CD Projekt has announced that the latest game in The Witcher franchise will be releasing globally this July.
Developed by Spokko (a subsidiary of CD Projekt), The Witcher: Monster Slayer is a free-to-play location-based augmented reality role-playing game set before the events of the well-known video game series. The game looks to be taking inspiration from Pokémon GO.
The Witcher is an incredibly popular IP that has found success across multiple mediums. Originating as a book series, it received global fame after the release of the third title in CD Projekt Red’s trilogy, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt back in May 2015.
Since then Netflix has also released a TV adaptation starring Henry Cavill, with a second season scheduled to air in Q4 2021.
Monsters under the bed
"In Monster Slayer, players will see the world around them transformed into the dark-fantasy realm known from The Witcher universe," reads the blog post.
"As a freshly trained witcher themselves, they will engage with location-based gameplay and advanced augmented reality features to track down and hunt bloodthirsty monsters lurking nearby."
Pre-registration is now available on Google Play, with in-game rewards given to those players who sign up.
The Witcher: Monster Slayer will begin rolling out worldwide across iOS and Android on July 21st, 2021.
The Witcher: Monster Slayer originally soft-launched last September in New Zealand.
Another upcoming mobile game with a huge IP attached to it was Marvel Future Revolution from Netease. The game recently opened pre-registrations and similarly began testing via a soft launch.