The Witcher 3’s opening cinematic coming to the Golden Joystick

Renowned independent Polish developer CD Projekt RED has just announced The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt’s opening cinematic will debut at the upcoming Golden Joystick Awards ceremony, which takes place on the 24th of October. Tune in at 15:45 BST to be among the first to watch Geralt of Rivia following ‘The Trail’ (I assume that’s the trailer’s name), which foreshadows The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt’s main events. CDPR has also announced Wild Hunt has been nominated in the ‘Most Wanted’ category, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. If you haven’t cast your vote yet, you can do so [here].

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt concludes the story of the witcher Geralt of Rivia, the series’ protagonist, whose story to date has been covered in the previous versions. Continuing from The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, the ones who sought to use Geralt are now gone. Our protagonist now seeks to embark on a new and personal mission, whilst the world-order itself is coming to a change. Geralt’s new mission comes in dark times, as the mysterious and otherworldly army known as the Wild Hunt invades the Northern Kingdoms, leaving only blood-soaked earth and fiery ruin in its wake; and (unfortunately for Geralt) it seems the witcher is the key to stopping their cataclysmic rampage.

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt was officially announced on the 4th of February 2013 via Game Informer, with a 2014 release on PC and “all high-end platforms available”. The latter was then clarified to mean the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One on the 21st of February, 2013, and June 10th, 2013, respectively. According to the official information from Microsoft, The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt was originally not going to be available on the Xbox One in Poland, the country where the game’s development process is taking place. However, this has recently changed as regional restrictions have been entirely removed from the Xbox One.

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt launches on February 24th, 2015, on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.