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The small details make The Witcher 3 look exquisite

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The witcher 3 wild hunt getting paid best part of the job

We’re not getting The Witcher 3 next month anymore, which means CD Project RED has even more time to make you drool endlessly over the concluding chapter of Gerald’s adventure. The game is done, so it’s all about bug squashing for the next few months – which isn’t all that interesting for folks like us. Thankfully, this new batch of screenshots more than makes up for it.

They come before the internet is hit with tons of hands-on impressions of the game after journalists got their hands on the game for the first time. There were three events held over three continents, but unfortunately Africa wasn’t one of them. So we didn’t get the chance to check the game out for ourselves, but here’s a sneak peek at some of the gameplay that was on show.

As for the screenshots, there’s very little I can say that hasn’t already been said. The Witcher 3 looks phenomenal, and it’s the little details that really grab my attention. Like the way Gerald’s chainmail looks in the gleaming sunlight, or how natural and elegant the long coats look. The artists looked like they had fun bringing this new open-world Witcher to life, and their love clearly shows.

Which makes the wait even more excruciating, although I do applaud CD Projekt RED for recognizing the need for a delay. Because on launch day I just want to pop the game in, install it and not have to worry about my character falling through the floor in the first few minutes. You know, like games are meant to be. Check out the gorgeous screenshots below.

Last Updated: January 26, 2015

27 Comments

  1. RinceThis

    January 26, 2015 at 13:12

    What’s that in his purse? DRM? *RUNS

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    • Ryanza

      January 26, 2015 at 13:17

      The what now? Purse? No DRM.

      http://i.imgur.com/pDnTErB.png

      You can’t run from DRM.

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    • Tosh the real #7 ZA

      January 26, 2015 at 13:18

      Microtransactions.

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      • RinceThis

        January 26, 2015 at 13:19

        Day one patches?

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        • Ryanza

          January 26, 2015 at 13:22

          The game should work fine even without a day 1 patch. Not like you will be getting the high textures in the day 1 patch.

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        • Tosh the real #7 ZA

          January 26, 2015 at 13:23

          In that case, the tears of Ryanza

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        • Hammersteyn

          January 26, 2015 at 13:43

          And DLC

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      • Ryanza

        January 26, 2015 at 13:21

        16 free DLC for just buying the game on any platform. Not as pre-order incentive. No micro-transactions.

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  2. Ryanza

    January 26, 2015 at 13:13

    At 4pm today the embargo lifts and the hands-on impressions by the press will be posted everywhere.

    At 9pm CD Projekt RED will be hosting a live event on Twitch to show off new game-play, developers comments and a Q&A session.
    http://www.gog.com/news/the_witcher_wild_hunt_special_on_twitch

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  3. RinceThis

    January 26, 2015 at 13:29

    Hype train is here!

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    • Ryanza

      January 26, 2015 at 13:32

      http://i.imgur.com/wu9VAst.jpg
      The hype for The Witcher 3 comes from the gamers not the industry.

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 26, 2015 at 13:43

        If you look closely you can see bits of the train sticking out

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        January 26, 2015 at 15:02

        And because it comes from the gamers and not the industry, the banana is feeling a stirring!

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  4. HairyEwok

    January 26, 2015 at 13:45

    Ohhhhhh my first stop in the game will be the brothel off course. Gerald has been out of commission for 3 years. Need to get those gears moving again. 😛

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  5. Jivesh Hanoomaun

    January 26, 2015 at 14:16

    Kyaaaaaaaaa! So much hype for this!

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  6. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    January 26, 2015 at 14:59

    There’s nothing more to say but… “Take my money, you lovable Polish bastards!

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  7. Lars Anderson

    January 26, 2015 at 15:23

    Jesus christ it looks amazing.

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  8. Ryanza

    January 26, 2015 at 15:37

    Just a quick check to see who still has stock of The Collectors Edition for The Witcher 3.

    awx.co.za – Has the PC and Xbox One versions.

    raru.co.za – Has only the Xbox One version left.
    btgames – Has the PS4 and Xbox One versions.

    Get your pre-orders in. The Xbox One version has more content in the box. The PC version is rare, get it before it’s gone. PS4 version might also be very limited, seems btgames added a few more for pre-order.

    For the standard edition of The Witcher 3, btgames is the only retailer with pre-order incentive. A comic book. So get your standard edition copy from btgames.

    And to really give back to the developers. Get a digital copy from GOG.com. Cyberpunk 2077 is coming.

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