Of all the franchise turnarounds that happened last generation, the one that happened to The Witcher is perhaps the most fascinating. After a middling, lackluster first title, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings practically took the RPG world by storm, announcing CD Projekt Red to be one of the premier developers of the modern era overnight. The next title in the series, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, has been greatly anticipated, which makes the lack of information incredibly frustrating/exciting.
Which is why we are here, reporting on a change of logo for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Woo. This would play as no big deal, but according to the press release, the logo, seen above, has a deeper significance. The new logo focuses on the General Eredin, one of the leaders of the Wild Hunt at the center of The Witcher 3‘s story. To quote from the press release, because I cannot word it better myself;
“The Wild Hunt has always been thought to presage war, great plagues and death. Their origin unknown, these ghastly riders instilled fear in the hearts of men and are believed to be able to steal people’s spirits that would later join the cavalcade…In The Witcher 3, the Wild Hunt are not mere bosses at the end of a corridor. They’re part of the lore, part of the system of folk beliefs, they’re both something that children say stories about to scare each other and an entity that can wipe out entire villages in one night. The Wild Hunt is essential to the whole Witcher universe and in The Witcher 3 it will finally take center stage.”
That all sounds like stuff I like a whole damn lot. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be released in February 2015 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.