The Witcher as Pokémon GO: the new AR game has a release date

The Witcher as Pokémon GO: the new AR game has a release date

The Witcher as Pokémon GO

There is no doubt that since Pokémon GO introduced itself on the market, mobile production by The Pokémon Company and Niantic has created a new slice of fans who are very attached to augmented reality productions. Since that experiment of considerable success and popularity, many other brands of pop culture and entertainment have tried to propose their own AR experience, and soon the Witcher franchise will also be able to count on such a title. >
After being announced several months ago, today we finally received a new trailer for The Witcher Monster Slayer that reveals the launch date of the AR title. Within the short video published on YouTube, we can see a glimpse of what will be some of the monsters and creatures that we will be able to meet in this new augmented reality game set in the universe created by the writer Andrzej Sapkowski.

The Witcher Monster Slayer will debut on July 21st on all Android and iOS mobile devices. Furthermore, for Android owners, the possibility of pre-registering on Google Play has already been opened. The title will offer players various challenges and push them to become elite monster hunters. Each step taken during the exploration will take players deeper and deeper into a dark fantasy adventure unlike any other.

Waiting to find out what the future of the fantasy franchise holds for us at the next The WitcherCon, this new mobile title in augmented reality will surely be able to give back to all fans of the saga all those vibes that the brand has been able to give in all the videogame products (and not) that have been published in recent years.

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The Witcher: Monster Slayer brings AR monster battles to iOS and Android this month

In the wake of Pokemon GO, we’ve seen a number of other franchises try to replicate the game’s success in the AR space. CD Projekt is one of the companies trying its hand at AR gaming, as it announced The Witcher: Monster Slayer last year. Fast forward to today and now The Witcher: Monster Slayer has a release date on both iOS and Android.

As CD Projekt announced today on Twitter, The Witcher: Monster Slayer will be launching on Android and iOS on July 21st. As most of us probably already assumed, the game will be a free-to-play title with in-game purchases. Those on Android can pre-register for the game beginning today through the Google Play Store, though judging by some of the replies to the tweet you see embedded below, there seem to be some issues with pre-registering at the moment.

As the name suggests, The Witcher: Monster Slayer will have players hunting down and fighting various monsters from The Witcher universe in augmented reality. The game has an overhead map showing nearby monsters’ locations, just like how Pokemon GO‘s world map shows nearby Pokemon and other points of interest.

Defeating monsters will require players to pick the right weapon and armor for the job, just as Geralt has to switch between his silver and steel swords in mainline Witcher games. Players will also be able to complete quests and collect trophies from the monsters they defeat. Completing quests and killing monsters will grant XP, and as players level up, they’ll be able to take on more difficult battles.

It sounds like an interesting game in some aspects, but so far, none of these AR games have managed to find the same success as Pokemon GO. Will The Witcher: Monster Slayer be the first? It’s a tall task for sure, and we’ll see if Monster Slayer is up for it in just a few weeks.