The next-gen edition of the most successful Witcher entry to date has been hyped up and discussed for a long time now and it will finally arrive on December 14, 2022 as a free upgrade to those, who already own the game on any platform.
From the get-go it was announced that this new edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will feature some content inspired by Netflix’s The Witcher. It wasn’t clear what would that be until now.
Alternative looks and outfits for characters
During a CD Projekt RED live stream on Twitch, the developers revealed a lot of new details and improvements for the game, such as HD textures, ray-tracing, DLSS, being able to pause during cutscenes and many more. But we’ll touch on the Netflix content now.
They revealed that Geralt will receive armor and swords from both Season 1 and Season 2 of The Witcher that Henry Cavill wore. Geralt will also be able to wear the Netflix version of the medallion.
We can see a clearer shot of Geralt’s “smiling” sword with Renfri’s brooch. It’s unclear if there will be a in-story explanation for the brooch or whether it will be just left like that. In any case, it’s here.
Aside from Geralt, Jaskier/Dandelion will also be able to sport a new look. As you can see, like with Geralt, it’s not Joey Batey’s face, but an approximate version of his hair and the Netflix outfit.
And, last but not least, we have this beauty:
A new quest to acquire the new Netflix gear
The CDPR devs revealed that regarding Geralt and his new gear, it won’t be just switching on and off. Instead, they created an entirely new quest for this. It will take place at the Devil’s Pit, a quarry in Velen, which has existed as a location in the game, but has never been used in the final cut. It’s possible it was meant to be used as part of the Iorveth/Nilfgaard storyline that was ultimately cut.
In any case, it’s also revealed that Geralt doesn’t get the gear right away upon finishing the new quest, but he gets the schematics. Naturally, they brought back Doug Cockle and other Geralts in other languages for this.
Take a look at the trailer for the next-gen edition of The Witcher 3 and watch the recording of the stream here.
Are you excited for the next-gen upgrade of The Witcher 3? What else would you like to have seen in it?