Looking for an augmented reality (AR) videogame to run around in that swaps cute critters for horrifying monsters? Then you’ll want to keep an eye out this month for The Witcher: Monster Slayer, as developer Spokko has just confirmed the launch will take place in just over two weeks.
Originally announced back in September 2020, The Witcher: Monster Slayer will follow a similar format to other location-based AR titles in the fact that you’ll have to go and explore your local neighbourhood to track down these dangerous beasts. If you’re a fan of CD Projekt Red’s RPG franchise don’t expect to see Geralt of Rivia suddenly pop up out the bushes, The Witcher: Monster Slayer is set long before the core videogame series. This is a time where monsters were abundant and freely roamed the lands.
You play a freshly trained Witcher tasked with venturing into these lands to track down and hunt bloodthirsty monsters. Sword in hand you’ll have to identify new monsters before making them feel the sharp end of your blade. On your travels, you’ll encounter wandering merchants who’ll provide useful items to aid those battles. You’ll also be able to brew your own powerful potions and oils, craft bombs and make some tasty monster bait to lure them in.
The Witcher: Monster Slayer will be a free-to-play AR experience for iOS and Android devices. If you happen to be an Android user then there’s a pre-registration bonus available. Pre-register on Google Play and you’ll receive the Kaer Morhen Steel Sword, automatically appearing in your inventory when you start your adventure. It’s more than just a free sword because every monster you kill will earn you an extra 10% Experience Points, great for quickly levelling up.
It’s not all blindly wandering around killing any horrifying creature you happen across. CD Projekt RED has built a rich universe and lore that Spokko will fully employ in The Witch: Monster Slayer. You’ll be able to go on story-driven quests to properly immerse yourself in the adventure.
The Witch: Monster Slayer launches for iOS and Android devices on 21st July 2021. For all the latest AR updates, keep reading VRFocus.