The Witcher 3 Gets a Release Date, Details on Collector’s Edition, & a Gorgeous E3 Trailer

We’ve already seen some awesome E3 trailers this week (for Dying Light and Shadow of Mordor), and now we’ve got another one to drool over.  CD Projekt RED has released their E3 2014 trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and it has me still picking my jaw off the floor.  It gives more details on the game’s story, features some pretty good voice work, and shows off some epic gameplay action.  All in all, it makes the game’s delay to 2015 even more heart breaking.

The good news, however, is that the game now has a release date: February 24, 2015.  If you pick up the game on that day, you’re in store for some awesome stuff, as even the basic version of the game will come packaged with more than just the disc:

Dedicated to gamers who want more from physical box editions of games than just the disc and the manual, containing premium items prepared by the developers, this edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the definitive answer for those gamers who want to enter the Witcher universe with style.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt box contents

– A Blu-ray™ Disc with the game (DVDs on PC)
– An exclusive CD with the official soundtrack
– The official, developer-created “Witcher Universe – The Compendium”
– A beautiful, detailed map of the in-game world
– A set of unique stickers
– A stylish, protective sleeve

Is that not enough for you?  Well then, you’ll be wanting to pick up this amazing looking Collector’s Edition:

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The Wild Hunt Collector’s Edition brings Witcher fans the fruit of our hard work and passion–what we think is the most artistically complete game figure ever made for a collector’s edition of a game. Forged of supreme-quality materials and containing exclusive content straight from the developers, The Witcher 3 Collector’s Edition is every Witcher fan’s dream come true.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Collector’s Edition box contents

– All the contents from the standard edition of the game
– A giant, 33x24x26 cm (10”), 100% hand painted, Polystone figure of Geralt of Rivia battling a Griffin
– An exquisite, collector-grade Witcher medallion
– A one-of-a-kind SteelBook™ box
– A two-hundred-page artbook, containing breathtaking art from the game
– Huge outer and inner Collector’s Boxes you can store your Witcher merchandise in!

Like I said, if you’re an eager Witcher fan, today’s been a good day for you.  Now that you’ve seen the trailer and know when it’s coming, are you planning on picking this game up in February?  Which version?

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a story-driven, next-generation open world role-playing game, set in a graphically stunning fantasy universe, full of meaningful choices and impactful consequences. In The Witcher, you play as Geralt of Rivia, one of a dying caste of monster hunters, and embark on an epic journey in a war-ravaged world that will inevitably lead you to confront a foe darker than anything humanity has faced so far—the Wild Hunt.

The world burns as the Empire of Nilfgaard pierces through the heart of the kingdoms in the north. Geralt of Rivia is pursued by an enemy devoid of mercy—the Wild Hunt, a mythical cavalcade of ghastly riders, harbingers of doom and destruction, capable of destroying entire settlements overnight. Driven by a deeply personal agenda, Geralt must navigate a maze of hostile forces to find and protect the one described in an ancient prophecy. Gritty and merciless, the world the adventure plays out in sets new standards in terms of size, ecosystem complexity and meaningful non-linearity. Experience realistic day and night cycles, observe weather changes that influence gameplay, and conquer the lush environment using arcane witcher lore.

-Jordan