Geralt of Rivea has been a staple of modern gaming for as long as we can remember. However, ever since the Game of the year outing in 2015, The Witcher as a series has gone from strength to strength, captivating audiences with its vast and rich world.
The success of the game series warranted a live-action Netflix series and in turn, the success of this show seem to entice more casual players to play the game. In short, it’s been a very successful few years for Geralt and the gang.
So with that in mind, it seems that CD Projekt Red wants to expand their horizons and tighten their grip on the mobile gaming market. Yes, the series does have the fabulous card game Gwent batting in this category. However, it seems that The Witcher will take inspiration from games like Pokémon: Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite with the new release, The Witcher: Monster Slayer.
Another AR Adventure
Much like the aforementioned games, Monster Slayer will use AR technology to combine real-world locations and the fantastical creatures of The Witcher series. Players will have to scour the local area for the fearsome creatures that Geralt has dealt with in the pursuit of coin. The concept is very similar to that of Pokémon Go. However, instead of capturing these creatures, you will battle them by engaging in combat and slaying the beasts to complete challenges.
While we have only seen a 54-minute demonstration of the game at Witchercon. We can already tell that this game is competently made and will offer a familiar, yet fresh experience for fans of this mobile game format. Plus, for those that want to know more about the lore and the wildlife from The Witcher series, there is hardly a better way than becoming a professional monster hunter.
For those that missed the official demonstration, here is a video of the recent stream:
When Does Monster Slayer Release?
After much anticipation, a release date was finally given for this project. Fans can expect to download this game on the July 21st, 2021. However, there is still the opportunity to sign up for pre-registration if players want to get a head start on their fellow monster hunters. It is also worth noting that this game will be released on both IOS and Android platforms, so no keen Witcher fan will miss out on this one.
We can only hope that Polish developers Spokko can produce a final product that does the series proud and allows gamers to live their monster-slaying fantasy. I know I’m definitely excited about this one! But, are you? May the best Witcher slay the most beasts!
Well that’s our news regarding the new game in the Witcher series for mobile, The Witcher: Monster Slayer. What do you make of the news? Do you think that this game is a good direction for the series? Are you excited for the second season of The Witcher’s live-action Netflix series? Let us know in the comments section below.