Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine

Posted by: Karsten

Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/10/13 03:53 PM

E3 began today, it seems. And two new trailers have been shown for Witcher 3 at Microsoft's conference at E3 this year.

The first trailer shows gameplay footage, you can view it here: 1st Trailer

The second trailer provides information about Witcher 3 - the beginning, you can view it here: 2d Trailer

Detox from the NeoGaf forums have read the latest issue of Edge Magazine, and has shared his findings with us in this thread:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=577061

The info:

Quote:
There will be no overt tutorial instead mechanics will gradually be introduced.
Combat system now has dodge in order to be closer to the pirouettes found in the books.
Geralt can choose to execute or spare bandits, though he can loot them either way.
They are targeting 30fps on console.
Geralt will change his stance according to the task he is faced with e.g. wary if surrounded by a pack of monsters.
They added Witcher sense similar to Batman's Detective mode so you can see weak points on monsters like The Fiend's lungs, or outside of battle to re create events like tracking a murderer.
Main storyline is 40-50hrs, and another 40-50 in the open world.
No "Fedex Quests."
Choice and consequence will ripple across the world.
Don't want to build a sandbox experience, storytelling is still the main goal.
Some locations: Skellige: Nordic-style archipelago, Slavic-like No Mans Land and city of Novigrad.
Geralt can jump. In-house motion capturing, though the horse was done somewhere else.


Looks great if you ask me smile
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/10/13 04:15 PM

Thanks Karsten wave

Now I want to play the first two puppy
Posted by: traveler

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/10/13 04:50 PM

OMG, that is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! The music is wonderful and I love it that Geralt has aged.

Now, if I can only play it. grin


Gil.
Posted by: oldman

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/10/13 07:00 PM

Looks pretty good to me. I'm not sure some of the ladies on the board will approve of the New Geralt with beard and all but I could be wrong. (I am more times than not.) There were several here who were pretty enamored with the old Geralt. lol wink happydance
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/10/13 07:07 PM

As long as they use the same voice, I will happily listen to him all day long hearts
Posted by: traveler

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/10/13 10:02 PM

Originally Posted By: oldman
I'm not sure some of the ladies on the board will approve of the New Geralt with beard and allhappydance


Here's one that does! Whoo hoo!

Gil.
Posted by: Mad

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/11/13 02:30 AM

Originally Posted By: looney4labs
Thanks Karsten wave

Now I want to play the first two puppy


I've played the first one but not the second, yet.
[Had to wait till I could afford a machine that would play it !! lol]

And since I got one, haven't found the time blush

Gonna have to pull my socks up, eh, Karsten ?? And thanks for the info whistle
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/11/13 04:58 AM

I've never played any of the Witcher games. I love Tomb Raider games. Is it anything like TR or are they more strategy?
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/11/13 10:04 AM

Oh, my goodness! I got an email from them about a week ago and just haven't taken the time to click on all the links. Thanks, Karsten! I just finished rebuilding my computer in anticipation of Witcher 3 The Wild Hunt.

And I wholeheartedly approve of the beard, but like l4l, sure hope it's the same voice actor. I didn't like Geralt's look at all in Witcher 2 - he had this huge jaw...

Gerry, the Witcher games are pure RPG games that are very story driven.
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/11/13 10:19 AM

I played about 1/2 the first one and then my computer died. When I decided to replay on my new machine, one of my disks was bad.

I do have the 2nd, but wanted to finish the first before playing the 2nd. I will most definitely get the 3rd.

I was looking around for the enhanced edition of the 1st yesterday but didn't find a physical copy, so might have to go for steam's digital one. wave

Gerry, I've never played the Tomb Raider games so I can't compare them. The first Witcher has some decisions involved as you can use certain potions at certain times, and I think there are times you can chose to fight or not, but it's not like a Real Time Strategy game.
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/11/13 11:10 AM

Yes, you have to get the first two Witcher games digitally now. If you have a copy of the 1st one or the 2nd one with the code, you can get a free copy from GOG. Even the 2nd one needs a update that requires you to download content if you have the disk version.
Posted by: mcc

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/11/13 12:21 PM

Thanks Karsten! yay

Quote:
I'm not sure some of the ladies on the board will approve of the New Geralt with beard and all


Well ... I hope there is a hair salon in this game as in the last, I like the original Geralt and in games you don't need to age whistle
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/11/13 01:13 PM

Thanks Drac, I'll see if I kept it once I knew it didn't work anymore.

Mcc, can I just live in a game, please? wink
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/11/13 02:21 PM

Only if living in a game lets your regress to a younger age and stay there!
Posted by: Creeping_Doom

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/11/13 02:39 PM

I have seen physical copies of The Witcher (1) Enhanced Edition for just $10 at a nearby Target . Even memtioning consoles in the details mentioned above is heresy .
Posted by: oldman

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/11/13 02:39 PM

GOG has Witcher enhanced edition now for 9.99 and Witcher 2 enhanced edition for 19.99.

Before Skyrim came along Witcher was my all time favorite RPG (in fact probably PC game)but now it's pretty much of a toss up. Still have a place in my heart for The Witcher though.
Posted by: mcc

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/11/13 05:46 PM

I started the series in the PC and plan to buy this one also for PC.

Creeping_Doom, do you think it would look bad in a console? Normally games have less bugs in consolole version.
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/11/13 08:15 PM

In my opinion, there will never be an opening cut scene to equal that of the first Witcher!
Posted by: Mad

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/12/13 04:06 AM

Originally Posted By: Draclvr
In my opinion, there will never be an opening cut scene to equal that of the first Witcher!


Oh, I do SO agree !! thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/12/13 11:39 AM

Ok, this thread did it...downloading as I type :o)
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/12/13 12:33 PM

Where did you end up getting it from, l4l?
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/12/13 12:48 PM

Downloading from steam since I have an account there already. My net has been awful. I'm convinced that when I download large files our ISP provider throttles the account. wave
Posted by: Mad

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/12/13 03:18 PM

Brilliant that you will soon be playing this fantastic game, looney4labs thumbsup Enjoy yourself to the max bravo
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/12/13 03:24 PM

My ISP definitely throttles me after about 65 MB. I hate it, but out here in the country I'm lucky to have any kind of broadband at all.
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/12/13 04:06 PM

I will Mad, I was having such fun when my computer died last time and I just never got back to it. I found my manual so I'm all set now.

Drac, I'd feel better about it if they'd admit it, or if I lived in the country where I'd like to be. wave
Posted by: Mad

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/12/13 07:56 PM

happydance happydance happydance
Posted by: Dunn Tawkin

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/12/13 08:59 PM



That would be a buy for sure thumbsup

Thx Dunn
Posted by: lanlynk

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/13/13 05:15 PM

Steam Weekend Deal. Offer ends June 17. 66% off

Witcher Enhanced Edition: $3.39
Witcher 2 EE: $6.79
Prima Guides for W2 are also on sale.

Witcher Franchise Weekend Sale at Steam
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/13/13 06:16 PM

Well toot, I just bought it....

Posted by: Creeping_Doom

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/16/13 12:43 PM

Originally Posted By: mcc
I started the series in the PC and plan to buy this one also for PC.

Creeping_Doom, do you think it would look bad in a console? Normally games have less bugs in consolole version.


I think the largest reason that there may seem to be fewer bugs in a console version of a game , is largely due to , I think , that developers don't have to tweak the game as much for it to function properly . The simpler something is , the less chance for something to go wrong . Even with the current console offerings from Microsoft and Sony , consoles are technologically inferior to pc's in practicallly all ways . A console is a bit more cost effective to operate , but a nicely equipped pc will run circles around a console , both in terms of graphic performance and tchnical power (processor , ram , etc) .
Posted by: lanlynk

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/16/13 02:43 PM

RE: PC vs. Console
Also, in making games for the PC, I think the developers have to take into account the various types of hardware configurations the players will be using. They want to make the game playable for as many rigs as they feasibly can. I'm sure this would be tricky when trying to track down bugs, etc.

Building for the console would be more focused in this regard. Not as many different hardware setups to take into account?
Posted by: Creeping_Doom

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/16/13 05:47 PM

Originally Posted By: lanlynk
RE: PC vs. Console
Also, in making games for the PC, I think the developers have to take into account the various types of hardware configurations the players will be using. They want to make the game playable for as many rigs as they feasibly can. I'm sure this would be tricky when trying to track down bugs, etc.

Building for the console would be more focused in this regard. Not as many different hardware setups to take into account?


You're correct , in that there are less configurations for consoles . Only two really . As for developers having to take numerous configurations into account , only if they choose to .
Posted by: lanlynk

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/16/13 05:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Creeping_Doom
As for developers having to take numerous configurations into account , only if they choose to .


Very true. I guess it becomes a balance of development cost or design concept vs. more potential game sales. think
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 06/21/13 04:22 AM

Karsten the trailers were impressive. Witcher 3 looks incredible!
Posted by: mcc

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 08/06/13 04:25 PM

I read, in Gameinformer, that Witcher 3 is 35 times larger than Witcher 2 shocked
Posted by: Marian

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 08/06/13 04:38 PM

Originally Posted By: mcc
I read, in Gameinformer, that Witcher 3 is 35 times larger than Witcher 2 shocked


Wow! wave
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Witcher 3 Trailers at E3 - New Info from Edge Magazine - 08/06/13 04:43 PM

That will be a whole lot of game to get through. wave