The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt[a] is an open worldaction role- playing video game developed by CD Projekt RED. Announced in February 2. Microsoft Windows, Play. Station 4, and Xbox One on 1. May 2. 01. 5. The game is the third in the series, preceded by The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, which are based on the series of fantasy novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Played in a third- person perspective, players control protagonist Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter known as a witcher, who sets out on a long journey through the Northern Kingdoms.
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In the game, players battle against the world's many dangers using swords and magic, while interacting with non- player characters and completing side quests and main missions to progress through the story. The game was met with critical acclaim and was a financial success, selling over 6 million copies in six weeks. The game won multiple Game of the Year awards from various gaming publications, critics, and game award shows, including the Golden Joystick Awards, The Game Awards, Game Developers Choice Awards, and SXSW Gaming Awards.
Two expansion packs were released for the game: Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. GameplayThe Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is more than 3. Witcher games, requiring players to sail by boat to some locations and ride on horseback to others.
Setting. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt concludes the story of the witcher Geralt of Rivia, whose story to date has been covered in the previous titles. Continuing from The. Game Informer is your source for the latest in video game news, reviews, previews, podcasts, gamer culture, and features about Microsoft Xbox One, Xbox 360, Sony. Video Game Deals and Promotions - Weekly Ad | GameStop. Sign up to get the weekly ad delivered right to your in-box along with news and exclusive offers from GameStop! Recuva Data Recovery is a powerful program that recovers files deleted from your Windows computer, Recycle Bin, digital camera card or MP3 player.
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However, fast traveling to already visited locations is also possible. The open world in The Witcher 3 was described as "2. Skyrim".[1. 0] Many actions the player performs affect the world, with many of the quests having a number of options on how to complete them, and differing outcomes. CD Projekt RED anticipated approximately 1. While similar to the previous Witcher games, Wild Hunt improved on several aspects from past games. Combat revolves around an action role- playing game system alongside the use of magic.
The fighting system from previous games was significantly revamped. Wild Hunt introduces some new mechanics, such as the ability to sense nearby objectives, people and resources ("witcher sense"), combat on horseback and at sea, swimming underwater and the use of a crossbow. Additionally, Geralt can jump, climb, and vault over smaller obstacles. The climbing mechanics were described as "not exactly" like Assassin's Creed, but "similar to what we have in Uncharted".[1. Item creation and potion brewing still remain as in previous games, but were modified from The Witcher 2 to be more forgiving.
Traps from The Witcher 2 were entirely omitted. The same five Witcher signs returned but slightly modified, with each one having an alternative form that can be used. The game features responsive, advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and dynamic environments. The day and night cycle influences some monsters and their powers, similar to the common mythological motif of a werewolf gaining powers during the night of a full moon.[1. The game also features a dynamic beard growth system, in which the beard of the playable character Geralt grows as he spends time in the world.
Ciri, an exceptional sword fighter with mythical powers from the Witcher novels, is a playable character in the game.[1. Gwent is an in- game collectible card game, which replaces the dice games from the previous two Witcher titles.[1.
SettingThe Witcher 3: Wild Hunt concludes the story of the witcher Geralt of Rivia, whose story to date has been covered in the previous titles. Continuing from The Witcher 2, Geralt seeks to move on with his own life, embarking on a new and personal mission while the world order itself is coming to a change.[1. The game features several locations such as the free city of Novigrad, the swamps and battlefields of Velen, the Skellige Isles, and two of the Nilfgaardian Empire's recently conquered territories: the village of White Orchard, and the Royal Palace in Vizima. The witcher school Kaer Morhen, known in the novels and first The Witcher game, also appears.
The game begins with Geralt of Rivia searching for his lover, the sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg, with Vesemir, a senior witcher. Yennefer had previously tried to get in contact with Geralt, but was forced to flee in order to avoid the fighting between the warring powers of Nilfgaard and Redania.
However, it is Yennefer who ultimately finds Geralt. Accompanied by a Nilfgaardian guard, Yennefer informs Geralt that Emhyr var Emreis, the emperor of Nilfgaard, has summoned Geralt for an audience in Vizima, the former capital of the recently conquered nation of Temeria. In Vizima, Emhyr tasks Geralt with finding Ciri, the emperor's biological daughter and Geralt's adoptive ward.
Ciri is a Child of the Elder Blood, the last heir to an ancient Elven bloodline that bestows her with the power to manipulate space and time. She is on the run from the Wild Hunt, a retinue of spectral elves determined to capture Ciri and use her abilities for their own malicious purposes. Geralt agrees to search for her, but only for her benefit. Geralt begins his search by attempting to contact a Nilfgaardian spy in Velen. The Wild Hunt reaches the spy before Geralt, torturing him to death. Geralt manages to recover the spy's notes, which indicate that Ciri sought refuge in Crow's Perch, the fort of Velen's self- appointed ruler known as the Bloody Baron. The Baron refuses to help Geralt find Ciri until the witcher locates and returns the Baron's missing wife and daughter.
Geralt quickly discovers that the Baron's wife and daughter are missing of their own volition, driven away by the Baron's abuse and alcoholism. Geralt learns that the Baron's daughter fled to the city of Oxenfurt, but her mother's trail goes cold. Without further clues, Geralt turns to the second lead from the spy's notes, which leads him to an old acquaintance, the sorceress Keira Metz. Keira informs Geralt that a mysterious Elven mage had been searching for Ciri and after investigating the mage's laboratory with Geralt, Keira directs him to the Crones of Crookback Bog, ancient spirits that assert dominion over Velen.
The Crones order Geralt to destroy the Whispering Hillock, a rival spirit in the area, in exchange for information about Ciri. After dealing with the Hillock, the Crones reveal that they had captured Ciri to deliver her to the Wild Hunt. Geralt vows to kill the Crones, but not before realizing that they have enslaved Anna Strenger, the Baron's missing wife. Returning to Crow's Perch, the Baron reveals that following Ciri's stay with him, she made for Novigrad.
The Baron then sets off to rescue Anna. If Geralt killed the Whispering Hillock, as the Crones commanded, the Baron manages to save Anna and vows to find a healer to restore her devastated mind.
If Geralt released the Whispering Hillock, the Crones curse Anna, eventually killing her. The Baron subsequently hangs himself. Arriving in Novigrad, Geralt discovers that the Church of the Eternal Fire, a militant religious organization patronized by Redanian King Radovid, is carrying out a pogrom against mages in the city. Rendezvousing with Triss Merigold, his former love interest, Geralt learns that finding Ciri hinges on finding Dandelion, an old friend with whom she had made contact.
This leads Geralt to navigate a web of complicated entangling alliances within Novigrad's criminal underworld, chiefly between Sigismund Dijkstra, former head of Redania's spy network, and Whoreson Junior, a sadistic crime lord. After a complicated series of events, Geralt finally finds and rescues Dandelion, only to discover that Ciri teleported to the archipelago of Skellige. While in Novigrad, Geralt may assist Triss in spiriting away fugitive mages (which can lead to a romance with her), and may begin plotting the assassination of King Radovid with Dijkstra, along with former associates and Temerian loyalists Vernon Roche, Ves, and Thaler. After sailing to Skellige, Geralt meets with Yennefer, who has been investigating a magical explosion in an area which she believes is linked to Ciri. The two attend the funeral of King Bran, Skellige's ruler, to discover that the island nation is caught in a conflict of succession as Bran's son Svanrige is in conflict with Cerys and Hjalmar, the children of a powerful nobleman, for the throne.
At the wake, Geralt and Yennefer steal The Mask of Uroboros from the druid Ermion, which can be used to see visions of the past. Yennefer has Geralt use the mask in the area of the explosion, leading them to discover Ciri traveled to the island of Lofoten. The pair travel to Lofoten only to discover that the Wild Hunt attacked the village; Ciri was able to escape with the aid of a man named Skjall, who was subsequently renamed "Craven", banished from the village for cowardice, and later died trying to redeem himself.
Finding his body, Yennefer uses necromancy to get information from him about Ciri. After saving her from the Hunt, Skjall witnessed a deformed, baby- like creature wandering Skellige's shores. Summing up the clues, Geralt determines that the creature Skjall witnessed was Uma, a cursed being he had previously seen wandering the halls of Crow's Perch.
Returning from Lofoten, Yennefer tests her love with Geralt by severing a magical bond (granted by a djinn) that she shares with him. Geralt can then affirm his love for her, or end their relationship. Before leaving Skellige, Geralt also intercedes in the crisis of succession, determining whether Hjalmar, Cerys, or Svanrige ascend to Skellige's throne.
The pair retrieve Uma from Crow's Perch, and present him to Emhyr in Vizima. Discovering that lifting the curse on Uma may hold the key to finding Ciri, the trio decide to take him to Kaer Morhen, an abandoned witcher school. There Yennefer and fellow witchers lift the curse on Uma, who reveals himself to be Avallac'h, Ciri's Elven companion. Avallac'h reveals that following the attack on Lofoten, he teleported Ciri to the abandoned Isle of Mists for her own safety.
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