Below you can see some Zerrikanias and Dol Blathanna Elves concept arts for The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings. In the end they didn’t make the final cut, but the elves legacy lives on — these concepts heavily influenced Triss’ alternative outfit from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
If you complete pig-chasing contest during Dead Man’s Party quest in Hearts of Stone, your reward is a pig plushie for Shani. She clearly loves it and we can later see it laying in her bed indicating that she might be sleeping with it... It’s also among the first things she packs when moving.
For The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, we were testing a gameplay feature called Focus Mode. The goal of this mechanic was that Geralt would be able to use one of his abilities to see insides of any monster, target them and and then cut with great precision. Unfortunately, it was the feature itself that did not make the cut…
The amount of soup in the pot when dining with the Spoon Collector in Blood and Wine reflects the amount of soup actually eaten during this scene. The level of soup is thus dependant on player’s dialogue picks — true definition of choices and consequences!
Watch the official launch trailer for Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales — now live on GOG.COM!
Thronebreaker is a single player role-playing game set in the world of The Witcher that combines narrative-driven exploration with unique puzzles and card battle mechanics. The game spins a truly regal tale of Meve, a war-veteran queen of two Northern Realms — Lyria and Rivia.
Make sure to visit www.witchertales.com to find additional information about the setting, characters, and gameplay!
Hearts of Stone introduces two vanity items for Geralt. One of them is The Professor’s spectacles bought at Borsodi’s auction house during the Open Sesame! quest. The other — Ass ears — can be received if Geralt loses the game of Gwent with halflings at the wedding reception during Dead Man’s Party. Very late in production we realized that Geralt should be able to wear both of these items simultaneously. This is why, after you finish both quests, you can go to the circus troupe camp to find a crafting recipe for Concealment kit, combine the spectacles and ears into one item and let Geralt conceal his true identity.
Philippa Eilhart’s gaze is truly hypnotizing. Before she covered her eyes with a scarf in The Witcher 3, the woman known as “Jewel in the Court at Tretogor” would attempt to bring back her sight with the use of none other than jewels. Thus, her eye sockets would carry gems as seen on some of these early artworks.
It’s comforting to see a familiar face, especially when it’s a face of a medic — at some point during the development of The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings, we were considering Shani as part of the cast. Here are a few ideas on what she could’ve looked like!
Today on stream, we’re going to look back at The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt! Once again, we’ll visit Kaer Morhen and reconnect with our old love. Join Paweł Burza (Community Manager) and Paweł Sasko (Lead Quest Designer) today at 7 PM CEST on our Twitch or Mixer!
Thronebreaker is a single player role-playing game set in the world of The Witcher that combines narrative-driven exploration with unique puzzles and card battle mechanics. The game spins a truly regal tale of Meve, a war-veteran queen of two Northern Realms — Lyria and Rivia. Facing an imminent Nilfgaardian invasion, Meve is forced to once again enter the warpath, and set out on a dark journey of destruction and revenge.
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales will release on October 23rd on PC via GOG.COM. A console release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will follow on December 4th. Make sure to visit game's official website to find additional information about the setting, characters, and gameplay!
Speaking of boats — during development we were toying with an idea of allowing Roach to travel with Geralt, no matter if through land or water. Obviously, this would mean they would need a bigger boat, so here are a couple of concepts of said boat, with additional space for Roach. How do you like the idea of sailing with your trusty steed?
Today (Wednesday, October 17th), at 7 PM CEST we’ll be streaming The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings with developers, who’ve been working on the games: Borys Pugacz-Muraszkiewicz (English Adaptation Director) and Andrzej Kwiatkowski (Senior Gameplay Designer). The stream will be hosted by Paweł Burza (Community Manager).
Every development cycle is chock-full of ideas — some good, some bad, some absolutely awesome! A lot of them you can see in the game. Others never go as far as to be included or end up unnoticed by players. Over the next 11 days, in celebration of The Witcher’s 11th anniversary, we’d like to share some of the hidden gems as well as other ideas that were present during the course of development of The Witcher series.
Witcher Fact #1
Let’s start simple — you all know this iconic Triss outfit from The Witcher 2. At first it was our main inspiration for her look in The Witcher 3. Check out a few early concepts!
For the 11th anniversary of The Witcher, we’ve asked around the team and prepared 11 little known facts to share with you over the next 11 days — 1 day, 1 fact.
However, the celebrations do not end there! Join us by either watching the upcoming developer livestreams or stream the games yourselves! Just as Master Mirror, we also might have a few aces up our sleeves… Keep an eye out on our Facebook and Twitter for regular updates!