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  • Ascended Fanon: Rather appropriate that the game has a pirouette-like short dodge, considering it came after one that had a pirouette-style dodge as a mod.
  • Defictionalization:
    • Gwent was well-received enough that the "Hearts of Stone" and "Blood and Wine" expansions have limited editions which include a physical Gwent set.
      • To a lesser extent, Gwent in general was defictionalized as a Heartstone-esque digital CCG.
  • Fun with Acronyms:
    • Ugliest Man Alive
    • Defensive Regulatory Magicon, defeated by Gottfried's Omni-opening Grimoire
    • Gaunter O'Dimm
  • Mythology Gag: One that's easy to miss is in the cutscene after you defeat Eredin. The move Geralt uses in that cutscene - taking the momentum from Eredin's parry and turning it into an attack of his own popped up way back in Blood of Elves in an early scene of Geralt training Ciri on the pendulums; specifically how to use that very move to successfully complete the exercise.
  • Promoted Fanboy: When a fan wrote to CD Projekt Red about how The Witcher 2 helped him cope with his cluster-migraines, CDPR responded by offering to make him an NPC in Wild Hunt.
  • Stunt Casting: Polish dubbing for Blood and Wine involves two cases easily overshadowing Charles Dance in English dubbing, considering it's just an expansion pack and the roles are very minor:
    • Roach is voiced by Wojciech Mann, a famous radio speaker with a very characteristic voice. Just check yourself.
    • In the conclusion of Big Game Hunter quest, Geralt can visit the painting presentation. The woman making a lecture about monsters (virtually a nameless extra) is voiced by Krystyna Czubówna, a voice every single Pole knows due to her extensive work as a lector in documentary films about wildlife. It borders on Casting Gag, since she's yet again providing a lecture in style of documentary film, in completely serious tone, about fictional monsters.
  • Troubled Production: A mild example. If CD Projekt Red's Glassdoor page is any indication, development of the game happened at a breakneck pace that took a toll on employees, resulting in a staggering turnover rate.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Apparently, the game was originally scheduled to include a section where Geralt fights while ice-skating. The below article reveals that this section would've involved Ciri ice-skating in a boss fight against Caranthir, a Mythology Gag from the books.
    • Another article reveals a wide array of people, places, monsters and mechanics which didn't make it into the final product. One of the most notable alterations detailed is that Iorveth, one of the most prominent characters from The Witcher 2 and one of the most conspicuously missing individuals in the game, originally had a large role planned in the game along with the Scoia'tael. Unfortunately, for unexplained reasons, the story had to be cut in development and the writers decided to leave him out of the game entirely instead of just shoehorn him in somewhere else.

    Misc Trivia 
  • The game has won 250 Game of the Year Awards, along with 650 other awards. Combined, the game has over 800 awards.
  • The Taxman Cometh quest, the monster Chort of White Orchard, and the related cards in Gwent (the Chort and "Cow"), are in-game additions that reference player exploits that used to result in a lot of crowns very, very fast. Without clicking the wiki links and spoiling the fun, let's just say that killing six cows in White Orchard results in the Bovine Defense Force Initiative getting deployed.
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