The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Magic Hour

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If you’re any­thing like us chances are you still haven’t left the Hin­ter­lands in Dragon Age: In­qui­si­tion, which is why it’s prob­a­bly good news that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was re­cently de­layed till May. But worry not, fan­tasy RPG fans, the fi­nal chap­ter of Ger­alt’s story will be worth the wait.

“This time we wanted to fo­cus more on the per­sonal life of Ger­alt, on his re­la­tions with his loved ones,” says CD Pro­jekt Red’s Marcin Mo­mot. “That be­ing said, it’s not a love story and Ger­alt will have to face an evil more bru­tal than any­thing he faced in the past – the Wild Hunt.”

As well as shift­ing the fo­cus from the pol­i­tics of the witcher’s un­named con­ti­nent to Ger­alt him­self, The Witcher 3 in­tro­duces a colos­sal open world 20% big­ger than Skyrim, where 80 unique mon­sters can be tracked and slain.

“It was nat­u­ral for us to move to an open world af­ter The Witcher 2,” Mo­mot ex­plains. “It en­ables play­ers to travel and ex­plore.”

As be­fore, the moral choices Ger­alt faces won’t al­ways be black and white. “Some­times you will see the con­se­quences of your de­ci­sions right af­ter mak­ing a choice,” says Mo­mot. “But your ac­tions will have reper­cus­sions through­out the whole game, most no­tably at the end.”

Af­ter al­most a decade telling Ger­alt’s story CD Pro­jekt Red have cho­sen to go out on a high. “Ev­ery epic story should have an epic fi­nale! We don’t want to milk gamers and make a mil­lion games about Ger­alt so peo­ple hate him, in­stead of feel­ing ex­cited to play the games.” The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is re­leased on PS4, Xbox One and PC on 19 May.

And we thought the seag­ulls in Bath were bad.

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