The wait is over: The Witcher video game with real-world exploration (a la Pokémon Go) is now available for download. Creatures to defeat, a multitude of items to collect, all the charm of the saga created by Andrzej Sapkowski and an invitation to exercise: The Witcher: Monster Slayer promises hours of fun.
Niantic developers have innovated in the field of mobile video games to combine reality and virtual worlds. Ingress was his first bet; although they have triumphed around the world with Pokémon Go, the popular game of catching creatures in the real world using the smartphone. Many titles have experimented with this mechanism. And now we have the last proposition: The Witcher: Monster Slayer. Prepare your sword.
Exploration with augmented reality and many monsters
The wizard that he is, the protagonist of the game must get lost on the roads in search of monsters to kill. As in the novels of Sapkowski, which CD Projekt Red has captured so well in video games, the dark and mythological setting of the Geralt of Rivia saga leaves room for exploration in search of the most varied creatures.
The mechanics of The Witcher: Monster Slayer do not change too much compared to Pokémon Go and similar games: the mobile will display the map on the screen where we walk, always adapted to the aesthetics of the saga. As we explore the real world, creatures will also appear in the virtual world; that will have to be won by planning the best combat strategy.
At the beginning we will have the two sorcerer’s swords, the main weapons in the face of any adversity (a character or a creature). In addition, we can combine small spells, potions, secondary weapons and armor; which we will get by winning fights. This combination can be done manually or automatically.
The Witcher: Monster Slayer includes missions, RPG traits in the character’s evolution as well as his equipment, offers a multitude of collectibles and also has the exploration component, key to the type of game to which it belongs. The developers have translated the setting for novels and video games well enough to provide an experience that, without being unheard of, is engaging, especially for those who enjoy everything Geralt of Rivia has to offer.
The game is now available for download, the servers are also fully operational. It’s free, doesn’t include ads, and offers in-app purchases to get items and upgrades without collecting them.