The Witcher universe is expanding even further—this time bringing the Continent’s ghastly monsters to our world. CD Projekt announced a new free-to-play augmented reality mobile game challenging players to become elite monster hunters. Developed by Spokko, a subsidiary studio of CD Projekt, The Witcher: Monster Slayer is coming to iOS and Android devices later this year. And alongside the announcement, the studio released a short teaser trailer.
While the teaser doesn’t reveal too much about the upcoming game, it’s certainly not your friendly, neighborhood Pokémon Go. According to the official The Witcher: Monster Slayer website, the game takes place long before Geralt of Rivia roamed the Continent. Perhaps it’s during the era depicted in the upcoming Netflix series Blood Origins. The location-based roleplaying game includes story-driven quests and adventures inspired by the Witcher series. It also allows players to keep a record of fallen enemies in their bestiary and fully embrace the life of a witcher.
From the official The Witcher: Monster Slayer announcement:
“Featuring console-grade visuals, Monster Slayer lets players explore the world around them while tracking, studying, and fighting monsters both new and familiar, using time of day and real-life weather conditions to gain the upper hand. Preparation is key in order to defeat tougher enemies, as players will need to brew powerful potions and oils, craft bombs and monster bait, and upgrade their character before putting these beasts to the sword and signs in first-person AR combat. In addition to battling monsters lurking close-by, the game also contains rich, story-driven quests inspired by other games from the series, taking players on full-fledged adventures that thrust them into the heart of what it means to be a professional monster slayer.”
The Witcher: Monster Slayer will be available on iOS and Android devices later this year. Now we can train to be witchers ourselves as we await season two of the Henry Cavill-led TV adaptation on Netflix.
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