The latest game set in the Witcher universe has an official release date. The Witcher: Monster Slayer arriving on iOS and Android devices on July 21. Players can pre-register now and receive in-game rewards that give them a 10% exp boost for each monster they kill.
The Witcher: Monster Slayer takes place years before the story of the books and video games, when Wizards were still a new concept to the Continent. The game is a mobile “AR RPG” that uses the real world as a map for the player. Very similar to Pokémon Go, Players travel around the real world and encounter famous creatures from the Witcher franchise such as trolls and wendigos.
The game uses real-time combat, so the player must choose when to attack all-out, play it safe and defend at the right time, or use items like potions or bombs. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Witcher game if you couldn’t get a trophy from your hunt.
Fighting is not the only thing that players will do in the game. There are various non-player characters that the player can interact with during their travels. Some of them can sell weapons and items, others offer quests, and some need to be saved for said quests.
Surveys are also an integral part of the game for The Witcher: Monster Slayer. Players will encounter scenes where they must examine clues to determine exactly what happened and possibly what kind of creature is involved.