Posts Tagged ‘CD Projekt Red’

Witcher 3 Game Of The Year Edition Brings New Patch

“Wait for the Game of the Year Edition,” they tell you, tapping their nose conspiratorially. “Never pay a milliner – you can restore your hat by felting your navel fluff,” they hiss. “And remember to hang fennel above your door to ward off witches.”

I’m not sure how useful the GotY tip is now, given that games and their DLC season passes go on sale every other week, but I know some of you still believe. If you have been waiting for a GotY Edition before playing The Witcher 3 [official site], then I bring good news: that’s out today. For the rest of us, hey, a new patch is here too.

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How About A Round Of Gwent? But Not Til October

The breakout star of The Witcher 3 was in-world card game Gwent [official site], which proved so beloved that a full, free-to-play standalone spin-off was greenlit. It includes, of course, the all-important multiplayer mode, which The Witcher 3’s strictly vs AI version lacked. Our Adam declared nu-Gwent to be “one of the best games at E3” when he had a fiddle with an early build back in June, and I do trust that boy’s taste (I’m only saying that because he’s away at the moment so won’t read this). CD Projekt planned to release a beta next month, but sadly it’s slipped.
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How The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine’s Monster Design Shows How Far The Series Has Come

The Witcher 3’s second and last expansion, Blood and Wine, does a fantastic job of bringing the series to a close. CD Projekt clearly wanted to finish Geralt’s story with a flourish and this is evident in so much of the expansion’s design.

It’s also a conclusion that brings the series full circle, although it does so in a way that, in typical CD Projekt fashion, is much subtler than you might expect from a game of this ilk. There’s no getting the gang back together for a round of drinks and to reminisce about the Good Times (well, there’s a little bit of that if you know where to look), and no revisiting of important locations from earlier games. Instead, Blood & Wine looks back at the series as a whole through its enemies.

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The Witcher 3’s Gwent Card Game Going F2P Standalone

That there Ian Video Games was telling the truth, you know: The Witcher 3‘s card game Gwent is being spun off into its own standalone game. Gwent: The Witcher Card Game [official site] will be free-to-play, and is due to enter beta in September.

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Rumour: The Witcher’s Gwent Becomes Own Game

You’ll never guess what Ian Video Games heard down at the trademark and patent office! Oh, yes, of course someone said “This is the daftest idea I’ve ever heard”, you’re right there. His patent does make a certain sort of sense if you think about it, though. Inevitably some Frankenstein will make a perpetual motion machine by strapping buttered toast to a cat and hurling it off a roof – but how will they safely attach the toast to the cat? Cushioned heat-resistant toast straps. Always thinking ahead, that Ian.

Anyway, no, the other thing he heard: someone filing a trademark for a standalone version of Gwent, the card game from The Witcher 3.

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Collect ‘Em All: The Witcher 3 Adding Gwent Card Finder

Yes, yes the Blood & Wine expansion sounds great, but here’s the really exciting thing coming to The Witcher 3 [official site] next week: a magical book which tells Geralt where to find every Gwent card. A treasure worth more than any gem! Oh, yeah, and I guess patch 1.20 will improve the interface and add an option to enable difficulty upscaling if folks want a tougher time but LOOK magical Gwent book is what matters.

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Wot I Think: The Witcher 3: Blood And Wine

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [official site] is one of the best RPGs ever made, and the first DLC, Hearts of Stone, certainly didn’t let the side down. Now, Geralt’s final adventure comes to an end in a terrorised land. Is it a fitting finale? Here’s Wot I Think.

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Headbang to a Rockin’ Witcher 3: Blood and Wine Trailer

Blood and Wine, the upcoming final expansion to The Witcher 3 [official site], is due out May 31 and to get your blood pumping CD Projekt Red released this trailer showing off lots of story and dialogue. And because there’s nothing more metal than having a vampire bite your neck, CDPR went ahead and set the whole thing to a bumping alternative rock song because apparently they can just do what they want now and tone be damned.

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CDP: ‘There Won’t Be Any Witcher 4 Any Time Soon’

Chinny-reckon! Only superhero movies and Star Wars announce sequels years in advance. Everyone else pretends nope, there’s just this one thing we’re doing right now and you’ll have to wait to find out if there’ll ever be another. And so it is that CD Projekt Red are protesting that they have no current plans for a fourth Witcher game, claiming that the upcoming Blood & Wine expansion for The Witcher 3 “is the end.”

CHINNY-RECKON.
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The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine Vid Introduces Toussaint

Geralt is heading off to Toussaint on May 31st in Blood and Wine, the second and final expansion for The Witcher 3 [official site], so here’s a little tourist information video teasing what to expect. Rolling hills! Vineyards! The world’s largest mountain! A city built upon the ruins of an elven city after humans went all kill-happy! Fine wines! Monsters in the wine cellars! Everything you could want in a holiday, except one of those neckstraps which holds your wine glass while you get sloshed at the tasting.

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The Witcher 3: Blood And Wine Expansion Due May 31st

“THE LAND OF WINE IS DRENCHED IN BLOOD” shout CD Projekt RED as they announce that the second The Witcher 3 [official site] expansion, named Blood and Wine, will launch on May 31st. Yeah, you like to think you’d stick to white wine or clear spirits to be safe but man, stop being such a baby: just drink that blooded wine; we’re all doing it. Blood and Wine will jaunt off to the realm of Toussaint, a vast new area to explore with plenty of quests and all that. Have a peek in this new short trailer:

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Bughunt: The Witcher 3 Rolls Out Patch 1.12

The Witcher 3 [official site] is jetting off to Toussaint with its second expansion this year, but it’s always important to tidy up before you go on holiday. Awfully grim to come home to mess and clutter. Spending your first night back in an unmade, sweaty bed is a miserable end to things. So developers CD Projekt RED have put together another patch for TW3 and its first expansion, Heart of Stone, to clear up lots of small but niggling complaints – the equivalent of clearing the fridge of cheese that’ll go bad while you’re away.

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The RPS Advent Calendar, Dec 22nd: The Witcher 3

What is the best open world game of 2015? The RPS Advent Calendar highlights our favourite games from throughout the year, and behind today’s door is…

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt!

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Witcher 3 Expansion Screens Reveal La Belle Toussaint

The first expansion for The Witcher 3 [official site], Hearts of Stone, let Geralt into new areas of the game’s map (and is pretty great, says Cobbo). Expansion number two, Blood and Wine, will be a larger affair visiting a whole new area of the Witching world, the France-y Toussaint. And what does Toussaint look like? A lovely place for your summer hols, going by the first two ‘screenshots’ (they look touched-up to me).

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The Myth Behind The Monsters of The Witcher 3

The Northern Kingdoms of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [official site] is a realm ravaged by war, pestilence, and greed. And, try as he might, Geralt continually finds himself trapped between the political maneuverings of the Northern Kingdom’s most ambitious contenders. So it’s easy to forget that Geralt’s true calling in life is as a monster slayer. Lucky for him the Northern Kingdoms has no shortage of monsters.

While some of these beasts have enjoyed plenty of spotlight in other fiction, CD Projekt Red have dug deep into their own Eastern and Northern European ancestry to bring to life a mythology underrepresented in the echelons of generic fantasy creatures. We’re all familiar with dragons and vampires, but what about the lesser known beasts that bloody Geralt’s blade? The leshen, alps and botchlings? I’ve rounded up some of my favorite monsters from the Witcher series and the legends that inspired them so that we can contrast their depictions in the game, while getting a mythology lesson at the same time.

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The Witcher 3: Hearts Of Stone Expansion Now Out

The Witcher III: Hearts of Stone [official site], the game’s first major story expansion, is out now. Hearts of Stone adds a new 10-hour quest involving Geralt and The Wild Hunt’s Olgierd von Everec. According to our review, it “shows just about every other company how it’s done,” which is high praise from Richard Cobbett, a man who has played all games.

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Wot I Think: The Witcher III: Hearts Of Stone

The Witcher III: Hearts Of Stone [official site] has a simple moral: be careful what you wish for, unless it’s more The Witcher III, obviously. Taking place after the main campaign, though not at all related to it, Hearts of Stone is a ten hour tale of ambition, of regret, of manipulation, cruelty and sorrow that gets to push aside fears of the incoming apocalypse in favour of focusing deep on the series’ love of finding compassion in the most cynical of situations. The worst I can say is that it’s ‘just’ more of The Witcher 3 to play, but rarely has that word more deserved its air-quotes.

Here’s Wot I Think, as if you haven’t already guessed.

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Latest Witcher 3 Patch Has *13 Pages* Of Notes

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [official site] patch 1.10 is a bit of a monster, it seems. It comprises some 600 fixes, none of which appear to be major but suggest an impressive commitment to refining an already slick game. If you want to find out what they all are, then you’ll need to sit down with large mug of tea and this here 13-page PDF file.
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The Witcher 3: Hearts Of Stone Expansion Launch Trailer

The launch trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Hearts of Stone [official site] expansion has been unveiled and, as you might expect, it looks very pretty. It’s out one week from today on October 13 and before I go any further, why not pop down below and take a look for yourself?

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Cyberpunk “Bigger Than Anything CD Projekt Has Done”

Details about Cyberpunk 2077 [official site], CD Projekt RED’s long-in-the-making sci-fi RPG that will, so far as we know, be their follow-up to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [official site], are rarer than miracle cures for wartime Russian mycotoxins. Even rarer is the slightest implication of a release date. However, CDP are happy to reveal that this is no mere experimental side project – “We’re really stepping into the unknown in terms of complexity and size.”

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