The Witcher News

It's our first look at Henry Cavill as Geralt in Netflix's The Witcher

UPDATE: Triss Merigold actress revealed as well.

UPDATE 4PM GMT: Netflix has also confirmed a number of the other actors joining The Witcher cast, including the actress who'll play iconic sorceress Triss Merigold. Taking the role is Anna Shaffer, according to the Hollywood Reporter, who you may remember as Romilda Vane from Harry Potter - the girl who gave Harry a love potion. Shaffer also played Ruby Button in British soap opera Hollyoaks.

Sounds like Cyberpunk 2077 decided against multiplayer

Witcher encouraging words to hear.

There's been the suggestion of multiplayer in CD Projekt Red's new game Cyberpunk 2077 for a while. In 2013, studio head Adam Badowski even told me "we're going to add multiplayer features", although he also said "it will be a story-based RPG experience with amazing single-player playthroughs". Regardless, that was five years ago, and a lot has happened since then.

What would The Witcher 1 prologue tutorial - where amnesiac Geralt is hauled in from the woods by his witcher pals and taken to the iconic castle Kaer Morhen - look like remade in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt? After all, Kaer Morhen and Geralt's pals all appear in The Witcher 3.

Can't wait for the Witcher Netflix series? This 30-minute Witcher fan film, Alzur's Legacy, looks surprisingly good. Perhaps it's because it's professionally made by a recognised Polish cast and competent crew - or perhaps it's because the main character isn't Geralt.

It's been a great year for Witcher 3 dev CD Projekt. Now what?

Witcher expansion! Cyberpunk 2077! And... virtual reality?

It's been a brilliant financial year for CD Projekt, crowned by the release of The Witcher 3, a critical and commercial success that has propelled the Polish company to sales and revenue an order of magnitude higher than anything it's enjoyed before.

Witcher feature film planned for 2017, will begin a series

Doesn't have anything to do with CD Projekt Red.

A Witcher movie, which is nothing to do with Polish game maker CD Projekt Red, now has a global release date of 2017. It will both introduce the world of the Witcher and serve as the beginning of a series to continue in film and on TV.

CD Projekt Red announces 6 million The Witcher sales

CD Projekt Red announces 6 million The Witcher sales

Oh, what a bit of Polish will do.

Polish studio CD Projekt Red has announced 6 million combined The Witcher sales on this, the series' sixth birthday.

In that relatively short period of time Red has gone from being a nobody into an internationally renowned somebody, crafting a next-generation RPG prestigious enough for Microsoft to feature during its important E3 Xbox One presentation this year.

To mark the occasion I travelled to Poland to see the studio with my own eyes and meet the people responsible for it. That story, CD Projekt's story, will be told in an article coming soon.

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The Witcher series sells over four million copies

The Witcher and its sequel The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings have cumulatively sold over four million copies, developer CD Projekt RED has announced.

The first Witcher was only released for PC and Mac, while its sequel launched last year on PC before receiving a snazzy enhanced edition on Xbox 360 a few months back. A Mac release is expected later this year, and the Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition will see and Xbox 360 release in Japan come August.

The series is based on Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski's bestselling fantasy novels about an amnesiac monster hunter named Geralt.

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The Witcher 1 to launch on PS3 and Xbox 360, shops suggest

The Witcher 1 to launch on PS3 and Xbox 360, shops suggest

CD Projekt announcement due tomorrow.

2007 fantasy RPG The Witcher 1 will launch on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, shop listings have suggested.

The Witcher is down for PS3 and Xbox 360 on the Danish version of Blockbuster, and the Danish version of CoolShop has the PS3 version listed (via VG247).

Is this the "major announcement" developer CD Projekt teased for its summer press conference, set for tomorrow evening? In February CD Projekt Red confirmed two "A" games were due out in 2012. Is The Witcher on consoles one of them?

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Witcher 2 is separate from White Wolf

Latter was only "suspended", says dev.

Polish developer CD Projekt has told Eurogamer that The Witcher 2 and The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf were always - and still are - separate projects.

The Witcher 2 is heading to consoles

Don't expect it "too soon", says developer.

CD Projekt has revealed plans for a console version of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, no doubt hoping to realise what canned project The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf could not.

DRM removed, UGC in Witcher patch

DRM removed, UGC in Witcher patch

Five player-created adventures for the RPG.

Polish developer CD Projekt has patched its cult low-fantasy RPG The Witcher to version 1.5, removing the game's DRM security protection and adding five bonus adventures created by players.

As well as removing copy security measures, you'll now be able to play The Witcher without the disc in the drive of your machine.

The five community quests - Deceits, Blight of the Bogs, Wraiths of Quiet Hamlet, The Wedding, and Merry Witchmas - were created with the D'jinni adventure editor first released last year.

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CD Projekt confirms console Witcher halt

CD Projekt confirms console Witcher halt

Wasn't happy with the level of quality.

Polish developer CD Projekt RED has confirmed that work on The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf has been temporarily suspended.

Speaking on the official website, CD Projekt RED boss Adam Kicinski said the console adaptation was simply not on track to meet the desired level of quality within the desired timeframe.

"The decision to suspend work on ROTWW was one of the most difficult in the history of our company," writes Kicinski, translated by Google. "We put this project in the hearts of many, a huge amount of energy and money."

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Publishers "scared" to scrap DRM

Witcher dev advocates "free market".

The Witcher developer CD Projekt believes PC piracy can be fought by offering greater value, but said publishers are too scared to let go of the DRM safety blanket.

The Witcher editor, add-on and patch

The Witcher editor, add-on and patch

Busy day for monster-slayers.

CD Projekt has released a free downloadable adventure add-on, a game editor and a patch for The Witcher on PC, all available from www.thewitcher.com.

The Prince of Neutrality adventure add-on is the game's first official DLC, offering two hours of extra gameplay. The developer says you will get to visit the outskirts of Kaer Morhen and meet other witchers glimpsed in the main single-player campaign in more detail, and there is more than one possible outcome to the story.

On top of that, there are new NPCs and other "new graphical assets" at work, and the content has been localised into English, French, Italian, German and Spanish as well as the developer's native Polish.

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The Witcher demo

Play it for a spell.

Atari has released a demo of The Witcher, giving you a chance to poke around the early bits of Geralt's monster-slaying adventure through the world created by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.

The Witcher gets limited edition

Eye of newt, toe of frog, more.

Atari has opened the lid and shown us what's inside the Limited Edition version of The Witcher, which is due for release here on 26th October.

Atari dates RPG trio

Witcher, NWN2 exp, D&D Tactics.

The latest release schedule from Atari has concreted dates for three of its upcoming role-playing games.

EGTV Exclusive: The Witcher

EGTV Exclusive: The Witcher

Doing what he does best.

If you were magical you'd probably know that Eurogamer TV is showing an exclusive video of The Witcher.

It's a glorious cinematic that shows the hero, Geralt, battling all sorts of baddies - from money-grabbing swine to drooling beasties. It's ever so atmospheric.

The Witcher is based around Polish novels that follow the adventures of a professional and mutant monster hunter, Geralt.

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Atari to Witch Europe

In spring. No, it's not a real verb.

Atari has announced today that it has inked a deal with Eastern European publisher / developer CD Projekt to bring forthcoming fantasy role-playing title The Witcher to Europe next Spring.