Check out the reveal trailer for the last Witcher game EVER.

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Hot on the heels of yesterday’s reveal of The Witcher 3, CD Projekt RED has released their very first trailer for the game.  They’ve also offered up some suprising opinions on the future of the series.  Read on for all the details.

As we reported yesterday, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been officially unveiled.  As if to celebrate our concise yet witty reporting on the event, CD Projekt RED has offered up a brand new trailer for the game.  More of an announcement than a trailer, and lacking any in-game footage, it still manages to be totally badass.  Check it out below.

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But that’s not all.  In a press release, CD Projekt RED studio head Adam Badowski revealed that not only will this be the end of their planned Witcher trilogy, but it will also be the final game in the series.  You can read his explanation below in his own words.

“People may ask if this is really going to be the last Witcher game. Yes, it is. Why? Because we believe that we should end the series on a high note. Technology has progressed to where we can finally tell the story the way we want, with the visuals we want, in the world we imagined. This will be the ultimate fantasy RPG experience, and while we’re hardly out of stories to tell, we believe it’s time for us to look to new worlds and new horizons to keep pushing the boundaries of what we can create. For all of those who have never experienced the adventures of Geralt before, this will be their last chance. The game will be accessible all players–those who are fans of the series and those who just love RPGs–thanks to availability on all major high-end platforms and an introduction designed to smoothly introduce all those who visit the world of the Witcher for the first time.”

Now, we’ve heard this sort of talk before.  For two years, Bioware kept up a marketing blitz that centered around Mass Effect 3 being the final game in the series, only to announce that they’re working on another one.  Something similar could be happening here.  But my gut tells me that Badowski means what he says.  CD Projekt RED has made a name for itself by always being open and honest with the fans.  So the chances of some verbal trickery happening here are probably low.

Even if this is the final Witcher game (listen carefully and you can hear Tash and Jen’s mournful sobs) it sure sounds like CD Projekt RED will be sending Geralt out on a high note.  We’ll be sure to keep you up to date on all Witcher news and rumors as we await the game’s release next year.


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