Game of Thrones may be about to scratch the itch when it returns next week for its anticipated fifth season, though one video game that will have no doubt been high on the wish list of fantasy aficionados is CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher III: Wild Hunt. As the conclusive chapter in Geralt of Rivia’s storyline, there’s a lot of expectation resting on the game’s burly shoulders, particularly when you consider just how well received its predecessor was back in 2011.
Now, after a four-year hiatus, the White Wolf is due to return for Wild Hunt, and IGN has uploaded the first 15 minutes of gameplay to give you a taste of what to expect when the threequel launches next month.
From the footage released thus far, we’ve seen the epic scope of Novigrad and its surrounding areas, the monstrous creatures you’ll come up against and the fact that your overarching quest will revolve around Cirilla, a character familiar to those well versed in the franchise’s lore.
It’s an adventure that will have your protagonist avast the high seas and explore the game’s rich open-world, though it’d far from the only attraction. As a matter of fact, CD Projekt Red have been quoted saying that The Witcher III: Wild Hunt will take a full 200 hours to complete once you factor in all of the complimentary side-missions and quests. So, best get clearing that schedule.
At long last, The Witcher III: Wild Hunt will make its bow across PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on May 19.