It’s time to sharpen those Silver Swords; you’re going to need them in The Witcher: Monster Slayer.
By now it should have been evident of my love for CD Projekt Red’s ‘The Witcher’ franchise and the developers themselves. It always had and always will have a special place with me, as a marvellous game with incredible storytelling. I even wrote an article on how it made an impact on me along the years.
Since the last instalment of The Witcher games, it has grown immensely in terms of popularity. In 2018, Geralt, the protagonist of the series, was featured as a character in Soul Calibur 6 with his story mode. In the same year, The Witcher universe expanded with another game called Thronebreaker, which was a singleplayer game of Gwent. He was even featured in Monster Hunter, in 2019, with a whole hunting mission against a Leshen.
Despite all of that, it’s been quite some time since we had a real Witcher game that allows us to do what Witchers do best, hunting monsters. Well now, The Witcher: Monster Slayer mobile game is here to change all that!
What is The Witcher: Monster Slayer?
Spokko, a member of the CD Project Red group, has developed and published the next spin-off game in The Witcher franchise. The Witcher: Monster Slayer, will be an augmented reality free to play mobile game that’s location-based.
If you’re familiar with the game Pokémon GO, then you know what to expect from an augmented reality mobile game. Generally, I’ve not been a fan of these types of games, frankly, due to its repetitiveness. However, Witcher: Monster Slayer seems to already planned for that by introducing the element of role-playing.
The game takes place before the adventures of The Witcher series; when monsters extensively populated the world. And as a new Witcher, your role as a monster hunter will lead you on the hunt for these creatures. If you’re as familiar as I am with the lore, you’ll appreciate how the premise of the game ties in with ‘Conjunction of the Spheres’ from The Witcher universe.
The Witcher: Monster Slayer will generally focus on fighting monsters, as well as tracking and studying them, as you explore and encounter them in the world.
As you progress, you can expect to face off stronger adversaries, and the key to defeating them will be in how well you’ve prepared beforehand. Potions, oils, bombs and baits will play a large role in determining how well your battles go, just like the Witcher series.
And what’s a Witcher game without stories that make it all worth the while? The game will consist of story-driven quests for players to tackle and enjoy while you come full circle with what it means to be a Witcher.
When and Where?
I can’t wait to try out this game, and I hope it’s as great as it sounds! Being a Witcher again and hunting monsters will be notably nostalgic. The Witcher: Monster Slayer will be coming to iOS and Android; however, there are no launch dates available yet.
If you would like to find more information, you can click here to visit the official site.