The Witcher 3's main storyline is 50 hours long - Gematsu
The Witcher 3’s main storyline is 50 hours long
posted on 02.28.13 at 08:20 AM EST by (@salromano)
Play as a more agile Geralt in The Wild Hunt.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s main storyline is 50 hours long, according to new details surfaced at

The game will have 36 final states of the world and three, one-hour long epilogues. Players will be able to import their saves from the previous game, if applicable, and while it affect the game’s backstory, it will affect characters.

Geralt will be more agile in The Witcher 3, now with the ability to jump and climb what and where he pleases. When hunting wild animals, Geralt can take their furs and claws. If confronted by a wild horse, Geralt can tame it with an Axii. He can also opt to buy one.

Players should be more careful when stealing from denizens. People can now signal guards if they notice Geralt stealing their belongings.

Quick-time events have been nixed from combat. But there is a new mechanic similar to the VATS system from Fallout 3. Players can target specific body parts of monsters in slow-motion.

Other new details include:

  • The max level is 60.
  • PC and console versions have different user interfaces.
  • You can gain experience points by completing quests. Hunting will only provide money and crafting materials.
  • Two new mini-games: Axe Trowing and Card Games.
  • The economy depends on the area. In some places, you can buy something for lesser price or sell it for higher.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is due out in 2014 for PlayStation 4, PC, and other next generation hardware.

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  • Locksus

    This sounds very, very exciting to me. I can’t wait for them to show some actual gameplay.

    • Dean Winchester

      Witcher 2 was the only game besides Alan Wake that showed any sort of promise on the 360 for years and had I been dumb enough to invest in a 6th 360 I wouldve certainly played it.

      You already know Im not a PC gamer so I cant try it on its original platform but I will try W3 on PS4 since that is going to be my main next gen with the Wii-U as my back up :)

      • Locksus

        I hear ya. Keep in mind that this is the -third- game in the series and it could possibly be pretty difficult to catch up with what’s been going on in the story if you haven’t played TW1 or 2.

        But I think CDPR will include some kind of a “previously on” -video.

        • Dean Winchester

          Well my diehard xbot friend never played part 1 and said that part two wasnt confusing at all. Even the part 2 is a direct continuation of the storyline from part 1.

          He couldve been telling me that in an effort to downplay the fact that part 1 never came to xbox but no biggie.

          If part 3 is interesting enough for to get invested in the story I’m sure I can google some cliffs notes to catch up.

          • Solomon_Kano

            CDPR has said that The Witcher 3 has a standalone story, so you won’t have to worry about catching up. The benefit to playing the previous two, of course, would be knowing more about some of the involved characters and other mythology, but they made this one so anyone could jump in here.

        • They said you won’t have had to play the first two to understand the story

  • Mar Mar

    The game will have 36 final states of the world.

    What does that mean?

    • adhesive

      I think it means the world has 36 potential outcomes depending on the choices you make.

  • Dc1

    I know this may be scorned… however, I would love if CD allowed me to customize Geralt’s face…. just this once.

    It would still be Geralt.. Just a little cooler looking (like me) :)

  • Budgiecat

    I hope due to the PS4, there’s less fugly character models…

    • Ritsujun

      How ya today, kitty?

  • Ace

    Hm, would love to see a trilogy collection for this…

  • Solomon_Kano

    This keeps sounding better and better. Can’t wait to see it in motion.

  • bebestorm117

    Great I love the Witcher series.. Im going to stick with PC.


    Err….what is Axe Trowing??? Throwing perhaps?

  • DrForbidden

    Man, I’m excited we’ll finally get to see Yennefer…

  • PrinceHeir

    woah that’s long and right length ^^