The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt officially announced; new details revealed

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It’s amazing that I’m able to keep my squee’s in check to report on this news, but Game Informer have revealed their March cover story – and it’s all about The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt from CD Projekt RED.

Currently, there haven’t been too many details leaked, but subscribers to Game Informer‘s March magazine will soon know a veritable plethora of delicious facts on one of our most anticipated upcoming games. What has been revealed, however, is enough to stoke those fires of interest from even the most jaded of RPG players. So far what we know is as follows:

  • The game has been built using the REDengine 3, and will be available on PC and “all top of the line” consoles.
  • It will see a 2014 release.
  • It’s a stand-alone sequel, so newcomers won’t necessarily need to have played the previous games.
  • It’s called ‘The Wild Hunt’ so it’s likely we will finally delve into Geralt’s past in more detail.
  • The story will be ‘more personal’ and will involve what Geralt wants.
  • The game is open world. Yes – let that sink in for a second.
  • The game world is supposedly 30 times larger than the world seen in Witcher 2, and even larger than Skyrim’s world.
  • Thanks to the power of the new engine, the game will feature “stormy islands to war-torn forests and a sprawling dark fantasy metropolis” without any sort of load screen.
  • There will be a bunch of interwoven plots and decision-making and you are able to skip things, but there will be consequences for this.
  • The game will feature Geralt’s usual monster hunting but there will also be detective work where Geralt will have to search for information.
  • The Game is the conclusion of the trilogy and is apparently ‘very important’ to CD Projekt RED.
  • Geralt is now sporting A WICKED HOT BEARD.

We won’t know more details until Game Informer‘s March issue releases, but to tide us all over until then, take a look at the Game Informer Witcher 3 video coverage teaser below.

Why does 2014 have to be so far away. Actually, it’s probably a good thing. I’ll likely still be on the floor here after fainting from the sexy manly-awesomeness of Geralt’s new beard. HOT. DAMN.


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