It would appear the CD Projekt Red subsidiary Spokko has been working on a Witcher mobile game. This game is called The Witcher: Monster Slayer, and it's a free-to-play augmented reality RPG, which means it's the latest Pokémon GO clone slated for a mobile release. Of course, Spokko has yet to provide a release date, though the studio has hinted that more details will come to light later this year.
Despite the lack of details in today's announcement, Spokko has at least provided a gameplay video (above) as well as a cinematic trailer (below) for The Witcher: Monster Slayer. So if you're wondering how the game will play, the above video provides a solid slice of content, which coincidentally looks a lot like every other augmented reality game on the Play Store. You'll explore a real-world map in an effort to hunt and kill monsters, all through first-person AR-based combat. Real-world weather conditions appear to play a role in your monster hunting efforts, and you'll have to brew potions and craft bombs to gain the upper hand, which sounds like the perfect avenue for monetization. Apparently, quests will be in the mix as well, so at least a story will be provided.
The Witcher: Monster Slayer will take place before the events of The Witcher series of games, so it serves as a prequel where Witchers are still a new development in the in-game world. We know the title will come to both Android and iOS, and Spokko plans to announce the release date later this year. Until then, enjoy the two trailers.
- The Witcher Monster Slayer
The Witcher: Monster Slayer Announced!
Spokko, member of the CD PROJEKT Family, announces The Witcher: Monster Slayer — a free-to-play, augmented-reality, location-based RPG for iOS and Android mobile devices set in The Witcher universe.
Developed and published by Spokko, The Witcher: Monster Slayer takes place before the events of The Witcher series of games. Monsters are freely roaming the land in great numbers, and the relatively new role of ‘witcher’ has become indispensable around the Continent. Monster Slayer challenges players to become elite monster hunters, using advanced augmented reality features that transform the real world into the dark fantasy realm of The Witcher.
Watch The Witcher: Monster Slayer trailer
Featuring console-grade visuals, Monster Slayer lets players explore the world around them while tracking, studying, and fighting monsters both new and familiar, using time of day and real-life weather conditions to gain the upper hand. Preparation is key in order to defeat tougher enemies, as players will need to brew powerful potions and oils, craft bombs and monster bait, and upgrade their character before putting these beasts to the sword and signs in first-person AR combat. In addition to battling monsters lurking close-by, the game also contains rich, story-driven quests inspired by other games from the series, taking players on full-fledged adventures that thrust them into the heart of what it means to be a professional monster slayer.
The Witcher: Monster Slayer is coming to iOS and Android, with launch dates for both versions set to be revealed later this year. For more information, please visit the official The Witcher: Monster Slayer website, and follow the game on Facebook and Twitter.
Spokko is an independent development studio specializing in creating mobile games. Part of the CD PROJEKT Capital Group, Spokko remains in full creative control of its projects, while also having access to the wealth of knowledge and business acumen of the Group. Since joining the Group in 2018 — has been working on a brand new mobile release, an augmented-reality RPG titled The Witcher: Monster Slayer.
About CD PROJEKT RED
CD PROJEKT RED is a game development studio founded in 2002. It develops and publishes video games for personal computers and video game consoles. The studio’s flagship titles include The Witcher series of games, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, GWENT: The Witcher Card Game and the upcoming futuristic AAA role-playing game — Cyberpunk 2077. Together with GOG.COM, a game store offering hand-picked titles for PC and Mac, CD PROJEKT RED is part of the CD PROJEKT Capital Group. CD PROJEKT S.A. is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (ISIN: PLOPTTC00011).
About CD PROJEKT Capital Group
CD PROJEKT S.A., headquartered in Warsaw, conducts business activities in the dynamically growing global digital entertainment segment. It is the holding company of the CD PROJEKT Capital Group, whose operations are divided into two key segments: CD PROJEKT RED and GOG.COM. Videogame development is carried out by the CD PROJEKT RED Studio, which develops and publishes videogames for personal computers and gaming consoles. The studio’s flagship titles include The Witcher series of games, GWENT: The Witcher Card Game and the upcoming futuristic AAA role-playing game — Cyberpunk 2077. Digital distribution of videogames at a global scale is carried out by the GOG.COM platform which sells and delivers game binaries directly to users' devices via the GOG.COM platform and the associated GOG Galaxy application.
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