E3 game spotlight — The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be the final episode in the acclaimed Witcher series. If you don’t know much about the other two games, it follows Geralt of Rivia a monster hunter with magical abilities aptly named a witcher.

Systems: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Finally, a confirmed game that’s available for more than just the Xbox One. It’s a worthy title to be available cross platform too. The Witcher 2 was one of the best games released in 2012. If you haven’t had a chance to play it yet, I suggest you do so.

The Witcher 3 looks to be much of the same tried and true gameplay mechanics, albeit with some interesting change-ups. As referenced in the reveal trailer, the world of the Witcher 3 will be expansive and open. Combat looks to be a little more action-packed too, as the first two titles favored strategy and timing above else.

CD Projekt Red the developers behind the Witcher series, claim that the third title will offer more than 100 hours of playtime. That includes main story and side quests, which the players can complete during their playthrough.

If you were worried about missing out on the story because you never played the other two games, it looks like you put your mind at ease. The developers are saying this will be a standalone title in the series, which old and new players alike can jump into.

As for the Xbox One, support for Microft’s Smart Glass platform will be implemented to allow players the opportunity to use a connected second device as an inventory management tool. It will also work with the Kinect to offer voice commands.

Check out the gameplay trailer below.

What do you think of the Witcher 3? Are you excited for the conclusion to the series? Have you played the other two games?

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