New location-based augmented reality game The Witcher: Monster Slayer is out now in many regions, but possibly not yet all over the globe. The Witcher: Monster Slayer is an AR RPG for your smartphone. I had to read that twice to make sure it’s not an ARPG, and similar to games like Pokémon GO and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, you’ll unlock its full potential as you set out and journey through the real world.
The mobile game which relies heavily on GPS and AR features of your phone has been developed and published by Spokko, who joined the CD PROJEKT family in 2018 and has apparently no track record of any previous releases. The Witcher: Monster Slayer is available for both iOS and Android operating systems as a free-to-play download, and is likely fueled by in-game purchases, which has proven to be successful in the past for similar titles.
What’s the Witcher AR game like?
So what’s the game like? The Witcher: Monster Slayer is part of the popular Witcher franchise. The objective of the AR game is to become an elite monster hunter. Based on weather data and your location, you’ll track down up to 100 different monsters from the Witcher lore. The developer Spokko also states that there will be a story-driven campaign and quests, but since the title is not yet available in my region, as of right now, I was unable to confirm this first hand.
The screenshots look very promising to me and I also signed up for pre-registration. Since this is a free game, it’s certainly worth trying out. If you like the Witcher games, books, or the live-action series, this is maybe up your alley as well. The AR game niche had some examples for very successful games also for great fails, so I’d stay neutral on this one and give it a good chance.
How to get some Witcher freebies
Here’s a quick thing I also wanted to share with you. The CD PROJEKT RED press release also states, “by logging in to the game no later than July 28th, 11:59 PM CEST, Android, and iOS users will find the Kaer Morhen Steel Sword in their inventory. This weapon increases the number of experience points gained from killing monsters by 10%, and will surely aid new witchers beginning their journey on the path.” So try it out early and grab your reward items.
YouTube: The Witcher – Monster Slayer – Your Hunt Begins (Live Action Trailer)
YouTube: The Witcher – Monster Slayer – In-Game Footage Preview
Photo credit: All media shown is owned by Spokko and CD PROJEKT RED. It was made available to us as part of a press kit.