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-ray™ 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 (10”), 100% hand painted, Polystone figure of Geralt of Rivia battling a Griffin
  • An exquisite, collector-grade Witcher medallion
  • A one-of-a-kind SteelBook™ box
  • A two-hundred-page artbook, containing breathtaking art from the game
  • Huge outer and inner Collector’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
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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

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