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The Witcher series gets free Steam weekend

The Witcher series gets free Steam weekend

If you've yet to experience CD Projekt RED's RPG series, you'll be able to jump in for free this weekend on Steam. Both The Witcher Enhanced Edition and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings will be free to play until Sunday, 1PM PT.

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The Witcher Adventure Game brings Geralt to tabletops

The Witcher Adventure Game brings Geralt to tabletops

The Witcher is becoming a game! Wait, it's already a video game. However, it's also becoming a board game with The Witcher Adventure Game. CD Projekt Red has teamed up with Fantasy Flight Games to work on a board game adaptation of The Witcher universe.

The Adventure Game will have players controlling Geralt, Triss Merigold, Yarpen Zigrin, and Dandelion. Each character has unique skills and their own deck of Development Cards, and it'll be up to players to decide to fight, use charm, or attempt diplomacy to get through the game. You'll be able to play lone wolf, cooperate with others, or betray players with "false promises."

Read more: Over 350 premium components »

"Yarpen Zigrin? Who the fuck is that? Seems like Zoltan Chivay got majorly shafted here :("
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The Witcher comic to launch in March 2014

The Witcher comic to launch in March 2014

As expected, CD Projekt RED and Dark Horse Comics have announced a new comic book series based on The Witcher. Inspired by the novels, the comic will tell a new adventure focusing on series hero Geralt of Rivia. In this new story, Geralt meets a widowed man whose dead wife lurks in the House of Glass. "Geralt will have to use all his witcher prowess to solve the manor's mystery and survive," the announcement detailed.

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CD Projekt RED teases Witcher comic

CD Projekt RED teases Witcher comic

CD Projekt RED, the creators of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, have created one of the most obvious teaser trailers we've seen yet. Without explicitly announcing a comic book adaptation of The Witcher series, the company has announced a collaboration with Dark Horse Comics meant for "fans of the fantasy genre."

The teaser adds: "There's a mystery near the edge of the Black Forest. We'd like to invite you to fear it with us."

Watch: The teaser »

"But those are player choices. I guess what I'm saying is: what about the character as ..."
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The Witcher 3 cinematic trailer kills monsters

The Witcher 3 cinematic trailer kills monsters

Cinematic trailers rarely have much to do with the game they advertise because, well, story rarely has much to do with games. A new cinematic trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, however, seems a fair representation of the moral dilemmas and mass murders we expect from CD Projekt RED's RPG, just prettier and slicker than the game will be.

Watch: But what is a monster? »

"I disagree about the controls. I thought the battle mechanics were quite good. I suppose if ..."
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Witcher 3 aims to release free DLC on consoles

Witcher 3 aims to release free DLC on consoles

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes its legacy to a primarily PC focus, and CD Projekt Red plans to follow through with that tradition as much as possible on consoles. That means that, to whatever extent console manufacturers will let them, the studio plans to offer free downloadable content, but cautions that it doesn't know the console business models yet.

Read more: 'There are different business models on consoles' »

"Classy. Before people get too used to the idea of paid dlc = extra value = better game, ..."
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The Witcher 3 first gameplay trailer hits as Xbox One confirmed

The Witcher 3 first gameplay trailer hits as Xbox One confirmed

Is no surprise that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to Xbox One too, given that developer CD Projekt RED was vague about platforms when announcing for PlayStation 4. What was both surprising and delightful, however, was that the confirmation during Microsoft's pre-E3 press conference also brought the open-world RPG's first gameplay trailer.

Watch: Oh, it's so lovely »

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The Witcher 3 promises '36 world states' in trilogy finale

The Witcher 3 promises '36 world states' in trilogy finale

"There will be 36 different endings," Adam Badowski, managing director of CD Projekt RED, said about the upcoming Witcher 3. But perhaps that wasn't entirely accurate. Michal Platkow-Gileswki clarifies that the number refers to different "world states." The end result is three different playable "epilogues."

Read more: 'We didn't spend time on inventing endings' »

"Fallout and Fallout 2 had amazing epilogues. I'm often amused when developers say their game ..."
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Cyberpunk 2077 will have multiplayer, The Witcher 3 might

Cyberpunk 2077 will have multiplayer, The Witcher 3 might

Given that in the future we'll all be jacking into cyberspace and diving darknets all the time, it seems only fitting that Cyberpunk 2077 should offer multiplayer. Developer CD Projekt RED has confirmed that its cyberpunk RPG will indeed have "multiplayer features," but is awfully tight-lipped about what form they'll take. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt might have multiplayer too.

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"If it's co-op great, but if its just some tacky added on deathmatch, no thanks."
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The Witcher 3 to support save game imports

The Witcher 3 to support save game imports

More details about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have emerged, thanks to a set of German previews. Among the news is the revelation that those who have already taken up the mantle of Geralt will be able to import their data, which will impact which characters appear and how they react to him. His backstory is set in stone, however.

Read more: VATS-like targeting, better townsfolk AI »

"Meh. It will probably be more console-centric, just like 2 was. Give me quick save and quick ..."
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The Witcher 3 riding onto PlayStation 4

The Witcher 3 riding onto PlayStation 4

You may have CD Projekt RED's logo pop up in Sony's big list of third-party developers at the PlayStation 4 announcement and guessed, and it was hardly a secret anyway, but now it's properly confirmed: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is indeed coming to PlayStation 4. The splendid series started on PC then spread to Xbox 360 with the sequel, but this is the first time the gritty RPG will be on any PlayStation.

Read more: PS4 is "fresh and has some innovative solutions" »

"Oh, I doubt it will happen. I'm just saying it would be awesome."
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The Witcher 3 will feature more 'personal' story, twist ending

The Witcher 3 will feature more 'personal' story, twist ending

The Witcher 3 promises to end CD Projekt's RPG trilogy. Because this will be the last game starring Geralt, the story has been crafted to be much more personal than in The Witcher 2, lead quest designer Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz explained. "In the Witcher 2, we have dabbled a lot in the big politics... and some players, they liked that, but it was too much for them," he said. "Of course, we will keep those elements, but they won't be the main arc of the story. This time, the story will be more personal, it will involve what Geralt wants. It will revolve around Geralt and his close ones."

Read more: Geralt is an 'old tired man' »

"Agreed. I like the idea of an ending to a great story. That there's closure at the end of it. ..."
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the 'final episode' of the series, aiming for 2014 release

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the 'final episode' of the series, aiming for 2014 release

Following last night's early Game Informer leak, CD Projekt RED has officially announced The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The game is not only the next game in the award-winning franchise, but it will also be "the final Witcher game from the studio."

"People may ask if this is really going to be the last Witcher game. Yes, it is," studio head Adam Badowski said in the announcement. "Why? Because we believe that we should end the series on a high note. Technology has progressed to where we can finally tell the story the way we want, with the visuals we want, in the world we imagined. This will be the ultimate fantasy RPG experience, and while we're hardly out of stories to tell, we believe it's time for us to look to new worlds and new horizons to keep pushing the boundaries of what we can create."

Read more: World promises to be 30 times larger than Witcher 2 »

"Matching Bethesda wouldn't be too hard seeing how shitty skyrim was. "
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt coming to next-generation consoles

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt coming to next-generation consoles

Looks like the cat got out of the bag a bit early. CD Projekt Red was due to announce a new game today, largely believed to be a sequel to our 2011 Game of the Year. The newly-released digital issue of Game Informer has revealed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. As expected, it represents the series' move into the next generation.

Read more: A 'truly open world' »

"The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt coming to PC (also, next-generation consoles) *FIXED"
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GOG.com expands to Mac, launches with The Witcher 2

GOG.com expands to Mac, launches with The Witcher 2

As expected, the Enhanced edition of The Witcher 2 has made its way onto the Mac. Not only is it available on Steam, it is also available DRM-free on GOG.com--just in time for the platform's expansion into Mac gaming.

Read more: Fifty Mac games on GOG »

"They said that they have native versions when possible, and I think at least one of them has ..."
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