CD Projekt Red has revealed The Witcher: Monster Slayer, a free-to-play spin-off title modelled after Pokemon GO for iOS and Android. The folks over at Spokko are the ones behind developing and publishing this game.
The Witcher: Monster Slayer Is A Witcher Game Styled After Pokemon GO
If the fact that it’s not CD Projekt Red themselves working on this game makes you a bit nervous, fret not. In the official press release, they say that Spokko is part of the CD Projekt Red family.
“Monsters are freely roaming the land in great numbers, and the relatively new role of “witcher” has become indispensable around the Continent. The world will not hear of Geralt of Rivia for hundreds more years. You need to take up the mantle, become an elite monster slayer and rid the world of foul beasts,” reads the game’s description.
Exploring The Real World Is A Part Of Monster Slayer’s Gameplay
The game also touts console-grade visuals. If you’ve played Pokemon GO or Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, you probably know what you’re in for. Both of those games require you to explore your real-world surroundings. As you’re exploring your in-game avatar will come across various monsters to hunt.
The time of day, as well as the weather, will apparently affect the conditions of these hunts. Also, much like Pokemon GO, this game will incorporate Augmented Reality into its battles. Personally, I find AR to be a distracting gimmick right now. However, if you’re a fan of the way it works in Pokemon GO, you’ll probably like it here.
The Witcher: Monster Slayer Promises A Rich Story
The Witcher: Monster Slayer includes some familiar gameplay elements from the main series, too. Things like brewing potions and oils, crafting bombs’ etc. I’m curious to see how this translates to a mobile game.
It also promises rich, story-driven quests. That’s a bold promise from a mobile game. The Witcher series, especially Wild Hunt, are hallmarks of open-world storytelling. So, for a mobile game like this one to claim that it has a great story is a tall order. Let’s hope they can surprise us.
The Witcher: Monster Slayer doesn’t have a release date as of yet, but it is coming soon.