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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Breakdown

New gameplay breakdown of Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projekt Red livestream goes deep into character creation and hacking.

Video game fans are eagerly waiting for upcoming highly anticipated role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red to arrive on April 16, 2020 for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Meanwhile, development team of CD Projekt has been giving out new and interesting details every now and then to keep up the hype. Their most recent release is a special gameplay breakdown that comes with developer commentary.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Breakdown

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In a latest deep dive video of Cyberpunk 2077, players are given more in-depth details of gameplay mechanics.




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Though this newly released video is much shorter in length than E3 2018 gameplay reveal, it offers you a better understanding of how everything in your surrounding actually works including character customization and hacking.

In last year's video, entire focus was set on quests and visual design but this newest clip highlights on playstyles. Primarily, two distinct character built is shown above that each are specialized in different approach to situation.

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Welcome to Pacifica

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Our deep dive journey begins at Pacifica district of Night City, which was planned as a tourist spot but most of its establishments were abandoned midway due to a sudden hit on global economy and now is wretched hive for gangs.

Rather than walking around these blocks, players would be wise to travel in an armored vehicle or a fast bike for safety. However, Pacifica local markets will not disappoint you when you are looking for some rare items or illegal cyberware.

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Work With Voodoo Boys

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The set quest takes us to Grand Imperial Mall, where The Animals gang are currently residing and to learn what they are up to, V will be teaming up with their rival group called Voodoo Boys, who are very skilled in using net.

Though these guys usually do not work with outsiders, they agreed to help V and gives out a mission to get into Grand Imperial Mall. The Animals are a deadly gang full of muscle-heads that has occupied that place for some suspicious reason.

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Often times, they deal with illegal substances on street level to bend the existing market or hardcore prize fights underground. This time they are on Pacifica to do business and their ad hoc leader is a woman named Sasquatch.

In beginning of character creation system, players must choose a background for mercenary protagonist V from Corporate, Nomad or Street Kid. Your past will come in handy later when it will unlock features at some vital story point.

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Animals' Leader Sasquatch

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Then instead of choosing a gender or sex for V, you can pick a body type of you preference and go for full customization. CP2077 doesn't offer you a class to choose but lets you create your own with whatever skill set you want to equip them with.

You either follow a solo playstyle that is more combat-focused and handle most situations with punching and shooting down enemies or choose to be an expert netrunner, which is more stealth-based and focused on hacking stuffs.

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Since everything is connected to cyberspace, hacking them will not go unnoticed by a group called NetWatch. At one point of exploring, we meet Johnny Silverhand, played by actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) for a brief time.

CD Projekt Red has made significant change to Cyberpunk 2077 that what we saw at E3 2018 press conference event and added much more layers to its role-playing elements in terms of both character build or story paths.

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.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Won't Let You Attack Children or Story NPC

Although you can fight almost anyone in Night City, Cyberpunk 2077 will not let you hurt kids or NPCs related to story.

An open-world game, upcoming role-playing title Cyberpunk 2077 from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red will allow players freedom to become whoever they want to be as player character V or do almost whatever they wish to do in Night City.

People can hurt others or even take on a role of a pacifist by not killing anyone at all and yet complete all tasks. Despite having very little in-game player restrictions, you won't be able to violently attack any children or NPCs essential to story.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Won't Let You Attack Children or Story NPC

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Of course there are people that come after you and you have to fight back or there are gang members and corporate jerks that you would want to give a beating but there are still limits to who you can or cannot physically harm.

So, if you are intend to be aggressive towards everyone around you or go on a murderous spree, children and NPCs important to game story will be protected, according to a recent response on Reddit from a CDPR representative.

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In-Game Player Restrictions

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Also, trying to aggressive and antagonize folks have their unique consequences; especially if you decide to pick a fight with gangs or start causing trouble in a police-controlled area, they sure would react and even come after you.

Previously, developer/publisher Bethesda made it so that players of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim would not be able to hurt or kill children by making them unkillable to do away with problematic portrayals of any violence against children.

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CDPR actually took a pretty thoughtful step to avoid further unnecessary debacle regarding people getting upset over sensitive subjects as child abuse in a video game by protecting them while making almost everyone else fair game.

CD Projekt Red has already been in controversies regarding transgender representation and minority groups in Cyberpunk 2077 but creator Mike Pondsmith, who came to their defense suggesting the studio is paying proper respect to cultural difference.

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).

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Cosplay Contest Announced

CD Projekt Red has announced official cosplay contest for Cyberpunk 2077 worth $40K prize pool.

If people already weren't hyped enough for upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red, actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) intensified it sky high by appearing at Xbox E3 2019 press event.

Too make it even bigger than it already is, CDPR has just announced an official cosplay contest based on their anticipated story-driven RPG with a total prize pool $40,000 that will conclude in 2020 through a Grand Finale event live.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Cosplay Contest Announced

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Anyone interested to participate will have to design a costume or getup based on a character that already exists within fictional universe of Cyberpunk and was shown in any official materials like poster, screenshots or even trailer.

Very soon, there will be an official cosplay guide on their official website to help contestants create their desired getup. You can take part by submitting your entry online anytime before November 30, 2:59 PM PT/11:59 PM CET.

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Customize Your Cosplay

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Or you can just show up on a few select events to showcase your designed costume on stage live and one from each event will be picked for Grand Finale. You may want to take a look at event schedules in advance given below.

  • Gamescom (Cologne, Germany) August 21-24
  • PAX West (Seattle, USA) August 31-September 3
  • Tokyo Game Show, Tokyo, Japan, September 12-15
  • Igromir (Moscow, Russia), October 4-7
  • Paris Games Week (Paris, France), October 30-November 3

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Only 10 finalists will make it to the red carpet Grand Finale in 2020, receiving $2,000 along with travel and accommodation costs. Top 3 will receive themed goodies and winner will take $15,000 on top of those and a chance to photoshoot for magazine cover.

Arranging public competition to heavily promote video game projects before launch is nothing new for video game developers but it surely is impressive to see how generously this Polish studio intends to compensate their participants.

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Before getting started, take some inspiration from the footage below or just go posing as Johnny Silverhand.




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Although there was some bad press regarding racial representation earlier but was debunked by its creator Mike Pondsmith eventually. Regardless of whatever controversy it faces, loyal fan-base of CDPR apparently has their back.

Cyberpunk 2077 is currently scheduled to release on 16 April, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. PC version of the game will be available via Epic Games Store, GOG and Steam digital distribution platforms for downloading online.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have Multiple Endings

Cyberpunk 2077 quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz confirms to feature multiple endings for the game.

Following recent appearance at Xbox E3 2019 press conference event, official release date for upcoming highly anticipated role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 is revealed to be 16 April, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

It is also confirmed by quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz in a recent interview with YouTuber YongYea that developer/publisher CD Projekt Red will be adding multiple endings for their ambitious story-driven RPG, all depending on player choice.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have Multiple Endings

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According to Tomaszkiewicz, there is more than one way to end the story for your character based on what path a player would choose during their campaign but he also didn't say that how many ending scenarios they are planning to go for.

For instance, V can opt out from using any cybernetic augmentations or even refrain from killing literally anyone. Exploring in futuristic megalopolis Night City will open up many pleasant or messy situations to you but how you handle it is up to you.

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Specialized in RPG development, CDPR has included three major endings for their The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt title of 2015. Following a branching narrative, it offered several other minor endings driven by in-game decisions made by player.

Given how they are aiming to go big with their next project, sci-fi adventure Cyberpunk 2077 may came out offering more endings than you expected. CDPR is strongly considering a Photo Mode but there is no official confirmation on that just yet.

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Despite being at crosshairs with media for their apparent portrayal of race and gender, CD Projekt Red has won E3 2019 with a surprise reveal of actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) playing a main character named Johnny Silverhand.

Other than major console platforms like PS4 and Xbox One, PC version of Cyberpunk 2077 will be available at Epic Games Store, GOG and Steam. A collector's edition is currently up for pre-order that is worth $249.99 featuring digital and physical items.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2019 Demo Will Be Revealed at PAX West

New gameplay demo of Cyberpunk 2077 from E3 2019 will be going public during PAX West 2019 event.

In a recent appearance at Xbox press conference event, developer/publisher CD Projekt Red has won over E3 2019 by revealing actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) being a part of their upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077.

Just like last year, CDPR has showcased nearly an hour-long demo at E3 behind closed doors and away from public eyes, which their global community lead Marcin Momot has stated lately to be revealed at PAX West 2019.

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Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2019 Demo Will Be Revealed at PAX West

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However, fans who can't get enough of the game probably won't have to wait too long to get an exclusive look at extended gameplay demo because PAX West is coming on August 30 to September 2, which is only months away from now.

Not only did they show footage of Keanu Reeves' in-game character Johnny Silverhand but some level design elements were highlighted. Plus, audience was able to have some hands-off experience with combat mechanics and variety of options.

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In a reply Tweet to Wushu Studios' communications manager, Momot has confirmed gameplay reveal at PAX.



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An early report from E3 2018 revealed last year that the title will have full nudity because it is set in a futuristic reality where people are obsessed with cybernetic augmentations and some of them will let you hack into equipment to hurt enemies.

Cyberpunk 2077 marks to be one of the highly anticipated games from CD Projekt Red that is loosely based on Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop game by creator Mike Pondsmith and set to arrive on 16 April, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date

CD Projekt Red releases new Cyberpunk 2077 trailer at E3 2019 featuring Keanu Reeves and a release date set for 2020.

There is no doubt that upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most-anticipated game that players are eagerly looking to get their hands on as soon as it comes to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

This year, developer/publisher CD Projekt Red came to E3 2019 with a brand-new trailer and a release date that received a grand reveal by none other than actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) himself came to stage to present it.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date

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Presented at Xbox E3 2019 press conference, new Cyberpunk 2077 cinematic trailer gets within its dark plot.




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As usual, player character V arrives on a crime-ridden area of Night City megalopolis for a payday after finishing a job. His contractor asks if he got what he asked for and upon confirmation, tells him to go to washroom to wash off.

While washing off blood from his hands, V recounts how he went on a big-time job earlier with Jackie Welles to get insane rich and though they somehow got the job done, his friend caught up in ensuing shootout from rival gang.

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As soon as he got out, V is slammed with the door and he tries to retaliate with pointy extension of his augmented arms to no avail. His fixer, Dexter DeShawn is mad at him that they caused too much chaos and they all draw their gun on each other.

He discovers himself in a junkyard outside of megacity and is rebooted by a stranger with a likeness of John Wick star. He invites V by saying "Wake the fuck up, samurai. We have a city to burn", which is a nod to the name printed on the collar of his jacket.

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Reeves's role here is obviously of a non-playable character but he is not just a random nobody here. He is playing Johnny Silverhand, an iconic character created by Mike Pondsmith for original Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop game.

You can even see him having a shiny cybernetic silver arm when he removes his shades but this is quite different than his actual look. Bringing Silverhand into the mix is an attempt from CD Projekt Red to connect the game to its lore.

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Also, a detailed look at digital and physical goodies from an unboxed collector's edition has been unveiled in another video.




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A Collector's Edition worth $249.99 is up for pre-order now, which includes an artbook, box, embroidered patches, metal pin set, NCPD evidence bag, quadra V-tech metal keychain, V-figure and digital items like original soundtrack.

Sci-fi adventure Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projekt Red currently scheduled to release on April 16, 2020. PC version of the game will be available on Epic Games Store, GOG and Steam as developers chose not to make it an Epic Store-exclusive.

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.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 is Different Now from E3 2018 Gameplay

Quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz of Cyberpunk 2077 game revealed it to be different from E3 2018 presentation.

Last time we had a proper look into upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 was back in E3 2018, when developer/publisher CD Projekt Red offered an extensive gameplay reveal for everyone and everyone was blown away.

However, quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz revealed in a recent interview with Area Jugones that you will realize that the game has changed into something different than E3 demo from last year when you see it in action next time.

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Cyberpunk 2077 is Different Now from E3 2018 Gameplay

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Tomaszkiewicz states that when they presented the demo to public, development team still had no clear vision of how things they wanted to add would fit in an open-world and thus, many elements have gone through reinventions.

Players would be allowed to a wide range of weapons in Cyberpunk 2077 and it may also affect styles of combat. Studio members are very keen to implement some new ideas to make the game fun with better fighting mechanics.

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Of course a gameplay demo is just a small chunk out of actual game and a narrative-driven plot progressed with player choice has multiple directions to go and objectives to follow, which is a good hint at how vast it would expand when complete.

Tomaszkiewicz never said anything about what development stages they are currently in but we can only assume that E3 2019 may at best get us an official release date for 2020 and any rumors of it coming later this year can easily be dismissed.

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Since reworks were done to redesign and renovate, many of its aspects are now noticeably different and many new things are yet to be shown. We can still rely on CD Projekt Red to deliver a great RPG title despite a drastic shift in development.

Regardless of whatever change they are applying, upcoming sci-fi adventure Cyberpunk 2077 still remains one of the most-anticipated title for players on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, maybe even on next-gen consoles as well.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Confirmed for E3 2019

CD Projekt Red confirmed fans that upcoming dystopian RPG title Cyberpunk 2077 will be at E3 2019 this summer.

Polish developer/publisher CD Projekt Red is renowned for their work on The Witcher series and currently working on a major role-playing title Cyberpunk 2077 that is one of the most anticipated upcoming video games players are waiting for.

Though the studio made quite a show at E3 2018 with an official trailer followed by a long gameplay walkthrough, eager fans cannot get enough of it and kept bugging them whether or not they will show up at E3 2019 and they concurred.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Confirmed for E3 2019

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Official Twitter account for Cyberpunk game has confirmed showing up this year at E3 without giving much detail of any sort.



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The confirmation came with a series of speculation of a release date announcement or some more extended gameplay video from fans, which are most likely to happen at some extent but there were no comments from the developers to support those theories.

After making an official title reveal and dropping a teaser trailer more than six years ago, CD Projekt Red sort of delved deep into the development of this project in background while working on The Witcher series of games.

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Set to release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on a yet to specified date, we are looking forward to get more intel on Night City metropolis when it will make a show at Los Angeles, California during E3 2019 from June 12-14, 2019.

Cyberpunk 2077 would feature some nudity to support its transhumanism theme and despite many believing it to be a multiplayer shooter of some sort, the game actually offers a true RPG experience for all mature players.

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.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Witcher Author Demands More Royalties

Andrzej Sapkowski, author of The Witcher novel series demands more than $16 million in royalties from developer CD Projekt Red.

Before the first action role-playing game from The Witcher series was released back in 2007 by developer/publisher CD Projekt Red, probably many haven't ever heard of the novels the franchise was based upon or who monster hunter Geralt of Rivia was.

Now that it has become a worldwide sensation followed by two sequels; The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, a demand for over $16 million in royalties is made by its creator and Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.

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The Witcher Author Demands More Royalties

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Back in 2014, CD Projekt Red stated in an interview that these stories created by Sapkowski were only popular in Poland and there wouldn't be anything today without The Witcher game. Instead of buying rights from author, they simply bought a story that turned heads.

A letter publicly issued by the author claims that the Polish developer studio has paid a sum too low compared to the benefits they have made using his work. It also claims that the agreement between them was for the first installment of the series.

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In an interview to Eurogamer last year, Sapkowski expressed his regrets over agreeing to a fixed sum, which he very much regrets now.

They offered me a percentage of their profits. I said, 'No, there will be no profit at all - give me all my money right now! The whole amount. It was stupid. I was stupid enough to leave everything in their hands because I didn't believe in their success. But who could foresee their success? I couldn't.

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The author never even believed that his work would ever make any money and agreed to a one-time payment. Through the letter, he requests for only six percent of the profits the franchise has made till date to be paid in royalties.

Considering the massive success of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt alone Sapkowski is owed at least $16.11 million, according to the claims of the letter. So, he is expecting percentage for all three games and their expansions and the amount will be even bigger then.

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For everyone to take a look at the letter, we have embedded the English language version of the formal demand below.



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Despite whatever agreement was made between two parties, Sapkowski can feel a bit ripped off considering the popularity of the series has lead to an upcoming TV show on Netflix that will feature British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel) in lead role.

CD Projekt Red is also working on a spin-off role-playing game Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, which has players all hyped up as it is coming on 23 October, 2018 for PC and then on 4 December for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.