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The Witcher 3 launch trailer shows why we all love this game

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The Witcher 3 has been getting a lot of attention. It’s highly anticipated and is all plenty of people want to talk about. However, not all people get it – what makes The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt so special? For me, this launch trailer perfectly encapsulates it.

Without any ado, here is the trailer:

And because no one should miss this video, here’s a non-YouTube link for those who can’t YouTube in their current location.

I love the way that the video shows the personality of Geralt and the history of the world of the game. It’s not just that he’s a professional monster hunter, there’s so much more to it. There’s lore and sexiness and weight to the whole thing. He’s cunning and knows his marks, but that doesn’t mean that he won’t take a beating. It’s all about using everything at your disposal to win, all for a bit of money. He isn’t taking quests out of the goodness of his heart, he’s doing it to survive as a mutant monster killer in troubling times. There’s more to the story and a whole lot more character to discover, but this scene, this moment, is the core of what makes The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt so exciting. This is just one of many experiences that players can have, and it looks and feels amazing.

After what felt like an eternal wait, The Witcher 3 is finally almost upon us. 19 May is just around the corner and everyone can get their hands on this title. Oh, and notice at the end of the video – CD Projekt Red is hiring. Now that must be an incredible place to work considering the games they create.

Last Updated: May 15, 2015

87 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief

    May 15, 2015 at 09:05

    So my download finished last night. And now the GoG client torments me with a [READY TO LAUNCH IN X DAYS]

    This is worse, definitely worse.

    At least with the download it looked like it was doing something, now it is just sitting there, TORMENTING ME

    GAAAAAH Y DIS HYPE U DO DIS?

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 15, 2015 at 09:15

      • ReaperOfSquirrels

        May 15, 2015 at 09:27

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        Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          May 15, 2015 at 09:28

          So kinda like Trevor then?

          Reply

          • ReaperOfSquirrels

            May 15, 2015 at 09:29

            Ummmm… ahhhhhhh… hmmmmm…. YES! Yes, exactly like Trevor!

          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 15, 2015 at 09:59

            *TAKES A BOW*

      • HairyEwok

        May 15, 2015 at 09:57

        Dem superglue’d gravel on the earth movers XD

        Reply

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        May 16, 2015 at 15:59

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  2. Admiral Chief

    May 15, 2015 at 09:05

    “One of the best games ever made”
    Geez

    Reply

  3. Admiral Chief

    May 15, 2015 at 09:06

    IGN STOLE THE LAZYGAMER QUOTE!!!
    Amazing
    HAI!

    Reply

  4. Admiral Chief

    May 15, 2015 at 09:06

    It should have said:

    “Lazygamer – HAI!”

    Reply

  5. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 15, 2015 at 09:07

    No. Not watching. Stop it.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      May 15, 2015 at 09:19

      YOU MUST!

      Reply

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 15, 2015 at 09:22

        NEVER! Well, not until after I’ve installed it and start the game anyway.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          May 15, 2015 at 09:25

          Well, it does not spoil anything you already know

          Reply

          • HairyEwok

            May 15, 2015 at 09:59

            True one would say it could show off the first expansion that’s waiting for us.

    • Witcher Bob

      May 15, 2015 at 09:20

      But…but..but…it’s an awesomely epic trailer. Do it, you know you want to to. DO IT! *whispers* do it

      Reply

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 15, 2015 at 09:20

        I WILL NOT! GET THEE BEHIND ME, FOUL TEMPTRESS!

        Reply

        • Witcher Bob

          May 15, 2015 at 09:23

          Behind you? So I can whisper “do it” in your ear the entire day and slowly drive you crazy? Sure ok. “doooo it” 🙂

          Reply

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 15, 2015 at 09:24

            Too late for that! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEE JUDGE HEADPANTS IS UNLEASHED!

    • Hammersteyn

      May 15, 2015 at 09:39

      Agreed, it’s same with Age of Ultron. Did not watch a single trailer.

      Reply

    • Mossel

      May 15, 2015 at 10:00

      Also not watching!!
      And it has nothing to do with videos being blocked at my work. I CHOOSE not to watch of my own volition.

      Reply

      • HairyEwok

        May 15, 2015 at 10:07

        Better not walk through a metal detector at the airport with that iron will of yours XD

        Reply

        • Mossel

          May 15, 2015 at 10:12

          hahaha!

          Reply

  6. Umar

    May 15, 2015 at 09:08

    I see Polykak called The Witcher 3…Oppressively Misogynistic..

    Reply

    • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

      May 15, 2015 at 09:11

      I recently heard that men who open doors for women are the worst type of misogynists so I pretty much ignore anything sexist at this point.

      Sorta like gaming causes violence. Everyone knows games are not at fault.Lag is.

      Reply

      • BacchusZA

        May 15, 2015 at 09:35

        Seriously? Jesus.

        People **really** need to stop abusing that word before it loses its real meaning. There’s a whole HUGE world of difference between old fashioned manners and misogyny. Call it patronising or condescending, or even sexism or chauvinism if you must, but misogyny? Really?

        “I *HATE* WIMMIN SO MUCH I HAVE TO OPEN DOORS FOR THEM!! RAAARGGHH!!!”. People seriously need to get a grip on their manufactured outrage.

        Female genital mutilation, child brides, sex slavery, “honour” killings, acid attacks on “immodestly dressed” women? Now shit like *that* is misogyny, not opening a fucking door for someone.

        Reply

        • Sageville

          May 15, 2015 at 10:12

          I draw my line at chivalry being regarded as misogyny.

          That is ridiculous and petty.

          Call me a misogynist all day, I will still let ladies out the lift first and I will hold doors open for ladies. I do so unapologetically, because: manners.

          Reply

          • Novakaine

            May 15, 2015 at 16:11

            Do women realise that most of the chivalric code is battle ettiquette?? So the next time a woman tells me “Chivalry is dead”…I’ll challenge her to physical combat. I’m pretty sure I’m the better jouster…

    • Hammersteyn

      May 15, 2015 at 09:11

      No need to bring their personal lives into the review

      Reply

      • Umar

        May 15, 2015 at 09:13

        Yeah, I don’t mind an opinion about the matter but such agenda pushing in a review is just…Blegh. Not to mention insulting to one of the few good developers out there.

        Reply

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 15, 2015 at 09:29

      What does that even mean? :/

      Reply

    • Dark

      May 15, 2015 at 09:52

      I’m really done with people like that,m I just want to play cool games and if the games cool give the cool developers props. These guys are cool!

      Reply

      • HairyEwok

        May 15, 2015 at 10:01

        Too much cool to contain in this post.

        Reply

        • Dark

          May 15, 2015 at 10:18

          Just want to be like the cool kids…….

          Reply

    • Spathi

      May 15, 2015 at 09:53

      Polykak indeed.

      Reply

    • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

      May 15, 2015 at 09:55

      What does Myso… Meesooo…. Misogynistic mean???

      Reply

      • Spathi

        May 15, 2015 at 10:00

        It’s actually Miso-Gymnastic – a Misopaste based protein shake. Real good for building muscles, but tastes like shit.

        Reply

    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      May 15, 2015 at 10:28

      Oh Lord… I was waiting for that, I see that their scoring is directly tied to the gamersgate scale too for that matter. Where they’ve managed to misrepresent the word contextual as well…I’m lost for words…

      Reply

      • Umar

        May 15, 2015 at 10:37

        Same here bud. Really disappointed.

        Reply

        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          May 15, 2015 at 10:46

          What I don’t understand is that if in a game, for example Wolfenstein the New order, you use something as a contextual element, in this case the atrocities of the concentration camps, to fuel the anger towards the Nazi scumbags, you would reward it with critique, my personal opinion is that the new order made me hate those buggers more and that’s what they set out to do… With the polymerpooper review, the only thing I read was a biased opinion on a gamersgate issue….Anyway…I can feel my eyebrow twitching…. Though this trailer…The music…I will be locked in a room for the next few weeks, if you don’t hear from me in four weeks time, I have probably died of wounds inflicted by playing the Witcher 3…

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          • Umar

            May 15, 2015 at 11:44

            Yup I feel you, the article below mentions it, and that’s it’s within context. If it was misogynistic Yennefer wouldn’t be the character she is. I am 100% for inclusion and proper representation but FFS, I can’t handle reviews pushing agendas.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 15, 2015 at 12:00

            Yep! I’m with you there man! Even with the representation, everything related to it has a sense of flaw in it, as long as this review doesn’t carry weight with regards to the studios performance I’ll be happy…

    • Joseph Cain

      May 19, 2015 at 07:07

      He also gave it an eight and otherwise enjoyed it. There IS sexist content in the game. Doesn’t make it not awesome, but its there.

      Reply

  7. Hammersteyn

    May 15, 2015 at 09:13

    Oh look, I’m sick starting Monday for three weeks or so…

    Reply

    • Umar

      May 15, 2015 at 09:18

      Crap, I think I got whatever you got. Doc said I need to stay in bed for three weeks with a constant supply of Nik Naks and Fanta.

      Reply

    • Witcher Bob

      May 15, 2015 at 09:19

      That won’t be enough time.

      Reply

    • HairyEwok

      May 15, 2015 at 10:03

      Awwww crap you got ebola didn’t you…. Don’t worry i read (from a reliable dodgy source a cure will be at hand in 3 weeks time.

      Reply

    • Loftus

      May 15, 2015 at 12:23

      ai buddy bud luck being sick for so long, now i am no medical doctor but i have some home remedies that might help. 1.) lay down on a comfy place, per example your couch. 2.) order in junk food, pizza works the best for me 3.) beer have shown to have magical effects with pizza 4.) exercise your brain i would suggest something on tv, nothing as strenuous as reading or playing chess

      Reply

  8. Admiral Chief

    May 15, 2015 at 09:19

    Choo choo, yep, I’m aboard

    Reply

    • Witcher Bob

      May 15, 2015 at 09:22

      I jumped in front of the hype train when it started and I’m still stuck on the front.

      Reply

    • Loftus

      May 15, 2015 at 12:24

      how long did the dl took ?

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief

        May 15, 2015 at 12:47

        About 40hrs

        Reply

  9. Pariah

    May 15, 2015 at 09:31

    Much like Trevor on another article yesterday, I’m finding it hard to get at all even slightly possibly maybe excited for this game.

    *Yawn*
    *Drinks coffee*
    *Goes back to work*

    Reply

  10. Dark

    May 15, 2015 at 09:42

    Now that is a f***ing trailer! If that doesn’t get you excited you don’t have a pulse.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      May 15, 2015 at 10:02

      ^This

      Reply

    • HairyEwok

      May 15, 2015 at 10:05

      Yeah I’m a vampire that sparkles like the woman…. That’s just how i roll…. Without a pulse.

      Reply

      • Dark

        May 15, 2015 at 10:11

        Yea and I’m a Quork from Endor and that’s why you now lie pulseless ……. On a serious note the quality of that trailer is amazing man tech is taking entertainment to new places. That made my Friday!

        Reply

        • HairyEwok

          May 15, 2015 at 10:13

          True tech is going beyond what we thought was impossible 10 years ago…. Just wait till Tuesday then your year will be made.

          Reply

    • Sageville

      May 15, 2015 at 10:15

      Exactly, at the end I’m like, “This could easily be an awesome TV series”…

      Also, Finally a scary vampire that sparkles…

      Reply

  11. Dutch-Trevor Matrix

    May 15, 2015 at 09:57

    Me. If I should read another Witcher article again.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BedU60ICYAA6vxx.jpg

    Can you imagine, Gavin, if you had to charge for all this free publicity you are giving games before launch. You would be swimming in cash!

    Reply

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 15, 2015 at 10:02

      He does charge, look at the side bars on either side of the article. ;P

      Reply

  12. Sageville

    May 15, 2015 at 10:04

    Wow, I think I’ just gonna disappear into witcher and maybe come out again after fully completed.

    Reply

    • Mossel

      May 15, 2015 at 10:05

      That’s what he said?

      Reply

      • Sageville

        May 15, 2015 at 10:05

        Gerald is accommodating.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          May 15, 2015 at 10:07

          *Geralt

          Reply

          • Sageville

            May 15, 2015 at 10:25

            When you know him as intimately as I do, he doesn’t mind Gerald.

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

            May 15, 2015 at 10:29

            In fact, he prefers Gerald.

          • Sageville

            May 15, 2015 at 12:40

            Preach it brudda!

          • Admiral Chief

            May 15, 2015 at 10:50

            Sage and Geral(d)t, sitting in a tree?

    • HairyEwok

      May 15, 2015 at 10:06

      After you’ve completed it….. See you in 2 months time buddy.

      Reply

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 15, 2015 at 10:07

      Reply

  13. SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

    May 15, 2015 at 10:32

    I want this game so badly. Ah wallet! Why are you empty!?!?

    Reply

  14. Xcalibersa

    May 15, 2015 at 10:43

    I really wish I could play this game but will not due to backlog. Have about 6 months of gaming to get through before I can play this.

    Reply

    • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

      May 15, 2015 at 11:45

      Sometimes you’re allowed to skip to the front of the queue. Sometimes.

      This would be one of those times.

      Reply

  15. Aries

    May 15, 2015 at 10:53

    I’m really starting to love the game, finally started the witcher 2 properly almost done with it and now this haha, cant wait

    Reply

    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      May 15, 2015 at 11:11

      I’m also close to the end, nearly pulled an all nighter last night…without intending it…

      Reply

      • Aries

        May 15, 2015 at 13:23

        It difficult to stop because it makes you feel like there is no checkpoints, it just keeps going

        Reply

        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          May 15, 2015 at 14:01

          Exactly!

          Reply

  16. VoidWalker

    May 15, 2015 at 11:35

    This game series seems to be the only one not trampled on by feminists . . .

    Reply

  17. Loftus

    May 15, 2015 at 12:25

    i would take her for a pie and a coke first before the whole fighting and stabbing part!

    Reply

  18. SmurFyZA

    May 15, 2015 at 13:16

    Tuesday will be a very, VERY long day at work… My PS4 is ready

    Reply

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