World-famous developer CD Projekt Red has just announced a new augmented reality game named The Witcher: Monster Slayer. It is based on the world of the witcher, with every asset taken right out of their best game, Witcher 3. In this article, we would list out everything you need to know about this free game. You can probably even call this game Witcher 3 Monster Slayer. Visit The Witcher: Monster Slayer home page to register for the game.

1 - What is Augmented Reality?

Unlike what people would have expected, The Witcher: Monster Slayer picked the “Augmented Reality” style, which requires a lot of resources compared to traditional mobile games. The game would be similar to Pokemon Go, in which players would explore the real world to track and fight monsters instead of capturing them.

This is definitely a very ambitious choice, as you need to adapt the global map of the Earth into the game. The world around you would be transformed into The Witcher’s dark fantasy realms - and once familiar locations would now be infested with dangerous beasts and monsters.

2 - Story of The Witcher: Monster Slayer

The game was set long before the events of the Witcher Trilogy - at the golden age of the monster slayers. For people who are not familiar to the series - at the time of Geralt and friends, the whole Witcher order has dwindled down into just a few members traveling around the continent, due to the lack of supernatural beasts and monsters, with human's developments all over the place.

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Monster Slayer Witcher 3: Adventure and hunting monsters in the real world - just like Pokemon Go

In the past, there are a lot more of them - which lets witchers many chances to perform their job. This period is when The Witcher: Monster Slayer is set in. You would step into the shoes of a random monster slayers and strive to be the best witcher there is, slaying all manners of foul monsters and beasts. This is pretty much the hardcore version of Pokemon, in which instead of capturing monsters, you KILL them.

3 - Gameplay of The Witcher: Monster Slayer

Quests and Stories

Unlike the other artificial reality game, Pokemon Go, The Witcher: Monster Slayer would be much more complex, with a complete system of story-driven quests instead of just "catch 'em all". Storytelling is one of the strongest points of the Witcher series and looks like even a mobile game like The Witcher: Monster Slayer is going to get the full course treatment - prepare for an epic adventure inspired by the dark fantasy series.

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Monster Slayer Witcher 3: Various creatures and quests all over the map of your world - the difficulties vary

Battles and Roleplaying

You would be able to fight pretty much every type of monsters you have encountered in your witcher 3 playthrough - there are nearly 100 types of monsters, with numerous subtypes. The best part of the fight is that you are going to do it in the first person. The combat would be RPG style, with various elements taken straight from witcher 3 like weapon oil, crafted potions, bombs and witcher equipment. With the vast and deep world of the Witcher containing all manners of strange monsters, you would definitely be able to spend a decent amount of time on the game.

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The Witcher 3 wild hunt monster slayer: fight against giants monsters which were part of the witcher 3 world

There would be lore to further explaining the intricate details of the world as well - if you are already a fan of the Witcher 3, this would not be something you skip. For each monster you killed, a special trophy would be added to your inventory, with details and information about that monster. There would also be special unique monsters who haven't yet appeared in the main witcher series as well.

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The Witcher 3 wild hunt monster slayer: You would get a lot of lores about these monsters through the trophy system of the game

Not sure if you would be able to play Gwent, however. While you can already play it as a standalone app, some people prefer the simpler version of Gwent in Witcher 3.

4 - Verdict for Witcher 3 Monster Slayer

Overall, CDPR is taking a massive risk in creating this project - with such a massive scale, they would be screwed pretty hard if Monster Slayer does not take off. However, they have definitely stayed true to their style, with every game being heavily invested upon, with great production value. Finally, a witcher game has been announced for mobile devices - we haven't gotten any of them before.

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