SDCC 2014: ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ Panel Coverage

At this year's San Diego Comic-Con, the Fanboy Comics crew attended the panel for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, a franchise that has spanned literature, comics, film and television, board games, and widely popular video games. The panel featured actor Doug Cockle (Geralt of Rivia, The Witcher franchise), Dark Horse Comics author Paul Tobin (The Witcher House of Glass), Nick McWhorter, CD Projekt RED's game developers Damien Monnier and Lukasz Wnek (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt), Rafal Jaki, and was moderated by SpikeTV's Geoff Keighley.  Providing a sneak preview of the new Dark Horse publications and the first-ever live consumer demo of the upcoming video game, the panel gave excited attendees the chance to experience the new adventures that lie ahead for the franchise.

The panel began with a half hour demo of The Witcher 3, illustrating the vibrant visuals, expansive landscapes, and horrific monsters that players will experience during their gameplay.  No detail was spared in the creation of the game, as the open-world environment in which the characters were set, the diversity of the main and non-player characters, and the depth of the story told demonstrated the time, energy, and hard work of the game developers at CD Projekt RED.  The game boasts the largest open world setting in modern RPG history, as it is 30 times larger than the previous Witcher games.  For those having followed The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, this final installment will conclude the story of the witcher Geralt of Rivia.

Writer Paul Tobin, who is currently writing The Witcher comic book series for Dark Horse Comics (with art by Joe Querio and coloring by Carlos Badilla), also excited the audience with a reminder about the upcoming Volume One trade paperback, which will collect the entire miniseries and is scheduled to released in September of 2014, featuring cover artwork by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. 

Overall, the panel only further whetted the appetite of players who are looking forward to the game's release on February 24, 2015.  Fans left the panel with not only a vivid idea of what to anticipate but with an exclusive SDCC print, as well as free digital codes for The Witcher Adventure Game and The Witcher House of Glass #1 from Dark Horse Comics.  For more information regarding The Witcher 3, please visit the game's official website.  In addition, stay tuned to the Fanboy Comics website for exclusive Comic-Con interviews with the creative team of The Witcher franchise!

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