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Catch up on The Witcher’s story right here

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The Witcher 3 certainly feels like it’s still coming out in February. Just the other day CD Projekt RED revealed the game’s PC specs, and now we have a brand new trailer. It feels like the game should be out soon, but sadly we’ll have to wait until May to get our hands on it; which is plenty time to catch up on some lore, which this new trailer really helps with.

Who are the Witchers? Why is the world overcome with things that go bump in the night? Why can demonic beings ride horses on clouds? This latest story catch up trailers doesn’t really explain the events of the past two Witcher games, but it does introduce some of the more intricate lore in an easy to understand fashion. Take a look.

So now you know that Geralt is a monster hunter, and that not many people actually feel comfortable around his kind. We also know that there’s this force called The Wild Hunt who love to snatch children in the night, and they’re after Geralt now too. There is a ton more to the story than this obviously, which is beautifully fleshed out over the previous two games. And since there’s still a long time for any stragglers to still catch up, I won’t be spoiling anything here.

Still, I’m distraught that The Witcher III is still a few months away. It certainly feels like everything was ready for next month, but I hold nothing against CD Projekt RED for delaying the title to brush all the little bugs they can find under the rug.

Hopefully then, come May, The Witcher III: Wild Hunt will enjoy a seamless, unbroken launch. Just for a change.

Last Updated: January 15, 2015

96 Comments

  1. The Witcher 3 is coming something DRM blah blah blah….. ????

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    • RinceThis

      January 15, 2015 at 07:38

      BWAHAHAHA

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    • Mandom (Umar)

      January 15, 2015 at 07:47

      LOL OHHHHH BUUUUURN

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    • Ryanza

      January 15, 2015 at 07:49

      • Admiral Chief

        January 15, 2015 at 07:50

        I’d like to see a celebrity deathmatch starring Pieter and Ryanza

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        • Ryanza

          January 15, 2015 at 07:50

          4k vs 720p?

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          • Admiral Chief

            January 15, 2015 at 07:57

            Hahaha, I was thinking more in the line of clay figures getting all mangled for our entertainment

          • Pieter Kruger

            January 15, 2015 at 08:08

            Tropico, Theme Hospital, Transport Tycoon, Civ…….

          • Ryanza

            January 15, 2015 at 08:12

            So the Deathmatch is happening in the 90’s.

          • Spaffy

            January 15, 2015 at 08:19

            HAHAHAHA

          • ToshZA

            January 15, 2015 at 08:20

            XBOX vs No DRM

          • Ir0nseraph

            January 15, 2015 at 09:11

            What does it cost to get a 4K experience ?

        • Lord Chaos

          January 15, 2015 at 07:50

          So… a catfight?

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          • Admiral Chief

            January 15, 2015 at 07:57

            Oh snap

        • RinceThis

          January 15, 2015 at 08:47

          • Ryanza

            January 15, 2015 at 08:55

            PC NO DRM mods always wins over the corporate restriction box.

      • Captain JJ Saga

        January 15, 2015 at 08:19

        LOL

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    • Ryanza

      January 15, 2015 at 07:50

    • Nikola

      January 15, 2015 at 10:13

      Hahahaha!!

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  2. Mandom (Umar)

    January 15, 2015 at 07:37

    I’m probably the only person in the world not hype for this game, I don’t know, not a huge fan of the games. Given I never finished 1 and wasn’t all that impressed with 2..

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    • Ross Woofels Mason

      January 15, 2015 at 08:03

      Not enough anime waifu’s for you =p *runs like hell*

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      • Admiral Chief

        January 15, 2015 at 08:04

        looool

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      • Mandom (Umar)

        January 15, 2015 at 08:19

        BWAHAHA……Yes 😐 , now get back here so we can take this outside

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        • Ross Woofels Mason

          January 15, 2015 at 08:23

          Hahaha, na to be honest even though I am borderline obsessed with the series. Books, games and the comic’s I can easily why it would not be some peoples cup of tea.

          Especially the games the progression in them is really slow and time consuming, all the characters (except maybe Dandelion =p) are pretty gritty and it can get a-bit fantasy days of our lives some times =p

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          • Mandom (Umar)

            January 15, 2015 at 08:29

            Naa, I don’t have a problem with that actually. I think the world and characters are incredibly interesting. It’s more of a personal dislike though, not a fan of this type of fantasy which most WRPG fall under. Always feel like I’ve been in this world one too many times., this Tolkien-esque place. I lose interest quickly, probably why I didn’t like DA:I too much. I like outlandish things 😛 ….



            And Wiafus

          • Lord Chaos

            January 15, 2015 at 08:30

            That’s exactly it. I’m sure if it was set in a post apocalypse I would have finished them a thousand times over.

          • Mandom (Umar)

            January 15, 2015 at 08:38

            Or some futuristic utopia etc. I’m a bit tired of seeing people in straw roof houses lol

          • Ryanza

            January 15, 2015 at 08:44

            Cyberpunk 2077 is coming?

          • Mandom (Umar)

            January 15, 2015 at 08:44

            LOL I am actually excited for that, love cyberpunk settings

          • Ryanza

            January 15, 2015 at 08:47

            And that’s why you should support The Witcher 3.

          • Mandom (Umar)

            January 15, 2015 at 08:49

            LOLOL Nice hook and sinker bro, repsect.

          • Ross Woofels Mason

            January 15, 2015 at 14:49

            Get Nekopara, so many waifu’s =p

            Also probably one of the best done VN i’ve seen.

    • Lord Chaos

      January 15, 2015 at 08:03

      You’re not alone. Always get bored/irritated in the first city and have never made it past that point.

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      • Mandom (Umar)

        January 15, 2015 at 08:19

        I was really really bored. Its not a bad game but…I don’t know

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        • Captain JJ Saga

          January 15, 2015 at 08:21

          I read the books before I played the game, so that changed everything for me. First time I tried Witcher when it came out I also only managed a few minutes.

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          • Admiral Chief

            January 15, 2015 at 08:22

            So the first time only managed a few minutes eh?

          • Captain JJ Saga

            January 15, 2015 at 08:23

            At least I managed.

          • Mandom (Umar)

            January 15, 2015 at 08:26

            Oh snap, comeback burn

          • Captain JJ Saga

            January 15, 2015 at 08:27

            XD

        • RinceThis

          January 15, 2015 at 08:29

          Not enough Pink hair eh?

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          • Captain JJ Saga

            January 15, 2015 at 08:31

            Coming from you that’s rich ;P

          • Mandom (Umar)

            January 15, 2015 at 09:46

            Was waiting for that. YES…..not enough color 😛

    • ToshZA

      January 15, 2015 at 08:19

      I’m not hyped either. I’ve been considering taking it off my wishlist – it was at the bottom already, below Never Alone. So many other games that I feel will just be better, both for me, and my wallet.

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  3. Blood Emperor Trevor

    January 15, 2015 at 07:47

    It’s not long. Only a third of a year… fuck.

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 15, 2015 at 07:49

      Here is something to make you feel better (almost said console): The older you get, the faster time goes by

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    • RinceThis

      January 15, 2015 at 08:31

      For us. You’ll be buying it in 3 years on special 😛

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      • Captain JJ Saga

        January 15, 2015 at 08:31

        lol

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        January 15, 2015 at 08:44

        Your tears after I unveil this bad boy on day one will sustain me for years to come…

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        • RinceThis

          January 15, 2015 at 08:45

          No, the tears of Ryanza when he realises there is a day 1 patch of 10 gigs will, tehehe.

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          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 15, 2015 at 08:47

            Why would I be happy that he’s unhappy? ;P

          • RinceThis

            January 15, 2015 at 08:48

            Oh you, this softer side to you is just so, soft…

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 15, 2015 at 08:56

            *gasp* you have a conscience? Say it isn’t sooooooooooooooooo! LOL

          • Captain JJ Saga

            January 15, 2015 at 08:57

            Oh course he does. He considers himself all the time ;P

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 15, 2015 at 08:58

            Oh, a narcissistic conscience . All is well with the world then 😉

  4. HairyEwok

    January 15, 2015 at 08:00

    This is totally non related but i have a steam key for anybody who wants to join the Evolve technical test happening tomorrow. Download size is 22 gigs. This would be your opportunity to test the game out before buying it.

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 15, 2015 at 08:01

      Gimmeeeeee

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 15, 2015 at 08:02

      I still have the Alpha files somewhere as well, hopefully not a full 22gb download then

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      • HairyEwok

        January 15, 2015 at 08:03

        Also if you did participate in the big alpha then your still eligible to play tomorrow.

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        • Admiral Chief

          January 15, 2015 at 08:04

          Cool, can’t wait. I really dig that game. Do I have you as friend on Steam?

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          • HairyEwok

            January 15, 2015 at 08:05

            You should have me on steam my Witcher 2 buddy.

          • Admiral Chief

            January 15, 2015 at 08:07

            Ah, there you are. Soz, sooooo many ppl on friends list

          • HairyEwok

            January 15, 2015 at 08:10

            Heres all you need to know about the test

            And if you already own Left 4 Dead or BioShock Infinite in your Steam library you can participate – just check your Steam Games Library come January 16th.

            After that, queue up the download and Evolve will be in your Game Library, ready for battle on January 16th.

            As part of this closed technical test, we want to continue to stress test the servers and need your help to do it – so at 2pm PST on Saturday January 17th, we need as many people as possible to be online and playing Evolve.

          • Mossel

            January 15, 2015 at 10:15

            Awesome! I just so happen to own both, really want to try this game out!
            Now to download 22gb in time….the heat is on.

          • HairyEwok

            January 15, 2015 at 10:17

            If you have a 6meg line it can be downloaded in 10 hours time. a 4meg line is 14 hours and a 2meg should be 18 hours.

          • Admiral Chief

            January 15, 2015 at 10:27

            What about if I still have the Alpha files? Hopefully I can just “update” it

          • HairyEwok

            January 15, 2015 at 10:31

            I’m sure it should just update from the alpha files, it is after all the same game that’s just updated to beta status.

          • Mossel

            January 15, 2015 at 10:28

            In a perfect world I would also have a Ferrari. lol yeah I got a 2mb line, so 18 minimum, then there is Telkom. And the ‘rents downloading all sorts of things. Also whenever I want to game online I will need to pause it. But yeah, it’s doable. Sent you an invite on Steam.

          • Admiral Chief

            January 15, 2015 at 10:33

            Noted, I’ll be ready too, MONSTA!!!

  5. GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

    January 15, 2015 at 08:01

    So looking forward to this game…

    shame i had to upgrade for it 🙂

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  6. Axon1988

    January 15, 2015 at 08:02

    When this game gets released I will be married, does that mean that the wild hunt has caught up with me?

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 15, 2015 at 08:03

      That is when the true hunt begins, the hunt to keep your wife happy, the hunt for where your moolah has gone to

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      • Quo Vadis?

        January 15, 2015 at 08:09

        after reading Jaded Reprobates comment, there are a lot of dirty words in that comment hahahahahaha

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    • Jaded_Reprobate

      January 15, 2015 at 08:05

      i read that so wrong….. replacing c in words that shouldn’t have c’s….. x_X

      *curls up in the gutter with my mind*

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      • Admiral Chief

        January 15, 2015 at 08:07

        Man, you are jaded…

        Also, hahaha

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      • Quo Vadis?

        January 15, 2015 at 08:08

        married – carried? That’s not a dirty word! however hu….. oh I see what you mean ;P

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      • Axon1988

        January 15, 2015 at 08:17

        This could also be true. In my personal experience, women who are about to get married… tend to be wild. So I am guessing after we are married it will continue. Possibly, maybe. Hopefully.

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        • Admiral Chief

          January 15, 2015 at 08:23

          Don’t let that part die, keep it ALIVE
          [This has been a PSA]

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          • Axon1988

            January 15, 2015 at 08:29

            It’s been 4 years, so I’m taking a chance and saying it will stay alive for at least another 4.

  7. Ghost In The Rift

    January 15, 2015 at 08:12

    So since Joburg is getting Aerial Fiber who is gonna use SharePlay with this game?

    Assuming aerial fiber doesn’t cost you your car?

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    • HairyEwok

      January 15, 2015 at 10:34

      The most expensive plastic you’ll ever pay for in SA.

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  8. Nikola

    January 15, 2015 at 10:13

    Don’t support this game #DRM4life

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    • Ryanza

      January 15, 2015 at 10:23

      I guess this has nothing to do with the game or DRM. It has to do with me.

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  9. Nikola

    January 15, 2015 at 10:16

    In all honesty though absolutely can’t wait for this game HUGE Witcher fan definitely one of my favorite game franchises:)

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    • Ryanza

      January 15, 2015 at 10:25

      There have a upvote and not trolling.

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      • Nikola

        January 15, 2015 at 10:27

        hahah:)) why thank you:)

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  10. Ryanza

    January 15, 2015 at 10:31

    • Admiral Chief

      January 15, 2015 at 10:46

      WHOA!

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  11. Ryanza

    January 15, 2015 at 11:00

    CD Projekt RED held a press event at Sterling Castle yesterday for the press to get some hands on time with The Witcher 3. All three versions of the game was available to play. Press got hours of hands on time with the game. The 26th of this month is when the press can speak about their impressions about the game.

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  12. Brady miaau

    January 15, 2015 at 11:30

    Get and play the previous games on Xbox Live, Steam or whatever AND play them. Worth it. Do not get your background story from another source. Really. If you do this, you will have empathy and feelings for the characters at the start of the game. Character like Triss and Geralt you will have warm feeling for, some of the friends you may hate or love, but the feelings will be there.

    Kind of like Dragon Age Inquisition. I feel I am getting more out than a newcomer, because of history with some the characters.

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