"Some fight for glory, justice or gold. I fight for those I hold dear."The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
— Geralt of Rivia
is the third game in the video game trilogy of The Witcher
. Unlike the previous two games, Wild Hunt
is open-world with all areas accessible, rather than only one area per chapter. It is unknown if its story will be divided into chapters.
From what we know so far, the game seems to take place almost immediately after the events of Assassin of Kings
. Geralt, his memory now fully restored, sets out in search of his lover, the sorceress Yennefer. However, his quest becomes complicated when, as the previous game foreshadowed, the Nilfgaardian Empire launches a massive invasion of the Northern Kingdoms, headed by Geralt's old nemesis, Emperor Emhyr var Emreis. As the title indicates, Geralt will most likely also have to deal with his long time foe, the King of the Wild Hunt, once and for all.
This game contains examples of the following:
- All Crimes Are Equal: Discussed by Geralt in the "Killing Monsters" trailer.
Evil is Evil. Lesser, greater, middling, it makes no difference. The degree is arbitrary. The definitions blurred. If I'm to choose between one evil and another... I'd rather not choose at all
- Badass Beard: Geralt now sports a beard, emphasizing his more rugged, dangerous side.
- Grand Finale: This entry serves as the climax of Geralt's story in the video games.
- Moral Myopia: Defied by Geralt, in keeping with his previous characterization.note
- Multiple Endings: Three endings have been confirmed.
- Sex Face Turn: The developers stated in an interview that Geralt can bang a sorceress who has been opposing him for much of the game.
- Wide Open Sandbox: You are free to wander throughout the island chain that serves as the setting of Wild Hunt, unlike previous games, where you were limited to specific areas depending on your point in the story.
- The Wild Hunt: The spectral cavalry unit known as the Wild Hunt returns once again for this final entry in the Geralt trilogy.
- Two Roads Before You: As in previous installments, the game is all about choice and consequences. For instance: Slay a monster and watch it's worshipers be purged along with it, or allow them to all live, at the cost of the monster killing others?