While we wait for the release of a new Witcher game, CD Projekt Red has a new augmented reality mobile game to keep fans of the franchise occupied.
The Witcher: Monster Slayer, developed in collaboration with Spokko, will be available on iOS and Android devices on July 21. This title is a location-based RPG that puts players in the shoes of a Witcher, similar to Niantic’s Pokémon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and Catan: World Explorers.
Players will be able to travel across the continent, or in this case, your neighborhood and beyond, tracking and identifying a variety of beasts to fight and slay. The Leshen, an iconic monster from games and books, is depicted in a terrifying manner in the trailer above. Trolls and griffins are among the creatures depicted in the screenshots below.
Day-and-night cycles, as well as weather systems, will be present, and your real-world location will have a direct impact on them. This will almost certainly influence the types of monsters encountered in the game.
Here is the official description for the game:
The Witcher: Monster Slayer is an augmented-reality exploration game that challenges you to become an elite monster hunter. As you explore the real world around you, each step will take you deeper into a dark fantasy adventure unlike any other.
Track monsters, learn their habits, and prepare for battle. Select the best weapons and armor, and brew powerful witcher potions to gain the upper hand before you begin a battle. As you gain experience and take on more dangerous foes, you will need to improve your skills, your gear, and your tactics in order to become a monster slayer of true renown.
TRACK YOUR TARGETS — Use real-time weather conditions, time of day, and all your witcher senses to hunt monsters living around you.
EXPLORE ADVANCED AUGMENTED REALITY — Make the dark fantasy world of the Witcher your reality with AR features that change your perception of places you thought you knew.
EMBARK ON ADVENTURES — Experience quests that propel you through deep, story-driven adventures inspired by the Witcher series.
GATHER TROPHIES FROM FALLEN FOES — Defeat dozens of different beasts and grow a collection worthy of a true monster slayer.
Android users can already pre-register via the Google Play Store.