CD Projekt Red today announced the new release date for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The game is now scheduled to launch on February 24th 2015 on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC. The promising RPG was recently delayed from it’s original release date of fall 2014.
Along with this announcement an epic new trailer was released which you an watch below.
CD Projekt Red also confirmed pre-order bonuses for the Collector’s Edition of the game. This will include a polystone statue of Geralt battling a Griffin, a Witcher’s medallion, a two-hundred page artbook, an exclusive SteelBook and collector’s boxes to store it all in!
The standard edition of the game already includes some impressive extras including the official soundtrack, a map of the game-world, stickers and a copy of “Witcher Universe – The Compendium”.
Also, those who pre-order the game from the developer’s site, GOG.com, will get a Witcher comic by Dark Horse, a free wallpaper and a copy of Neverwinter Nights. Not only that but if you bought either of the previous two games in the series you will get a five percent discount, regardless of which format you buy it on.
Check out the video below to see some of these awesome goodies.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will not feature platform exclusive content according to Marcin Iwinski, co-founder of CD Projekt Red – the game’s developer. Despite this Iwinski hinted at “marketing co-operation” with one platform, though he did not divulge whether this would be with PS4, Xbox One or PC.
We are treating all gamers equally. We’ll not deliver exclusive content to any of the platforms, nor will we artificially delay release of the game on any of the platforms because somebody’s paying us money for that. It’s definitely against our values. We are not doing that.
What we are doing in terms of marketing co-operation, you’ll see that at E3.
The Witcher 3 was featured on Microsoft’s stage at last year’s E3 and the game will be returning to the show this year, though it remains to be seen if it will again be part of Microsoft’s conference.
Iwinski also said that there will be some kind of online connectivity in the game, though this will be in the form of social sharing rather than multiplayer. More details will be revealed “when the time comes”.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is set for release in February 2015.
CD Projekt Red has shown off a new logo for upcoming RPG game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
The design cleverly incorporates the mask of general Eredin, one of the leaders of the titular Wild Hunt, into the ‘3’ of the logo.
The Polish developer has also released a description of the Wild Hunt for those not in the know:
The Wild Hunt has always been thought to presage war, great plagues and death. Their origin unknown, these ghastly riders instilled fear in the hearts of men and are believed to be able to steal people’s spirits that would later join the ghastly cavalcade. They come at night, in the winter and their appearance is always preceded by the aurora borealis.In The Witcher 3, the Wild Hunt are not mere bosses at the end of a corridor. They’re part of the lore, part of the system of folk beliefs, they’re both something that children say stories about to scare each other and an entity that can wipe out entire villages in one night. The Wild Hunt is essential to the whole Witcher universe and in The Witcher 3 it will finally take center stage.
We are rebels and rebels are free. Just like birds. The Northern Cardinal, or REDbird, is what we see ourselves in the industry: intrepid, bold and confident; flying high and aiming even higher. The color, cardinal RED, is something that connects it with another bird, a mythological creature close to our cultural roots and heritage—the Rarog, a small firebird believed to bring luck to people. RED stands for energy, the inner fire that drives us; it represents something very close to everyone here in the studio—the creativity and passion we harness from within ourselves to make the best RPGs in the world.
The developers of The Witcher series of games, CD Projekt Red, have announced they are working on a mobile game. The Polish development team have not yet revealed the exact nature of the game but an official announcement is expected soon. In a management report, translated from Polish by Eurogamer, the company stated:
For several months, along with an external partner, we worked on another, unannounced project, which we plan to launch this year. It’s a multiplatform mobile game, made with advanced technological capabilities of tablets and smartphones in mind. Thus, we are entering a completely new territory in terms of gameplay and business model, realising our strategic plans to enter the mobile gaming market.
CD Projekt Red co-founder, Adam Kicinski, shed further light on the decision to develop for mobile devices:
Smartphones and tablets are truly powerful platforms these days and are finally giving us the ability to develop mobile games we would like to play ourselves; games that are taking full advantage of newest smartphone and tablet technologies, and offer the quality level that we, as a studio, are always aiming to achieve.
The game is apparently based on one of the developer’s existing brands, so it could be some kind of tie-in to the recently delayed game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The only other game CD Projekt Red is known to be working on currently is Cyberpunk 2077.