The fever The Witcher it seems to show no signs of passing anytime soon. In addition to the Netflix series, which reheated the sale of games and books from the history of the wizard Geralt, a new mobile game is yet to come. In The Witcher: Monster Slayer the player is challenged to become an elite monster hunter, using augmented reality to explore the real world.
The game takes place at a time before the events of the series The Witcher where a number almost out of control of monsters roams the land. The profession, so to speak, of witcher (or wizard) was still something new, but it quickly became indispensable to contain this infestation across the continent.
Monster hunter in the real world
In Monster Slayer, the player will be able to explore the world around to track and fight monsters, using climatic conditions and even the time of day in his favor (in the lore of The Witcher, there are monsters that are more vulnerable during the day, for example).
In the shoes of a monster hunter, the preparation ritual is fundamental before facing an enemy, especially the most difficult ones: you will need potions, oils, create bombs, baits and improve your skills to defeat these beasts. The battles are in first person and in augmented reality.
In addition to the battles themselves, the game will feature extra missions inspired by other titles in the series. The Witcher: Monster Slayer will be available for iOS and Android. According to CD Projekt, the dates for both releases will be announced in 2020.
Augmented reality games in the pandemic, does it work?
Pokémon Go popularized and widespread augmented reality for mobile games like no other title before. Some other games came later to take a hint of this trend, like Harry Potter: Wizards Unite – for example.
The Witcher: Monster Slayer also invests in this mechanics, but a part-time complicated for the outdoor type games. But if Pokémon Go proved that it is possible to survive by adapting to a new reality (Darwin liked this), I believe that the people at Spokko studio (part of the CD Projekt group) already have an action plan to launch the game in the midst of a pandemic.