Showing posts with label The Witcher. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Witcher. Show all posts

Friday, July 19, 2019

Netflix's The Witcher Teaser

First official teaser trailer for Netflix's upcoming fantasy TV series The Witcher shows Geralt of Rivia in action.

When fantasy novel series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski was made into action role-playing game franchise The Witcher that became immensely successful, a live-action adaptation was imminent and streaming giant Netflix was interested.

Last year, they cast actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel) in lead role Geralt of Rivia along with a few other and after revealing their cast photos online earlier, an official teaser trailer was shown at San Diego Comic-Con panel.

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Netflix's The Witcher Teaser

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Take a look at upcoming fantasy TV series, Netflix's The Witcher in newly released teaser video hailing from SDCC 2019.




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Entire focus of first full trailer remains on how elves came to fantasy world of Continent, who taught humans how to wield magic using chaos until they were slaughtered and Geralt is seen fighting troops of Queen Calanthe in present.

Yennefer of Vengerberg showed up briefly, a prophecy of what the future holds for Princess Ciri is foretold, war on Nilfgaard, more conflict among other parties  and it all comes down to a spider-like creature emerging from a spooky swamp.

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Cavill convincingly portrays monster hunter Geralt as a hardened man to everyone in his silver white hair and ripped muscle build while still trying to have faith deep down inside that would help him bring forth change for good.

Regarding many complaining for some time about Geralt carrying only one sword with him and not two, it was clarified at the panel that Netflix series is following The Witcher novels for adaptation and not relying on aspects of video games.

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For this upcoming fantasy TV series for online streaming-service Netflix, showrunner Lauren Hissrich takes "The Last Wish" from main Witcher Saga for adaptation in order to give Ciri, Geralt and Yennefer enough room for character development.

Although San Diego Comic-Con 2019 panel has not revealed a long-anticipated official release date for Season 1 of Netflix's The Witcher yet, the show is currently expected to come out sometime later in 2019 for an eight episodes run.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Netflix's The Witcher TV Series Reveals First Look at Cast

First-look photo of Geralt, Ciri and Yennefer from upcoming Netflix's The Witcher fantasy drama TV show casts.

It was revealed back in September 2018 that British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel) has been officially cast for upcoming fantasy drama adaptation of The Witcher TV Series on popular online streaming-service Netflix.

A month later, showrunner Lauren Hissrich reveals detain on additional members of supporting cast for the show in an interview. Today, brand-new images on social media offer official first look at lead characters Geralt, Ciri and Yennefer.

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Netflix's The Witcher TV Series Reveals First Look at Cast

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An early costume test image unveiled first look of Cavill as Geralt of Rivia wearing a silver wig and it was mostly panned by majority of fans. However, his newly redefined appearance seems acceptable and more faithful to source material.

Netflix also released new images of actress Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) as sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg and Freya Allan (Into the Badlands, The War of the Worlds) as Princess Ciri from their fantasy saga in works.

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Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia
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Freya Allan as Princess Ciri
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Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg

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Alongside recent announcements, an official plot synopsis for Netflix's The Witcher TV Series has come out.

Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.

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Netflix's The Witcher Season 1 Poster

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Other cast members include actor Adam Levy as Mousesack, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as King Eist, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia and Therica Wilson-Read as Sabrina.

Though there is no official release date set yet for The Witcher TV Series, Netflix intends to show up at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 on July 19 at Hall H with Cavill himself and will be hosted by actress Yvette Nicole Brown (Community, Mom).

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Witcher 3 is Coming to Nintendo Switch

At Nintendo Direct E3 2019 event, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition for Switch has been confirmed.

Two weeks ago, a leak from ResetEra has revealed that acclaimed action role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red is coming to Nintendo Switch, which has now been confirmed officially.

Announced during Nintendo Direct presentation at E3 2019, this ambitious port is titled The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition and headed for next-generation Nintendo handheld console to arrive later at some point this year.

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The Witcher 3 is Coming to Nintendo Switch

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Below is a look at dark fantasy universe of The Witcher that is coming for you to play at home or on the go.




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Switch seemed to be able to run ports of graphically superior games like Doom and Wolfenstein: The New Colossus in past but it has struggled with open-world games like Saints Row: The Third, which turns out to be a disappointment.

CD Projekt Red is currently busy with their upcoming release Cyberpunk 2077 and even though it has not been announced for Switch, the success of Witcher 3 may lead CDPR to consider a port of CP2077 as well if that is even remotely possible.

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Although there was no mention of an official release date, the game may launch on December 31, 2019 according to Amazon. Marketing material released so far have also suggests that the title will available on a 32 GB game card.

Currently priced $59.99 for online and retail selling, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition is already up for pre-order. It comes with two of its follow-up expansion packs; Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine to make it worth purchasing.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

BioShock Infinite Complete Edition is 75% Discounted on GOG

GOG.com is offering a 75% discount on first-person shooter title BioShock Infinite Complete Edition and is now priced $13.79 only.

Poland based digital distribution platform GOG.com has thrown out their "Summer Sale Festival" for this year by amassing more than 2000 classic and new games on sale but you better hurry up because some of these offers are for limited time only.

What really caught me off-guard was DRM-free version of first-person shooter game BioShock Infinite is up for sale at 75% discount for PC platform, which sums up to just $13.79 only and that is record lowest price for this steampunk adventure.

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BioShock Infinite Complete Edition is 75% Discounted on GOG

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Bundled as BioShock Infinite Complete Edition worth $54.99 in total, it comes along with all released DLC including two episodes of Burial at Sea, Clash in the Clouds and Columbia's Finest, thus saving you a whopping $41.20 at once.

Despite being adapted similar gameplay and themes from previous games, BioShock Infinite is not a direct sequel of any sorts. It revolves around protagonist Booker DeWitt rescuing a mysterious girl named Elizabeth from the flying city of Columbia.

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If anyone already has BioShock and BioShock 2 in their collection for long then owning BioShock Infinite Complete Edition from GOG right now can help you complete you anthology of its complete franchise or you can simply enjoy it as a standalone title.

Currently, there is also great discounted offer on Crysis, Deus Ex, The Witcher and Witcher 2 as part of their Summer Sale Festival. Keep looking and you might just find what you were looking for among these loads of indie games and themed bundles.

Monday, May 27, 2019

The Witcher 3 for Nintendo Switch Leaked

Port for acclaimed action RPG game The Witcher 3 on Nintendo Switch may have been leaked via an online listing.

Based on fantasy novels of Andrzej Sapkowski, developer/publisher CD Projekt has established action role-playing game series The Witcher and its grown popularity has even led to a live-action TV series on streaming giant Netflix.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was the third installment of its trilogy and probably most critically acclaimed among the franchise. According to a recent leak from ResetEra, this open world RPG is about to arrive on Nintendo Switch anytime soon.

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The Witcher 3 for Nintendo Switch Leaked

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Apparently, multiple listings of the game on Asian online marketplaces were freshly spotted with a visible Switch logo on Taobao.com, a shopping site under Alibaba, image of which was later posted on ResetEra forum.

Translation from source reveals that sellers are listing The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition for a possible Switch port. There are also heavy chances of it turning out to be a streamable version and probability of it being exclusive to Japan.

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Witcher 3 Switch Post Leaked Listing

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In general, such leaks are advised to be taken with a grain of salt but since more than one outlet has listed it as an upcoming Switch game on their site, it may no longer be a mere gossip and might get an announcement at E3 2019.

Even though Polish video game studio CD Projekt Red is currently busy working on their upcoming anticipated RPG title Cyberpunk 2077, a surprise announcement during their E3 appearance could also be a part of the show.

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Lately, Switch has surpassed total sales of PlayStation 4 in Japan and plans to sell another 18 million units until next year, which clearly demands for new titles including ports of exiting third-party games from PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Although this next-gen handheld console has already run games such as Doom, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, running port of a high-caliber game like The Witcher 3 on Switch would be quite a feat.

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Fans and players are worried for such a technically demanding game that usually requires one to have a high-spec PC to properly run it would only led to a massive graphical downgrade when ported to Nintendo handheld system.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt debuting on Nintendo Switch would give it a great exposure to a completely new demographic and having to play it on the go only makes it more appealing for Switch owners, which can be a great selling point.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Monster Hunter: World X Witcher 3 Collaboration Event

A Monster Hunter: World crossover event with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is announced for next year!

2018 has been a great year so far for action role-playing game Monster Hunter: World from developer/publisher Capcom. Within a few months, the title became one of the best-selling games ever of the company and by then it was only released on consoles.

On August 9, it saw PC launch and then a collaboration event with Final Fantasy XIV was announced. Following the success of that crossover, developer CD Projekt Red's fan-favorite character Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher series is coming to MHW.

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Monster Hunter: World X Witcher 3 Collaboration Event

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Watch out the official trailer released for the upcoming world colliding adventure of two action PRG franchises.




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Similarly to the Hunters of the titular game, Geralt also specializes in slaying dangerous monsters and rather than just letting people wear his costume, he will be added as a playable character tasked with completing Witcher-themed quests.

Also, it offers a unique gameplay experience that is a blend of RPG mechanics from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt into the world of Monster Hunter. To see Geralt implementing his combat prowess of swordplay and magic powers against the giant beasts will be really interesting.

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A live-action Monster Hunter movie starring Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Ultraviolet) is currently in development and we have seen her in action in first-look exclusive photo from the set alongside actor Tony Jaa (Ong-Bak, Tom-Yum-Goong).

The Witcher 3 came out on 2015 as the latest game of the series and a TV Series titled Netflix’s The Witcher is in works starring Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel). The protagonist, Geralt of Rivia has appeared as a guest character in Bandai Namco's popular fighting game Soulcalibur VI.

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Monster Hunter: World X Witcher 3 crossover event will arrive on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in early 2019. Players on PC will also be able to take part in the celebration at a later date that is yet to be announced officially.

Moreover, the game will receive a major expansion pack titiled, Iceborne for all available platforms in autumn 2019. Capcom has already laid out great plans for MHW and the road-map towards next year looks pretty great to keep the fans engaged.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Gameplay Trailer

The new gameplay trailer for Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales showcases how an ordinary card game has evolved into a great RPG adventure.

The dark world of Witchers and monsters you remember from The Witcher series of games by developer/publisher CD Projekt Red gets a spin-off in the form of an upcoming free-to-play collectible card game, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales.

The game will feature cross-platform play and is currently scheduled to release for PC on 23 October. It will launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 4 December, 2018. Recently, a gameplay trailer is released for this single-player role-playing strategy adventure.

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Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Gameplay Trailer

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The newly released official gameplay trailer offers the detailed first-look at the in-game world derived from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.




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Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales focuses on a prominent character that remains largely unexplored throughout the lore, Queen Meve of Lyria and Rivia. It helped the developers create a unique game yet maintain a link to The Witcher saga.

Those who have played Gwent: The Witcher Card Game before would recognize many aspects of these games pretty similar since it allows players to make moves on the vast area of the exploration map as Meve and her army.

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Another Genre Classic

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Just like the world of Witcher, the maps are significantly bigger and filled with quests alongside events, locations and NPCs. By traveling around the world and encountering horrid creatures, you will gather supplies and resources necessary for your war camps.

You are to train your armed forces in camps where you need to upgrade them and boost their weapons before commencing into battles. Challenging conflict will present them during the campaign and epic battles will be fought where each action have consequences.

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The World of Witcher

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This anticipated card game is building a narrative-driven gameplay that offers various puzzles to solve and turn-based card battles. Even though that sounds like any typical game from the genre but the exploration to the expanded world of Witchers is an experience unlike any other.

Most of the card games are mostly an extension of games like Might & Magic VII or Magic: The Gathering. Thronebreaker however, takes inspiration from these classic digital card game titles and improves in overall to stand proud.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Netflix's The Witcher TV Series Casts Revealed

Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich of Netflix’s The Witcher has finally found its lead female casts.

Based on the original work of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher has become a successful media franchise and is being proceeded to be adapted into a TV Series for Netflix starring British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel).

Showrunner of upcoming Netflix's The Witcher, Lauren Hissrich leaves social media after major backlash on unconfirmed news of casting a non-white actress for Ciri spread and she returned to reveal casting some of series' most important roles.

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Netflix’s The Witcher TV Series Casts Revealed

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According to her interview with Hollywood Reporter, actress Freya Allan (Into the Badlands, The War of the Worlds) and Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) will join the show alongside Cavill as female leads Ciri and Yennefer respectively.

In contrast to the central character Geralt of Rivia, Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon is known as Ciri, princess of Cintra and his adoptive daughter. On the other hand, Yennefer is a sorceress and a love interest to Geralt, also came to be a mother figure to Ciri.

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Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra Cast as Ciri and Yennefer

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Lauren S. Hissrich, who has previous history of working on Marvel's Netflix TV universe, is serving as showrunner and an executive producer for the upcoming fantasy series alongside Alik Sakharov (Game of Thrones, House of Cards).

After Polish video game developer company CD Projekt Red launched The Witcher as an action role-playing game back in 2007, it gained insane popularity and become the primary standard of visual representation of the entire lore worldwide.

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Though she is a fan of the games but for the interpretation of the show, she does not want to rely heavily on the best-selling video game franchise and states the following.

We needed to create our own visual representation. As I’ve been developing the series I’ve actually pulled back from playing the video games because I wanted to make sure the show we were creating was its own unique thing.

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Although no premiere dates for Netflix's The Witcher has been confirmed yet, production will start soon for an eight episodes run. Hissrich is aiming for a depiction sophisticated from games as the author did not always specify diversity of people in books.

When she ditched Twitter last month due to the controversy over a casting call for Ciri, they hired a casting director for the show, who has already cast 50 people total and Freya Allan was picked from over 200 young women of Europe.

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Netflix’s The Witcher TV Series Casts

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Rest of supporting cast includes Jodhi May (The Best Man, The Escapist) and Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Homecoming, You're Killing Me Susana) in role of Queen Calanthe and her husband and king of Cintra, Eist. Adam Levy (Before I Go to Sleep, Knightfall) and MyAnna Buring (Doomsday, Kill List) are to play Mousesack and Tissaia.

Millie Brady (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) plays the role of Princess Renfri while Mimi Ndiweni (Cinderella, The Legend of Tarzan) and Therica Wilson-Read (Fox Trap, Suicide Club) is cast as novice sorcerers.