I haven’t played any The Witcher 3 for some time now – I just haven’t had the time to invest into it – but Bandai Namco have released a trailer for the expansion for The Witcher 3. It’s called Hearts of Stone. Here’s the low down:
Step again into the shoes of Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster slayer, this time hired to defeat a ruthless bandit captain, Olgierd von Everec, a man who possesses the power of immortality. The expansion lets you choose your own way through an adventure that includes recruiting a crew of break-in artists, spending a night partying with a ghost and outsmarting the most bizarre creatures Geralt has ever faced.
The expansion launches October 13 and promises more than 10 hours of new adventures and introduces new characters, powerful monsters, unique romance, and a brand new storyline shaped by gamer choices. The expansion also introduces a brand new system of Runewords that significantly affects gameplay. Each Runeword will impact a different aspect of in-game mechanics and will allow the players to experiment with various strategies and tactics.
Who’s keen to check it out?
I have to admit that Gwent, the optional card game that is rife around the world of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, confuses the hell out of me. Perhaps it’s because most card games in general confuse me but getting to grips with the game is crucial if you want to play it as you travel the game world.
If I’m honest, the in-game tutorial is not the best in helping you get to grips with the game so developer CD Projekt Red has provided a handy 12-minute video tutorial on how to up your Gwent skills and start winning.
I’m excited about The Witcher 3. I’ve even pre-ordered the game from nzgameshop.com – that’s how excited I am for this.
May 19 can’t come soon enough but to help pass the time here’s another developer diary from CD Projekt Red.
This one’s about the monsters in the game and how the developer wants them to be as believable as possible (believable as monsters can be) and not be impossible things that can defy the laws of physics.
I’m excited about CD Projekt Red’s The WItcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Hell, I’m so looking forward to it that I’ve pre-ordered the PS4 Collector’s edition that has a 2kg, 10-inch polystone sculpture of hero Geralt of Rivea slaying a Griffen, one of the many beasts from the game. It’s the first collector’s edition of a game I’ve ever bought since I started gaming 300 years ago. I’ve no idea where I’m going to put the sculpture, though: I doubt my wife will let me put it on the coffee table in the lounge.
In anticipation of the game’s release, BandaiNamco Games have released a couple of new trailers which will no doubt send the hype level through the roof.
Watch them and tell me the game doesn’t look wonderful. Go on.
This first one has CD Projekt Red people talking about the game world:
While this one is a game play trailer, which features werewolves and a ghostly voice: