The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the third game in the video game trilogy of The Witcher; it was released May 19th, 2015. Unlike the previous two games, Wild Hunt is open-world with all areas accessible, rather than only one area per chapter.
In the wake of Assassins of Kings, Geralt continues his work as a Witcher, hunting monsters that would prey on the innocent in a world filled with chaos and war. After six months on the Witcher's Path, however, that all changes when an old friend of Geralt's, Emperor Emhyr var Emreis of Nilfgaard, summons the Witcher for a most poignant quest: Find Ciri, a child of destiny precious to them both; she is the one soul in the world whom Geralt considers kin. Geralt must now travel the lands (The bleak hellhole that is the province of Velen, the Wretched Hive that is the free city of Novigrad, and the brutal, unforgiving Skellige Isles, along with a handful of mini-regions and individual levels) in search of Ciri, all the while battling the otherworldly legions of The Wild Hunt, who seek the girl for their own nefarious ends...
The game was released on May 19th, 2015 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A re-release on the Nintendo Switch with all the DLC arrived on October 15, 2019. A version for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S was released on December 14, 2022, with a free upgrade for those who own previous generation versions.
Additional content comes in the form of both a Free DLC Program and two Expansion Packs. The Free DLC Program consists of 16 pieces of content, ranging from new quests to alternate appearances. Hearts of Stone, the first expansion, was released on October 13, 2015. Geralt gets a contract from the mysterious Gaunter O'Dimm, the Man of Glass, which takes him on an adventure into the wilds of the Velen marshlands and the nooks and alleys of Oxenfurt. Caught in a thick tangle of deceit, Geralt will need all his cunning and strength to solve the mystery and emerge unscathed. Blood and Wine, the second expansion, was released on May 31, 2016. In contrast to the war-torn Northern Kingdoms, Blood and Wine takes Geralt back to the wine-making Nilfgaardian Duchy of Toussaint, untouched by the war and steeped in an atmosphere of carefree indulgence and knightly rituals. But underneath lies a dark, bloody secret that threatens both Geralt and the Duchy itself.