CD Projekt Red has now soft-launched its neat-looking augmented reality title The Witcher: Monster Slayer. The only catch is that it’s currently only open to iOS players in New Zealand.
Interestingly, it’s set well before the time of Geralt of Rivia, meaning we likely won’t be seeing many fan-favourite characters appear throughout. What you will recognise, however, are the many hideous monsters out to tear you limb from limb.
Water hags, sirens, ghouls, and griffins all feature, so it certainly seems like there’s a sizeable focus on complex combat encounters here. For example, you’ll be able to brew potions and oils or craft deadly bombs in order to take down your targets.
The game also appears to be more narrative-driven than your average AR game, so I’m really hoping that the series’ excellent fantasy storytelling shines through.