The Witcher: Monster Slayer, a mobile augmented reality game, is set to release in summer 2021

Mobile registration for The Witcher: Monster Slayer, an augmented-reality spin-off of The Witcher, is now available to fans who want to check out an early-access "soft-launch version" of the title.

CD Projekt CFO Piotr Nielubowicz revealed during the company's fiscal year 2020 financial reports that the game, which has already been soft-launched in many countries, will be released officially in the coming months.

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"In the past year Spokko – the youngest member of the CD PROJEKT Group – announced The Witcher: Monster Slayer, a location-based AR mobile game," Nielubowicz said. "Following its soft launch phase, which involved testing in several countries, the game’s official release is fast approaching and we expect it to occur this summer."

The Witcher: Monster Slayer augmented reality (AR) mobile game has opened up registration for Android users. Developers Spokko Games, a part of CD Projekt, said the game will hit Android devices through an early access soft launch later this year. CD Projekt announced in August 2020 that they are developing an Android and iOS version of their hit Witcher game. However, the soft launch for the game is only happening for the Android platform for now. The Witcher: Monster Slayer will have similar gameplay to Pokemon Go.


The Witcher: Monster Slayer was revealed back in August 2020. Events unfold long before the events of existing Witcher games, in a land where monsters still roam freely, and it's into this untamed version of the Continent that players are thrust - via the technological magic of augmented-reality - into this free-to-play "location-based RPG".

Killing monsters would also encourage you to collect trophies as evidence of your success, just like Geralt in The Witcher games. There will also be adventure quests based on the games' plots, and the game will be influenced by the time of day and real-life environmental conditions.

The Witcher: Monster Slayer's trailer doesn't reveal anything about the game's gameplay, but it does borrow a couple of elements from the eponymous game series. The game will be free-to-play for all smartphone devices, according to CD Projekt's mobile development team Spokko. There's no word about whether the game would include in-app purchases or rely on ads for sales. The game should be expected to differ significantly after the full version is released later, as the developers are just releasing an early access version. There's still no word about whether the final edition will be available.

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In the trailer for the Witcher mobile game. A player is seen wandering a woodland and seeing a ghost known as Leshen in the Witcher Universe in the trailer. Users take on the role of a Witcher, and the game uses real-time location monitoring and augmented reality technologies to show players where monsters can be found. Non-player characters (NPCs) can be interacted with to take quests, examine monster attacks for clues, and collect resources for crafting, among other things.


To register players can visit the official website of The Witcher: Monster Slayer “Foul monsters wander the vast lands of the Continent — and it falls to those known as witchers to track them down,”

The Witcher: Monster Slayer is an augmented-reality adventure game set years before Geralt of Rivia's day. It challenges you to become an elite monster hunter. As you begin your career as a skilled monster slayer, see the world around you turned into The Witcher's dark fantasy universe, and visit once-familiar places now infested with deadly beasts.”

As of now, there's no firm release date, but we've been told to expect it later this "summer" - or Q3 if you're in the southern hemisphere.
 

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