CD Projekt Red has posted the E3 2014 gameplay demo of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the third part to its epic fantasy RPG trilogy based on the novels of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Wild Hunt will be the developer’s largest game yet, with a world that is said to be 35 times larger than the one from The Witcher 2 and 20-percent larger than the game by which we measure all open worlds now, Skyrim.
The video shows albino monster-hunting series protagonist Geralt of Rivia going about his witching business: delivering a griffin head, bartering for information from some swamp witches, and helping a terrifying little faerie boy that really loves pooping and wants you to know about it. The world is enormous, contiguous, and full of things to find. The design pulls from familiar tropes of Western fantasy, but with enough of its own gritty, unsettling flavor to stand out as more than another boilerplate swords and sorcery romp.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt arrives on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 24, 2015.