The Witcher: Monster Slayer, an upcoming augmented reality game set in the world of The Witcher franchise, is set to come out on iOS and Android devices on July 21st.
The announcement was made through a tweet from the game’s official Twitter account. Aside from the official date announcement, a very short teaser trailer accompanied the news, indicating that the game will launch worldwide on July 21st.
The free-to-play mobile game is very similar to Pokémon Go, in that, players can walk around the real world and encounter various monsters from the Witcher universe. Players will be able to fight the monsters in order to complete different quests and challenges. Real world weather will also affect gameplay by different weather patterns having different effects on monsters.
The combat in the game will be in first person and will give players a more direct approach to dealing with the monsters around the world by using magic, signs, potions, and weapons.
The Witcher universe is home to countless different monsters to kill, so a game in the style of Pokemon Go, is not that far fetched. Geralt of Rivia is a professional monster slayer after all.
It would also make sense that CD Projekt Red would want to get in on the AR mobile space that Pokémon Go has dominated in. The mobile Pokémon game came out almost five years ago and is still incredibly popular. Maybe, The Witcher: Monster Slayer will reach that success one day.
The game was announced in August of last year and was followed up with a soft launch on Android devices a few months ago, in April.
The Witcher: Monster Slayer is available to pre-register on Android devices now with the fill launch on all mobile devices to follow on July 21st. For more about the game, check out the original announcement video from last year by clicking here.