In a special pre-E3 event yesterday, CD Projekt Red revealed a bit more details on their upcoming game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The biggest pieces of information centered around a brand new February 24, 2015 release date, a jaw dropping new trailer, and information around the standard and collectors editions of the game.
In a rare but appreciated move, CD Projekt Red is giving back to fans of the series by packaging the standard edition of The Witcher 3 with a host of goodies. Picking up the game will net you some extra physical items such as stickers, a game map, a Witcher Universe Compendium, a manual (which is pretty rare these days), and the game’s soundtrack. Not bad right? For most games, this would be considered an upgrade or special edition.
If you’re a mega-fan and want as much content as humanly possible, then the Collector’s Edition is for you. In addition to everything above, you’re also getting an art book, a steel wolf medallion, a steelbook cover, and the most impressive item: a 10 inch statue of Geralt battling a griffin. As of right now, a price has not been listed but from the looks of what’s in this package, I’d expect to fork over a pretty penny.
But that’s not all! CD Projekt Red apparently loves options and wants to extend that to you. For you longtime fans of the franchise, if you purchase The Witcher 3 (standard or the Deluxe Digital Version) through Good Old Games (gog.com), you’ll get a discount for playing one or both of the previous games. Credit will also be given to make up for the higher prices in European Territories which I think is very cool of them to do. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a company doing something like that for fans before.
Sadly, I’ve never really been able to get into the Witcher series for one reason or another, but reading and seeing everything that CD Projekt Red does for their fans and customers really makes me want to go out and support them. You can tell that they love giving back and supporting the players which is downright inspiring in an age where doing something like that is all too rare. Here’s hoping that The Witcher 3 blows people’s socks off because of what they’ve shown off so far, certainly looks like it could. We’ll have to wait till February 24, 2015 to find out.