July 25, 2021

The Witcher Monster Slayer, the mobile AR game, already has a release date

The Witcher Monster Slayer, a mobile game based on Augmented Reality and geolocation, will be released on July 21 to become a monster hunter, like Geralt.

The new game in The Witcher franchise will make you feel like Geralt of Rivia, exploring the world and killing monsters … from our phones. The Witcher: Monster Slayer, the game based on augmented reality and geolocation in the style of Pokémon Go, already has a release date on iOS and Android: July 21. Será free to play.

The Witcher Monster Slayer will lead the monsters of the universe of Andrzej Sapkowski to our environment. If you played any such game, such as Pokémon Go, Jurassic World Alive, or Harry Potter Wizards Unite, you will recognize the same elements: the map will be filled with icons that will be monsters whom we will have to track and physically approach to defeat in combat.

The fighting is in real time and first person, as if we were seeing them in front of us, in the living room: we will be able to swing at them but also throw potions and other objects at them, which add strategy and spectacularity to the fighting. Our character will also be able to level up and craft these objects.

The meteorological conditions of our environment will affect, in real time, the kind of monsters that will emerge. They promise that there will be missions to follow, and that they will build their own narrative inspired by the CD Projekt RED video games, as we collect trophies from the beasts we defeat. Don’t expect to see Geralt, yes, because the story is set much earlier.

We will see more details of The Witcher Monster Slayer in just a week, during the Witchercon on July 9 and 10.

Spokko, a subsidiary of CD Projekt, has been the one who has developed this title, which is part of CD Projekt’s strategy to continue operating its franchises (The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077) with spin-offs beyond their massive PC and console games … especially when such games aren’t always a guarantee of success.

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The Witcher is not the only video game universe that reinvents itself as an Augmented Reality game: Taito and Square Enix Montréal are developing one of Space Invaders, and Niantic works on sagas as diverse as Transformers and Pikmin.