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The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt begins 24 February

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Yesterday, Geoff told you that you could tune in for the Witcher 3 press conference. So, what was revealed? We got some details about release dates, different beautiful game editions and a stunning new trailer.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will release on 24 February 2015 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. There are two physical versions of the game. The standard edition is already quite meaty, offering gamers:

  • A Blu-rayโ„ข Disc with the game (DVDs on PC)
  • An exclusive CD with the official soundtrack
  • The official, developer-created “Witcher Universe – The Compendium” – A beautiful, detailed map of the in-game world
  • A set of unique stickers
  • A stylish, protective sleeve

Witcher 3 standard

A map and stickers in a normal edition? What is this, the 90s? So, what strange extravagance can players expect with the Collector’s Edition? Well, CD Projekt Red wanted to make something that would make gamers ridiculously happy, and I think they’ve succeeded. Here’s what’s in the (presumably large) box:

  • All the contents from the standard edition of the game
  • A giant, 33x24x26 cm (10โ€), 100% hand painted, Polystone figure of Geralt of Rivia battling a Griffin
  • An exquisite, collector-grade Witcher medallion
  • A one-of-a-kind SteelBookโ„ข box
  • A two-hundred-page artbook, containing breathtaking art from the game
  • Huge outer and inner Collectorโ€™s Boxes you can store your Witcher merchandise in

Witcher 3 collector

That is seriously impressive – I think it might just have to serve as an early birthday present for my husband – our figurine collection could certainly use that. However, these guys didn’t forget all the digital distribution, making the deal over on Good Old Games (gog.com) particularly appealing. Ordinarily, the game would cost $60 on GoG. However, for those who own The Witcher 1 or 2, there’s a discount of 15% off, bringing the price to $51. For those who own The Witcher 1 and 2, that discount goes to 20%, making the game cost $48. Oh, but there’s a whole lot more. For every pre-order, you will get:

  • Two beta access keys for The Witcher Adventure Game board game on Mac and PC
  • Neverwinter Nights: Diamond Edition (original game with all three official expansions)
  • The Witcher: House of Glass digital comic book
  • Extended soundtrack with four exclusive tracks
  • High quality digital art book
  • Artworks
  • HD wallpapers
  • Avatars
  • Bonus video about the game’s creation and all trailers in 1080p
  • World Map
  • More things to come

Are you kidding me? I want all those things. Maybe I need to order myself the digital version and the Collector’s Edition for the husband so that we can have all the things. I love that they’re giving a loyalty discount for those who already own The Witcher 1 and 2 – that alone would make for an awesome pre-order, but all the extra things make it truly worthwhile.

Have you made your pre-order yet? Are you dying to get your hands on this game? February certainly seems very far away, but fear not – here is a stunning new trailer featuring all in-game footage to help tide you over.

Last Updated: June 6, 2014

84 Comments

  1. Umar's Crown

    June 6, 2014 at 07:55

    This trailer has everything I love and consider good in a trailer

    1. Great narration
    2 Fantastic music
    3. In-game gameplay
    4. Meaningful transitions
    5. SEX

    Reply

    • Rincearbiterofhumour

      June 6, 2014 at 07:57

      6. The ending. Of fuck, sorry, not a movie trailer.

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      June 6, 2014 at 08:29

      Looked like fully clothed sex, because it worked so well in Ride to Hell?

      Reply

      • Umar's Crown

        June 6, 2014 at 08:42

        LOL………….Can’t think of anything else but AJ when someone mentions that game

        Reply

    • Tiaan Pat

      June 6, 2014 at 08:59

      That trailer was awesome!!! Can’t we just fast forward to Feb next year?

      Reply

      • Umar's Crown

        June 6, 2014 at 08:59

        No, then we gonna miss out on The Evil Within and Dragon Age Origins lol

        Reply

        • Tiaan Pat

          June 6, 2014 at 09:15

          I don’t really care for them though…. I do want to see the Dota Internationals though.

          Reply

  2. Admiral Chief Blackburn

    June 6, 2014 at 07:58

    Now THAT is a collectors edition!

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 6, 2014 at 08:09

      My wallet is ready.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        June 6, 2014 at 08:11

        Mine isn’t, gonna have to mug grandma again

        Reply

      • Viking Of Science

        June 6, 2014 at 08:12

        saw it on a UK site for 130 pound sterling….

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 6, 2014 at 08:15

          Okay wallet, you’re going to have to do without lube…

          Reply

          • Willem Swanepoel

            June 6, 2014 at 11:21

            no need for lube, just use spit

  3. Admiral Chief Blackburn

    June 6, 2014 at 08:00

    BEST trailer I have seen in some time, CHOOOOOOOOO CHOOOOOOOOOOO I’m aboard!!!!!!!!

    Reply

    • Viking Of Science

      June 6, 2014 at 08:02

      It gets better, I watched the Presser last night…. GOG is changing for the better as well… ๐Ÿ™‚

      Also…. Time to go pester Megarom about Collector’s Edition Availability…

      Reply

  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 6, 2014 at 08:07

    And for those that don’t know, if you don’t have Witcher 1 or 2 on GOG but rather on Steam, you can redeem a GOG copy using your Steam key, thus becoming eligible for the discounts.

    Reply

  5. Hammersteyn

    June 6, 2014 at 08:07

    • Admiral Chief Blackburn

      June 6, 2014 at 08:19

      Count me in!

      Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 6, 2014 at 08:45

      I’ll take two tickets please.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Blackburn

        June 6, 2014 at 09:05

        Taking your “friend” Rince along?

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 6, 2014 at 09:14

          No, it’s a backup ticket in case I lose the first one. Who is Rince? O_o

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief Blackburn

            June 6, 2014 at 09:15

            XD

  6. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 6, 2014 at 08:07

    MINI-ME! GET OFF THE LAZOR, I WANT TO HUMP IT.

    Reply

  7. Viking Of Science

    June 6, 2014 at 08:10

    I love that CDPR have blown Bioware out of the water, Going online, it seems that nobody cares about DA:I anymore, now that W3 has a concrete date, an Awesome Collector’s Ed. and 2 minutes of in-engine footage/

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 6, 2014 at 08:19

      DA:Irrelevant #AMIRITE!

      Reply

      • Viking Of Science

        June 6, 2014 at 08:33

        haha, The problem with Bioware, is they’ve become the Coen brothers of Game development.
        They treat their games like: “hey, we’re Bioware, you’ll play this no matter how badly we fuck up”

        That was “Burn after reading” with the Coens

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          June 6, 2014 at 08:34

          Then they fit in well with EA

          Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 6, 2014 at 08:40

          That’s precisely why I don’t buy into studio hype. Same thing for movie directors, actors, etc. ALL of them have stinkers.

          Relying on their name to sell a product instead of the product itself says to me that it’s nothing special. Not that it’s bad, but that it’s being hyped.

          Reply

  8. Admiral Chief Blackburn

    June 6, 2014 at 08:20

    I see private matches are now available in Loadout!

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 6, 2014 at 08:22

      Who cares ๐Ÿ˜› Keep it on awesome topic please. Not interested in boring shooter snore fests ((c) oVg)

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Blackburn

        June 6, 2014 at 08:23

        Hah, I stopped playing ages ago, just thought I’d put that out there.

        I’m in the mood of doing W1 -> W2 marathon after watching that awesome vid

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 6, 2014 at 08:37

          heh just kidding. I saw the mail for Loadout last night & thought it was cool, but then I saw this & went BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          Reply

  9. Hammersteyn

    June 6, 2014 at 08:23

    “Once we were many now we are few” Transformers?

    Reply

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      June 6, 2014 at 08:24

      well, it is a transformational experience to become a witcher. and there is more to them than meets the eye.

      Reply

      • Umar's Crown

        June 6, 2014 at 08:27

        Witchers in disguise?

        Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        June 6, 2014 at 08:28

        Though Optimus never tried to get lucky with a VW beetle.

        Reply

  10. Hammersteyn

    June 6, 2014 at 08:25

    Epic music is epic

    Reply

  11. Hammersteyn

    June 6, 2014 at 08:28

    buy.thewitcher.com, confidence levels so high they put buy in the URL

    Reply

    • Viking Of Science

      June 6, 2014 at 08:34

      And with good reason, last night, the traffic on the site was astronomical…. the server couldn’t cope.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        June 6, 2014 at 08:35

        That’s cool because this game will be worth every penny, it’s just amazing that EA didn’t do this first

        Reply

  12. FoXTiSiTY

    June 6, 2014 at 08:29

    Erm did anyone notice the 24 Feb 2014 release date? Shouldn’t it be perhaps 2015? Otherwise it has been released 4 months ago O_O and why don’t I have it then??

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      June 6, 2014 at 08:31

      LOL I think most just went straight to the trailer.

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 6, 2014 at 08:33

        Just how many time zones did Zoe go through when she went to the US? O_O

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          June 6, 2014 at 08:33

          Maybe she’s a time traveler?

          Reply

          • FoXTiSiTY

            June 6, 2014 at 09:07

            Take me with! Life would be so much different with time travel…

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      June 6, 2014 at 09:10

      *time traveling ninja edit* nothing to see here – go watch the trailer again

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Blackburn

        June 6, 2014 at 09:15

        Busted

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          June 6, 2014 at 09:28

          She should go forward in time and get us the release date for HL3

          Reply

          • FoXTiSiTY

            June 6, 2014 at 10:11

            You just killed another STARK! How dare you! :'(

          • Hammersteyn

            June 6, 2014 at 10:41

            LOL!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 6, 2014 at 10:13

            Well if Witcher 3 is being released 3/4 months ago, HL3 will be released some time in 2001.

          • Hammersteyn

            June 6, 2014 at 10:41

            Stop making sense!

  13. Hammersteyn

    June 6, 2014 at 08:30

    The environment looks fantastic!

    Reply

    • FoXTiSiTY

      June 6, 2014 at 12:38

      The story on a porn movie is sooo intense! lol

      Reply

  14. JHN

    June 6, 2014 at 08:33

    If you’ve red the books that trailer will get you very excited.

    Reply

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      June 6, 2014 at 17:48

      reading the books now – loving them!

      Reply

  15. Tiaan Pat

    June 6, 2014 at 08:52

    Oh my hat, the bonus content in both Digital and Collectors is crazy!!!! I want both… Can’t wait for this game to come out!!!! There is just so much win :O Discount on pre-order?? CD Projekt Red is so high in my books right now… Best way to please everyone that is interested in the game, they made sure that if you just got digital that you get so much more. For the other people there are the Collectors and Standard Box edition. I need to start saving now!

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 6, 2014 at 09:49

      THIS is why I love GOG & CDPR. You get these cool extras simply as part of buying the game. None of this “Oh, we had to use a staple when sealing the packet so we had to charge an extra $2 for that” that others like to throw around. It’s like buying a game in the 90’s all over again.

      Reply

      • Rincearbiterofhumour

        June 6, 2014 at 09:58

        Agreed. Man, I want the special edition.

        Reply

        • Tiaan Pat

          June 6, 2014 at 10:03

          Why can’t i have both?? I want the Collectors and the extras of the Digital ๐Ÿ™ I want Neverwinter Nights

          Reply

      • Tiaan Pat

        June 6, 2014 at 10:04

        It does feel like the 90’s again for W3! So much Win!

        Reply

  16. oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

    June 6, 2014 at 08:52

    If you are a true game connoisseur, then is is a blind pre-order out of the box no questions asked.

    Reply

    • Acornbread

      June 6, 2014 at 17:36

      Hells yes.

      Reply

  17. geelslang

    June 6, 2014 at 09:18

    Good, now I know when to upgrade my PC.

    Reply

  18. Rock789

    June 6, 2014 at 09:34

    I’ve had this on pre-order since it was announced… But that Collector’s Edition… I must have it!! Oh please, PLEASE let the Collector’s Edition be available in SA…

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 6, 2014 at 09:49

      If it’s not my friend in the UK is getting a call lol

      Reply

      • Rock789

        June 6, 2014 at 09:51

        Dude, if it’s not… Then you friend may need to get 2 calls! ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 6, 2014 at 09:58

          “Hey Brad… have you ever considered starting a gaming import/export business? Because I have an idea…”

          Reply

          • Rock789

            June 6, 2014 at 10:06

            “And guess what? I already have 2 customers lined up for you! How awesome is that!” ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Acornbread

      June 6, 2014 at 17:36

      We have a local distributor so fingers crossed….

      Reply

  19. Brenz

    June 6, 2014 at 09:43

    Holy shit, Im not usually in to these gimmicks, but in this case its actually worth it.
    Might just pre order that collectors edition…..
    I love you CD Projeckt Red, If you were a woman I would want you to mother my children.

    Reply

  20. Rincearbiterofhumour

    June 6, 2014 at 09:58

    I’m so hard for this game it’s upsetting my chi.

    Reply

    • Rock789

      June 6, 2014 at 10:06

      chi-tea…? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 6, 2014 at 10:10

        with (redacted) biscuits I’m betting.

        Reply

  21. Willem Swanepoel

    June 6, 2014 at 11:22

    Put R150 away every month and you will be ready for the CE ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Reply

  22. Nikola

    June 6, 2014 at 12:44

    I am definitely 100% getting that collectors edition I just have to:))

    Reply

  23. Tauriq Moosa

    June 6, 2014 at 12:58

    Looks stunning and beautiful and there’s clear passion. I still really hate this series. I know I’m almost alone in thinking this. Goddamn its gorgeous though.

    Reply

    • Acornbread

      June 6, 2014 at 17:39

      Why?

      Reply

  24. CAE9872

    June 6, 2014 at 13:05

    I want that collector’s edition.

    Reply

  25. Galbedir

    June 6, 2014 at 13:09

    Ahhh….CDprojektRED…You are a light in this darkened gaming world. Take my wallet. Pre ordering as soon as possible

    Reply

  26. Acornbread

    June 6, 2014 at 17:34

    This. All of it.

    Reply

  27. MichaelMatusowsky

    June 6, 2014 at 22:32

    Good thing I picked up Witcher 1 and 2. This looks fucking EPIC.

    Reply

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