The Witcher franchise has taken various forms since its original book series by Andrzej Sapkowski. It has a well-received Netflix adaptation, a card game, a table-top roleplaying game, and now, a mobile augmented reality game similar to Pokemon Go is in the making.
On Wednesday, CD Projekt announced The Witcher: Monster Slayer, a location-based AR RPG mobile game that’s free to play on both Android and iOS. It’s developed and published by Spokko, who is also a member of CD Projekt. They released a trailer for the game as well, which you can watch below:
Not much is known about the game so far, but from what we can glean from the trailer, it’s a game that’s very similar to Pokemon Go wherein you walk around with your phone and encounter different monsters. Instead of trying to capture Pokemon, though, you’ll be faced with terrifying creatures that you’ll have to defeat.
CD Projekt also states in their announcement:
“The game, featuring console-grade visuals, challenges you to explore the world around you while tracking, studying, and fighting monsters. You can use time of day and real-life weather conditions to your advantage, but most importantly, always come to the fight prepared! In order to defeat tougher enemies you can brew powerful potions and oils, craft bombs and monster bait as well as upgrade your character’s skills and equipment.”
There’s more to the game than just walking around, though. You will have to do story-driven quests that will take you on adventures throughout your area. There’s no release date yet, but we hope it’s after the pandemic so that we can experience The Witcher: Monster Slayer in its full glory.