Watch Geralt of Rivia Raise a Toast to Celebrate The Witcher's 10th Anniversary

Time is fleeting, but memories are forever.

News by Kat Bailey, .

We're still a month away from the 10th anniversary of The Witcher's original release date, but developer CD Projekt Red is already celebrating.

Yesterday, the studio released the video below, which featured Geralt of Rivia and the rest of The Witcher's cast raising a toast to the fans.

Anyone who's played The Witcher and its sequels will appreciate the sight of so many familiar faces in the crowd. It's a friendly, fun little video that stands in start contrast to the somewhat dark atmosphere of the series proper.

CD Projekt Red signs the video with the note, "Time is fleeting, but memories are forever."

The Witcher was originally released on October 26, 2007. It quickly developed a cult fanbase, but it didn't truly explode into relevant until the release of The Witcher 3 in 2015. It has since become one of gaming's most beloved series.

The Witcher's main story may be finished, but it lives on through the card game Gwent, which is currently in beta. Gwent's story mode, Thronebreaker, is set to launch in 2018.

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  • Avatar for NiceGuyNeon #1 NiceGuyNeon 5 months ago
    I really dug the video. I haven't played Wild Hunt yet because I've been intentionally procrastinating upgrading my graphics card, but Witcher 2 is in my top 5 RPGs, the books I've read have been wonderful as well, and the first game was enough to make me a fan for good.

    This video gave me slight chills and makes me want to jump into Witcher 3 right now, despite my commitment to clearing my extensive backlog :P

    Edit- I should point out that my extensive backlog is currently 95 games deep, 30 of which are RPGs (1 of them IS The Witcher 3 so, I can kinda justify it I guess), and I blame Axe of the Blood God for like only 7 of them, so I clearly have a problem that's self-inflicted. Diablo III let's make the RPG list 29, baby!Edited September 2017 by NiceGuyNeon
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  • Avatar for cldmstrsn #2 cldmstrsn 5 months ago
    @NiceGuyNeon Man You need to play Witcher 3 stat. Such a great experience. I am on my 3rd play through and I cant finish it cause I know I wont get back to it for a long time and it kind of makes me sad so I just cant seem to muster up to play anymore.
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  • Avatar for NiceGuyNeon #3 NiceGuyNeon 5 months ago
    @cldmstrsn I really want to! I bought the digital edition off of GOG before release, but I'm on a GTX270 right now so it won't even boot it up. It gets the job done for games that were released up until about 2014, but as soon as 2015 hit I think I was locked out of most AAA experiences. I can run Dragon Age: Inquisition, Alien: Isolation, and Wolfenstein: The New Order (and Old Blood) for instance all just fine. Witcher 3 won't even boot up with it.

    I figure I'll have to wait until December after midterms and final exams or next June to do the game justice though. Right now I feel like Diablo III is perfect with school because I have no idea what's happening in the game, I just know I love Diablo 1 and 2 and now 3 and I can ignore everything that isn't a mouse click away from death.
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  • Avatar for Nuclear-Vomit #4 Nuclear-Vomit 5 months ago
    The memories of Geralt close-lining some old bum in a WWF match... Priceless.

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  • Avatar for cldmstrsn #5 cldmstrsn 5 months ago
    @NiceGuyNeon Hell ya man! it sucks when an upgrade holds ya back but when you do it will be like christmas! Hopefully by the time you get the time and cash a 1060 will be like 150.
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