So, who had 'Witcher augmented reality game' on their 2020 bingo card? CD Projekt just revealed The Witcher: Monster Slayer, an AR game launching for mobile devices later this year.
You can check out the gameplay trailer for The Witcher: Monster Slayer just below. You'll adventure around real-life locations, not unlike Niantic's Pokemon Go, only in this game you're slaying the creatures instead of capturing them.
It looks like we'll be taking on monsters from across the Witcher saga, including the likes of Noonwraiths, Shaelmaar, Griffins, and more. You'll see the monsters from a top-down perspective as you walk around, and you'll need to physically walk over to them to fight them.
Monster Slayer's combat looks like it'll employ three key mechanics: attacking, blocking, and casting Signs. Utilizing Signs is pretty clever in this instance—you'll likely need to figure out which Signs works against which monsters, like you would in The Witcher 3.
But outside of slaying monsters, it looks like we'll be undertaking quests in Monster Slayer, as any good Witcher would. There's the appearance of a merchant-like NPC in the trailer above, as well as investigative scenarios where it looks like you'll have to walk around an object, highlighting points of interest on it like you're playing detective.
The Witcher: Monster Slayer launches at some point later this year, for both Android and iOS devices. I certainly didn't see CD Projekt developing a Witcher AR game, but I'm absolutely willing to give it a shot. Anything to fill the Witcher void in me until Netflix's The Witcher Season 2 arrives next year, after recently having commenced filming.