The Pan European Game Information board has rated CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series, the next-gen upgrades were announced prior to the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series. CD Projekt Red has confirmed that they hope to release the next-gen upgrade within 2021, the game will also be getting free DLC based on the live-action Netflix adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s series. No other details were revealed. Existing owners of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will get the next-gen upgrades for free.

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Brief outline of the game

Game of the Year Edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, compiling DLC content for the game and expansions: ‘Hearts of Stone’ and ‘Blood and Wine’. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a story-driven, open world game, following Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster slayer. The expansions take Geralt to No Man’s Land, lured by a bounty on a sewer monster, and the lands of Toussaint, where a dark secret lies beneath the beautiful exterior.

Content specific issues

The game features frequent strong violence, occasional scenes of violence against vulnerable characters and frequent strong language. Geralt is able to dismember, decapitate, disembowel and bisect his enemies during gameplay combat. Notable scenes of strong violence include, but are not limited to, a raven burrowing into a man’s eye socket and bursting from the back of his shattered skull and a man’s face melting and sizzling after being struck by a fire spell. Violence against vulnerable and defenceless persons includes people being bound to and burnt at the stake, and a child being fed upon by a vampire. The word ‘fuck’ is used frequently and ‘cunt’ is used several times.

Other issues

Geralt is featured in sex scenes with several different women; the couples’ genitals are not visible during intercourse, though there are other moments of full nudity.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt synopsis via CD Projekt Red:

Become a professional monster slayer and embark on an adventure of epic proportions!
Upon its release, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt became an instant classic, claiming over 250 Game of the Year awards. Now you can enjoy this huge, over 100-hour long, open-world adventure along with both its story-driven expansions worth an extra 50 hours of gameplay. This edition includes all additional content – new weapons, armor, companion outfits, new game mode and side quests.

Play as a Highly Trained Monster Slayer for Hire

– Trained from early childhood and mutated to gain superhuman skills, strength and reflexes, witchers are a distrusted counterbalance to the monster-infested world in which they live.
– Gruesomely destroy foes as a professional monster hunter armed with a range of upgradeable weapons, mutating potions, and combat magic.
– Hunt down a wide variety of exotic monsters, from savage beasts prowling mountain passes to cunning supernatural predators lurking in the shadowy back alleys of densely populated cities.
– Invest your rewards to upgrade your weaponry and buy custom armor, or spend them on horse races, card games, fist fighting and other pleasures life brings.

Track Down the Child of Prophecy in a Morally Ambiguous Fantasy Open World

– Built for endless adventure, the massive open world of The Witcher sets new standards in terms of size, depth and complexity.
– Traverse a fantastical open world: explore forgotten ruins, caves and shipwrecks, trade with merchants and dwarven smiths in cities, and hunt across open plains, amidst mountains and at sea.
– In a time of war, track down the child of prophecy, a living weapon of great power whose coming was foretold in ancient elven legends.
– Make choices that go beyond good and evil and face their far-reaching consequences.

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