A couple of days ago, CD Projekt RED announced a new mobile title set in The Witcher universe, and that game is The Witcher: Monster Slayer. The game has been described a bit like Pokemon GO but for Witcher fans. However, you will not be capturing the various monsters that stalk the realm, but instead fighting them. To do this players will have to prepare potions, check in at locations, and track monsters before you fight them. And, if you live in New Zealand you can try out the early development version on Apple devices.
Gather round witchers, we just launched the early development version of our game in New Zealand for you to test!
— The Witcher: Monster Slayer (@TheWitcherMS) August 31, 2020
The Witcher: Monster Slayer is expected to release worldwide in 2020 for iOS and Android, so that early test may roll out to other nations. The Twitter account associated with the game has advised people to sign up to the newsletter, where more information will be given once release windows of The Witcher: Monster Slayer for other regions have been confirmed. The game will have a more action RPG slant to it compared to similar mobile titles, 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.
The Witcher: Monster Slayer will feature quests to complete while you are out and about as well.