If you like The Witcher, but turned your nose up at Pokémon Go and Harry Potter Wizards Unite for being “for kids”, then CD Projekt Red have got just the game for you. Introducing The Witcher: Monster Slayer.
The game will come to iOS and Android in 2020, leaning on many of the same augmented reality world building techniques of Pokémon Go and Wizards Unite. You’ll wander around the real world, checking in at various locations, while tracking, studying and ultimately fighting monsters.
In fairness, the game will have a more action RPG slant to it, and does take inspiration from the fantasy world’s lore in having you need to prepare for each battle. You’ll have to brew potions and oils, craft bombs and monster bait, and upgrade your character before you’ll be ready to take on certain monsters. Battles will then take place in first-person AR combat via your phone.
There will also be story-driven quests inspired by the main series of games, taking players on grand adventures…. while you’re walking your dog in the park.
The Witcher: Monster Slayer is coming to iOS and Android, with launch dates for both versions set to be revealed later this year.
Source: press release