The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been officially unveiled, with an older, weathered Geralt and his newly grown beard gracing the cover of Game Informer's March issue. Featuring an explorable open world, apparently 20% larger than Skyrim, the sequel will feature more Witcher action than ever. Coming to PC and "all top-of-the-line" consoles in 2014, The Witcher trilogy is certain to come to a memorable conclusion no one shall ever forget.
As previously covered, The Witcher 3 will be built on CD Projekt RED's new REDengine3 technology, which allows for a seamless open-world environment with minimal load times. Said to be over 30 times larger than The Witcher 2 and taking over thirty minutes to cross on horseback, The Witcher 3 is certain to be an open-world unlike any before it.
While official details are scant, a few small bits of information have spilled out. For instance, we know Geralt's memory has been restored and the events of The Witcher 3 will play into a much more personal story for the protagonist. Still, there's political tension brewing and the invasion of Nilfgaardian will play out through three branches, in Skellige, Novigrad and No Man's Land. Naturally, everything's getting out of hand -- Geralt is searching for his loved ones while at the same time facing a threat to humanity and a very personal foe.
Did I mention his beard? Dude's rocking a serious beard now.
Scheduled for 2014, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is already on many a gamer's "Most Anticipated" list, so there may be some dismay at the wait. For what CD Projekt RED seems to be creating, I say take your time, gentlemen. One last bit of advice: don't add in any star children.
Look for more details soon, including information on those so called "top-of-the-line" consoles The Witcher 3 might be coming to.