Awesome: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • The first cinematic trailer, in which Geralt dispatches three Nilfgaardian soldiers who have paid him the bounty for a young Leshen and are about to lynch a woman for simply trying to stay alive in No Man's Land. With just a stolen knife, an Aard, and his two hands, the White Wolf makes mince-meat of them, leaving the leader teetering on a barrel with a noose around his neck.
    Vesemir: Don't meddle. Take the reward and let's go...
    Woman: Help me!
    Black One: Knew you Witchers wouldn't scorn Imperial gold. Tough hunt?
    Geralt: Tougher than yours, that's certain. (Narrating as they ride away at a trot) Evil is evil. Lesser, greater, middling - makes no difference. The degree is arbitrary. The definition's blurred. If I'm to choose between one evil and another... I'd rather not choose at all. (dismounts and begins to draw his steel sword from his saddle's scabbard)
    Vesemir: Just make it quick, Geralt.
    Geralt: (sheathes sword and marches back on foot, throwing off his cloak)
    Black One: What the — ?
    Geralt: (knocks two men aside and blasts the other back with the Sign of the Winter Storm) Close your eyes.
    Black One: Hit him!
    Geralt: (butchers them in a flash as they try to fight back. Throws the knife into the ground and strides forth to grab the main war-criminal)
    Black One: Wha - wha - what are you doing?!
    • Our protagonist cannot be neutral any longer, his own code will not allow for it.
      • As cool as that sounds, the truth is actually the opposite. Wild Hunt restores the option for the player to choose neutrality in the politics of the world, which wasn't an option in the previous game. Based on the information released so far, the player can choose to meddle in favour of the Northern Kingdoms, Nilfgaard or neither.
  • One for book readers, as a certain Princess of Cintra; Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon. Makes her debut!
  • The Sword of Destiny Trailer. Charles Dance as Emperor Emhyr Var Emreis, Yennefer, Ciri, Vesamir, Eskel and Lambert, maybe even Letho; finally return or make their appearance for the first time in the video game's canon.
  • The Trail Cinematic Trailer, in all its pre-rendered glory.
    • Geralt's tracking abilities get to show their true worth as he recreates what happened on a battlefield between Temeria and Nilfgaard.
    • The Black One who takes off a sprinting horse's head with a single swipe.
    • All of Yennefer's displays of magic, including the combination of ice, lightning and earth Circles of the Elements to divert an entire Nilfgaardian heavy cavalry line around her and bury them alive, plus the metaphor of leaving behind her frozen heart in the form of the crow's skull.
  • Overall presentation wise, this game is set to be one of the most visually sumptuous open-world games ever made. Not only does blood spatter realistically into the water from your sword blows, it reacts to the movement of the player character and the force of Signs and bombs, sending ripples throughout the marsh. And then there are the new dismemberment physics...