additional content – new weapons, armor, companion outfits, new game mode, and side quests.

Gameplay

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an action role-playing game with a third-person perspective. Players control Geralt of Rivia, a monster slayer referred to as a Witcher. Geralt walks runs, rolls, and dodges, and (for the primary time within the series) jumps, climbs, and swims. He features a sort of weapons, including bombs, a crossbow, and two swords (one steel and one silver). The steel sword is employed primarily to kill humans while the silver sword is simpler against creatures and monsters. Players can prolong, switch, and sheathe their swords at will. There are two modes of melee attack; light attacks are fast but weak, and heavy attacks are slow but strong. Players can block and counter enemy attacks with their swords. Swords have limited endurance and need regular repair. additionally, to physical attacks, Geralt has five magical signs at his disposal: Aard, Axii, Igni, Yrden, and Quen. Aard prompts Geralt to unleash a telekinetic blast, Axii confuses enemies, Igni burns them, Yrden slows them down and Quen offers players a short-lived, protective shield. The signs use stamina, and can’t be used indefinitely. Players can use mutagens to extend Geralt’s magic power. They lose health when attacked by enemies, although wearing armor can help reduce health loss. Health is restored with meditation or consumables, like food and potions. Players occasionally control Ciri, Geralt’s adoptive daughter who can teleport short distances. The game has responsive, advanced AI (AI) and dynamic environments.

The day-night cycle influences some monsters; a werewolf becomes powerful during the night of a full-of-the-moon. Players can study their enemies and steel themselves against combat by reading the in-game bestiary. When they kill an enemy, they will loot its corpse for valuables. Geralt’s witcher sense enables players to seek out objects of interest, including items that will be collected or scavenged. Items are stored within the inventory, which may be expanded by purchasing upgrades. Players can sell items to vendors or use them to craft potions and bombs. They can visit blacksmiths to craft new weapons and armorers to craft new armor with what they have gathered. The price of an item and the cost of crafting it depends on a region’s local economy.

The game focuses on narrative and features a dialogue wheel which allows players to settle on the way to answer non-player characters. Geralt must make decisions that change the state of the world and lead to 36 possible endings, affecting the lives of in-game characters. He can have a romantic relationship with some of the game’s female characters by completing certain quests. In addition to the most quests, books offer more information on the game’s world. Players can begin side quests after visiting a town’s noticeboard. These side missions include Witcher Contracts (elaborate missions requiring players to hunt monsters) and game quests, which reward players with top-tier weapons or armor. Players earn experience points by completing missions. When a player earns enough experience, Geralt’s level increases, and therefore the player receives ability points. These points could also be used on four skill trees: combat, signs, alchemy, and general. Combat upgrades enhance Geralt’s attacks and unlock new fighting techniques; signs upgrades enable him to use magic more efficiently, and alchemy upgrades improve crafting abilities. General upgrades have a spread of functions, from raising Geralt’s vitality to increasing crossbow damage. The game’s open-world is split into several regions. Geralt can explore each region on foot or by transportation, like a ship. Roach, his horse, maybe summoned at will. Players can kill enemies with their sword while riding Roach, but an enemy presence may frighten the horse and unseat Geralt. Points of interest may be found on the map, and players receive experience points after completing mini-missions in these regions. Players can discover Places of Power for additional ability points. Other activities include racing, boxing, and card-playing; the card-playing mechanic was later expanded into a standalone game.

Plot

Geralt rejoins his long-lost lover, Yennefer, within the town of White Orchard. Yennefer tells him that Emperor Emhyr has summoned him to the town of Vizima. Emhyr tasks Geralt with finding Ciri, who has recently been seen in several places. Ciri is that the daughter of the emperor and therefore the last heir to an ancient elder bloodline with the facility to control space and time. Geralt first hears that Ciri was in Velen at Crow’s Perch, the Bloody Baron’s fort. The baron refuses to assist, but Geralt’s acquaintance, the sorceress Keira Metz, tells him that an elven mage was trying to find Ciri. Keira directs Geralt to the Crones of Crookback Bog: malicious, ancient spirits living near Velen. The Crones say that they captured Ciri for the Wild Hunt before she escaped and have enslaved Anna, the baron’s missing wife. Geralt returns to the baron, who tells him that Ciri visited Novigrad. He discovers that the Church of the Eternal Fire, a militant religious organization, is purging mages in Novigrad. Meeting his former lover, Triss Merigold, Geralt learns that Ciri had contacted his friend Dandelion. Geralt navigates Novigrad’s criminal underworld to rescue Dandelion and learns that Ciri teleported to the Skellige archipelago. In Novigrad, Geralt may help Triss to free fugitive mages. He sails to Skellige and rejoins Yennefer, who has been investigating a magical explosion linked to Ciri. They track Ciri to the island of Hindarsfjall, which has been attacked by the Wild Hunt. Geralt and Yennefer realize that Uma, a deformed, cursed creature at Crow’s Perch, was present after Ciri’s escape. Before leaving Skellige, Geralt can help determine who will rule Skellige after the king’s death. Yennefer severs the magical bond between her and Geralt, giving him the choice of affirming or ending their relationship.

Development

The company developed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with a self-funded budget of US$81 million over three-and-a-half years. The project began with 150 employees, eventually growing to over 250 in-house staff. 1,500 people were involved in production globally. While the game is based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels, his involvement with the game was limited to the creation of its in-game map and is not an official continuation of them. The game was localized in 15 languages, with a complete of 500 voice actors.

Release

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was announced in 2013, then to be released for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One the following year. The release date was later delayed from the third quarter of 2014 to February 2015. After missing its planned release date of 24 February, CD Projekt Red confirmed in April that the game was released to manufacturing. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was released worldwide on 19 May 2015.

Awards

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt received pre-release awards at E3 in 2013 and 2014. It was voted the simplest role-playing game at the IGN better of E3 Awards in 2013 and 2014. It won IGN’s E3 People’s Choice Award in 2013 and 2014, GameSpot’s E3 People’s Choice Award in 2014, and the Most Wanted Award at the 31st and 32nd Golden Joystick Awards. It was the Most Anticipated Game at the Game Awards 2014 in Las Vegas. At release, it received over 250 “game of the year” titles, the most awarded at the time. By August 2016, it had received over 800 awards.

Sales

  • Before its release, over 1.5 million people pre-ordered the sport. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt debuted atop the united kingdom software sales chart in its first week when it earned 600 percent quite predecessor The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. It was the best-selling video game of the year in the UK, breaking the record held by Battlefield Hardline. It debuted atop the Japanese video-game sales charts, selling 67,385 copies in its first week. Four million copies of the sport were sold in its first fortnight of release.
  • By June 2015, over 690,000 players had activated the sport through GOG Galaxy. The game sold over six million copies in the next six weeks and the studio made a profit of $63.3 million in the first half of 2015. In March 2016, CD Projekt Red reported that the sport had shipped nearly 10 million copies worldwide. By the end of 2017, the series as a whole had sold over 33 million. By June 2019, that number had risen to over 40 million, with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt accounting for over half that figure.
  • Following the release of the first season of Netflix’ television series The Witcher in December 2019, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt had a 554% increase in sales that month compared to December 2018. By December 2019, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and its expansions Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine had sold over 28 million copies worldwide.

The Witcher 3 enhanced is coming to the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC, and existing owners of the classic action RPG can get a free update

  • CD Projekt Red has announced that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition are going to be released in an enhanced form as a standalone purchase for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, or PC. On top of that, the new and improved next-gen edition of The Witcher 3 is going to be offered as a free update to those that already own a replica of the game.
  • The Polish computer game developer CD Projekt Red has offered up a double dose of excellent news to fans of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Not only is that the title being overhauled for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC, but if gamers already own the favored action RPG for the PS4, Xbox One, or Windows platforms, then they will also get the improved version of the sport as a free update.
  • Future PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X owners, and people with PCs containing graphics cards which will handle the technology, will enjoy a redeveloped version of The Witcher 3 that features expected bells and whistles like “ray tracing and faster loading times”. CD Projekt Red has been a touch vague with the small print thus far, posting on Twitter that the next-gen edition of the sport is going to be “visually and technically enhanced”, but it’s still good news for the millions of fans the franchise has amassed.
  • It’s particularly generous of the developer to supply this enhanced version of The Witcher 3 (the Complete Edition so with the 2 expansions and DLC) as a free update to those who already bought a replica of the title for the PS4, Xbox One, or PC. The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt is taken into account to be one among the simplest video games of all time and a fantastic 28 million units of the sport and its expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, have been shipped worldwide.

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