by Anna Roberts
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been announced by CD Projekt Red. The next gen RPG sees the conclusion of Geralt’s story, which first began in The Witcher in 2007.
The Witcher 3 is the cover star of the current issue of Game Informer. The concept art features a bearded Geralt of Rivia, the protagonist of the series, looking down upon on a burning village with a companion. Click the image to see a larger version.
CD Projekt also showed off a snippet of gameplay, plus a glimpse at their studio – including some nifty motion capture work and shelves full of awards. Expect Game Informer to release further videos over the course of this month.
The third installment in the series will feature a world 30 times larger than that of the The Witcher 2, which is larger than the Skyrim.
A brief announcement trailer has also been released.
The Witcher trilogy of video games is based on a series of short stories by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first two in the series of RPGs are known for their meaningful choices, gritty environments and mature content. The Witcher games have sold over 4 million copies to date.
Although this may mark the end of The Witcher trilogy, CD Projekt Red are already at work on their next project – a Cyberpunk RPG.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will release on “high-end platforms” in 2015.
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