The Witcher 3 launches February 24 next year, E3 trailer reveals

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

By on June 6, 2014 at 7:49 am

This new E3 trailer for The Witcher 3, shown off very early this morning by CD Projekt RED, does a couple of things. Firstly, it makes me angry. Angry because I have to wait until after my birthday next year to play The Witcher 3, which I wanted so very badly to be doing by the end of this year. Over Christmas or something. But I can’t do that. Sob.

Secondly, the trailer shows precisely why The Witcher 3 is probably the go-to action RPG out of everything you’ll see at E3. It’s got the characters, the story, the world, the looks and the political intrigue. And Triss is back, which I’m eternally grateful for. But you can get hyped for yourselves by watching the whole video below.

To go with the new trailer, information has also been released about the Wild Hunt collector’s edition. The retail version contains the official soundtrack, stickers, protective sleeve, a map of the in-game world and a compendium about the universe of The Witcher, while the collector’s edition has all of the above, as well as a 33x24x26 cm Geralt figurine battling a Griffin, a Witcher medallion, SteelBook box and a 200-page artbook.

The figurine looks bloody impressive, I might add. The Witcher 3 launches February 24 next year. Only 8 months and 18 days to go.

25 comments (Leave your own)
Some_Bored_Dude

Things to do while waiting for The Witcher 3

-Watch trailer(s) again
-Pre Order
-Replay The Witcher
-Replay The Witcher 2
-Look at the date again
-Repeat.

 

Can not wait!

 
Muted_Knights

Loved the first two games, I’m very excited :D

 

Looks incredible, but they have got AU tax on it at gog – proxy up to Russia to buy for $20 instead of $89 (lolwtf). US prices is ~$60. Im all for supporting good games but im not gonna get fuckin ripped off.

Digital price “regionalisation” has no place anymore. The internet has no boundaries – should be one price globally.

 

yepyepyepyepyepyep

 

probits,

Unless I’m mistaken, GOG agrees with you. When Witcher 2 came out they removed the automatic region fixing and said they “trust” the consumer to set their location correctly. This was after censorship and such for the Australian version of the game.

Just tell them you live in the states in your account settings mate.

 

If you own copies of Witcher 1 & 2 they have an extra discount available (even if on Steam). Not sure what that might do to any regional pricing options.

At least they are nice enough to automatically give the price gouge back in store credit.

 

Gonna be the best game ever … just sayin’.

 

aphyosis,

Doesn’t seem to be working at the moment. Set my region to the US, prices are still AU :(

 

aphyosis,
ottomatic,

Definitely does not work – mine has been set to US since i bought witcher 2 ages ago. However a proxy def does work i was able to make a purchase using a US proxy and an AU cc.

Im guessing this is a contractual issue with namco bandai. To further extrapolate i’d say that no publisher was willing to distribute without some sort of functional regional pricing model (that incorporated digtal sales as well). Greedy c*nts (publishers not CDR)

 

My poor, poor 480′s are finally going to meet their maker.

 

0:27 that water texture. Only pointing that out because everything else looks flawless haha! Looks like an incredibly rich and detailed game :D

 

Just put a preorder in for the CE. That statue looks amazing!

 

If you buy the game off gog.com and you already own The Witcher 2 through that service it’s $76.50. There’s also this:

“Gamers who are paying in EUR, GBP, and AUD are generally charged more for the games that they buy than gamers in the US. We don’t see much sense in that, so we’ve come up with a solution that lets us treat everyone in those regions more fairly (without giving our legal team a heart attack). For The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt pre-orders GOG.com will make up the difference out of our own pocket by providing users with a mix of $9.99 and $5.99 game codes.”

I wouldn’t be surprised if the publisher is behind the price to be honest.

 

I just pre-ordered it from GoG. It was AUD$71.99 (discount for having Witcher 1 and 2 on GoG), and I got two USD$9.99 vouchers. So it works out to be around $50 for the game itself. Got some immediate bonuses (Neverwinter Nights Diamond, Witcher comic).

Without Witcher 1/2 discount it says A$80.99 and with one $9.99 + two $5.99 vouchers.

 
Nasty Wet Smear

I could actually be dead before this comes out! I’m not dying or anything, but what if I’m hit by a bus?!… WHY AREN’T THEY THINKING OF MY NEEDS?

 

ottomatic,

probits,

I stand corrected! Sorry gents, I was hoping to be a little ray of sunshine on our barren little rock.

 

probits:
aphyosis,
ottomatic,

Definitely does not work – mine has been set to US since i bought witcher 2 ages ago.However a proxy def does work i was able to make a purchase using a US proxy and an AU cc.

Im guessing this is a contractual issue with namco bandai.To further extrapolate i’d say that no publisher was willing to distribute without some sort of functional regional pricing model (that incorporated digtal sales as well).Greedy c*nts (publishers not CDR)

While I agree that regional pricing has gotten out of hand, to suggest that just any price difference over regions makes someone a greedy c*nt is a pretty generalised and ignorant statement.

The internet may have no boundaries but the local stores that they compete against do and if there were no regional pricing it would create an extreme unfair advantage to overseas online sellers that don’t have to deal with the extremely high leasing and wage costs that we deal with in Australia not to mention the fact that they don’t pay any GST and the many other factors that are involved that make it more then a simple “OMG i’m being ripped off by corporate fatcats” situation that you are making it out to be.

 

The internet may have no boundaries but the local stores that they compete against do and if there were no regional pricing it would create an extreme unfair advantage to overseas online sellers that don’t have to deal with the extremely high leasing and wage costs that we deal with in Australia not to mention the fact that they don’t pay any GST and the many other factors that are involved that make it more then a simple “OMG i’m being ripped off by corporate fatcats” situation that you are making it out to be.

Do you think it is the local stores that are setting the higher prices?? Publishers sell them at an inflated wholesale price which the retailers have no option but to pass on. It’s not like they are getting them at $AU20 a game then selling em for $80 or $90 no its more like they’re sold to them for $AU40 – 70 and then selling on.

If I’m making a purchase to a company in another country with absolutely none of the profit being shared locally (via taxes or kickbacks) then I damn well want the same price as everyone else and not to be gouged just because my digital bits come from another country.

They are greedy c*nts – you’re just lapping up the PR spin they spew to protect these inflated prices. There is no reason to justify price hikes based on regional location FOR DIGITAL PRODUCTS.

 

probits: Do you think it is the local stores that are setting the higher prices??Publishers sell them at an inflated wholesale price which the retailers have no option but to pass on.It’s not like they are getting them at $AU20 a game then selling em for $80 or $90 no its more like they’re sold to them for $AU40 – 70 and then selling on.

If I’m making a purchase to a company in another country with absolutely none of the profit being shared locally (via taxes or kickbacks) then I damn well want the same price as everyone else and not to be gouged just because my digital bits come from another country.

They are greedy c*nts – you’re just lapping up the PR spin they spew to protect these inflated prices.There is no reason to justify price hikes based on regional location FOR DIGITAL PRODUCTS.

I don’t disagree that regional pricing is out of hand but it’s just not as simple as you make it out to be.

We have a different economy then other countries and we pay a higher price for luxury items, if you want the same pricing as the US then you should also be for having the same minimum wages as the US because you can’t have everything.

I’m not lapping up a PR spin I own a small retail business and deal with the problems of online stores and inflated Australian wholesale pricing everyday, but clearly I’m the stupid one for trying to make a logical argument on the internet, my apologies.

 
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