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The Witcher is a role-playing video game series created by CD Projekt RED, a game development studio based out of Warsaw, Poland. The first game in the franchise, titled simply The Witcher, came out on PCs in 2007 and received massive critical acclaim, particularly for its high quality pre-rendered visuals and soundtrack. It has since spawn two sequels, the last iteration of which – titled The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – was released on May 19th, 2015.
The series has you play as Geralt of Rivia. He’s a Witcher – a genetically enhanced and highly trained human with special powers who primarily hunts to rid the world of dangerous monster. They travel the world in search of monster hunting contracts and take on the fiends that go bump in the night, but always for a price.
Of course, the game’s story becomes much more convoluted than simple monster hunting as Geralt finds himself in the middle of warfare and political intrigue as kings and rebel leaders alike battle for land, freedom and power all around him.
The Witcher franchise is, up to this point, the only series of games CD Projekt RED have worked on in the last decade. Each entry is packed with hours upon hours of content, often taking 40 or more hours for gamers to complete – and that’s if they rush through the game quickly. The world is incredibly immersive and grips the imaginations of gamers everywhere, hence why some people feel so connected to it that they get tattoos of their favorite characters and symbols from the game’s lore.