New details on The Witcher 3 from EDGE

The notorious magazine EDGE  covered The Witcher 3 pretty extensively in their last edition. Apparently, CD Projekt RED aims for a 30fps experience on consoles, and will include a ‘Witcher sense’ that will be similar to Batman’s detective mode. The information leaked on Neogaf forums.

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Some of the details:

 

  • There will be no overt tutorial instead mechanics will gradually be introduced.
  • Combat system now has dodge in order to be closer to the pirouettes found in the books.
  • Geralt can choose to execute or spare bandits, though he can loot them either way.
  • They are targeting 30fps on console.
  • Geralt will change his stance according to the task he is faced with e.g. wary if surrounded by a pack of monsters.
  • They added Witcher sense similar to Batman’s Detective mode so you can see the weak points on monsters like The Fiend’s lungs, or outside of battle to recreate events like tracking a murderer.
  • The main storyline is 40-50hrs, and another 40-50 in the open world.
  • No “Fedex Quests.”
  • Choice and consequence will ripple across the world.
  • Don’t want to build a sandbox experience, storytelling is still the main goal.
  • Some locations: Skellige: Nordic-style archipelago, Slavic-like No Mans Land and city of Novigrad.
  • Geralt can jump. In-house motion capturing, though the horse was done somewhere else.

 

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is planned for a 2014 release on PC, PS4 and presumably Xbox One, although there hasn’t been any confirmation yet. I’m pretty sure we’ll know more during E3, though.

Alessio PalumboBy Alessio Palumbo (572 Posts)

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  • Festano

    If they maintain these features, it will be a great game

  • MarcoBoschini

    I loved the first Witcher, completely finished two times!  Witcher 2 instead was super crap imho…i just inistalled it after couple of hours. I don’t know if i can play the 3rd if i skipped the second…is the plot in any way related?

    • http://www.worldsfactory.net/ WorldsFactory

      MarcoBoschini I’m pretty sure it is related. Honestly I think The Witcher 2 is a good game, although a bit overrated perhaps. I welcome the change into an open world experience.

    • Alex

      The game evolution from TW1 to 2 was astounding, though TW2 totally lost momentum halfway through the game. If CDPR actually learned from the mistakes they’ve made with TW2 (and build on the stuff they got right), The Witcher 3 might genuine by one of the best video games ever made. I know those are mighty words, but really, I think we’re in for a real treat with TW3. As for your question, I’ve read that you don’t have to play any of the previous games to enjoy the 3rd, although since the Witcher appeal is so fundamentally lore-based, it really can’t hurt to experience the first two games.

 

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