CD Projekt Pink’s announcement of The Witcher 4 (for loss of an reliable title) has despatched fanatics right into a frenzy as they are attempting to decipher the studio’s teaser symbol.
Whilst it does not display a lot, the artwork includes a Witcher medallion in part submerged in snow, which some fanatics consider is related to a significant personality from the remaining recreation, Ciri.
This remainder of this text options main spoilers from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
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CD Projekt Pink has in the past introduced that earlier protagonist, Geralt’s adventure has concluded, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s canon finishing surely alludes to a Ciri spin-off. For the ones unfamiliar, the sport ends with Geralt giving Ciri a brand new sword as she starts her personal adventure as a Witcher.
Ciri additionally wears a Cat College medallion, one thing no longer mentioned within the video games however is as an alternative taken directly from Andrzej Sapkowski’s unique e book collection – and a few fanatics consider the printed medallion represents a cat.
That being mentioned, The Witcher collection already has a cat medallion, and it does not in reality seem like the brand new Witcher 4 tease. Actually, none of the present in-game Witcher medallions fit the brand new artwork:
CD Projekt Pink may have created a brand spanking new Witcher college – simply as they did with The Witcher 2’s Letho, who is a part of the Viper College. The sport trilogy, whilst in keeping with The Witcher books and in large part unswerving to its canon, tells fully contemporary tales going down after the occasions of Sapkowski’s paintings, which means some of these innovations are compatible into the sector moderately well.
It is usually fully imaginable that the developer has simply redesigned the medal. Geralt’s medallion appears to be like other within the books in comparison to the Netflix display, for instance, or even has a rather other design from the primary Witcher recreation to Wild Hunt.
Whilst the Netflix display is an absolutely other canon to that of the books or the video games, the teased symbol in truth appears to be like maximum like Vesemir’s image from The Witcher anime film: Nightmare of the Wolf.
Vesemir – Geralt’s Witcher mentor – gained a Netflix standalone, the name display of of which displays a decayed model of a wolf medallion that appears slightly like the only teased by way of CD Projekt Pink.
For the reason that Vesemir dies at some point of The Witcher 3, a brand new recreation about him would want to be set a very long time earlier than the occasions of the present trilogy, however a number of teases of Vesemir’s previous exist within the books and video games already. That features a main however infrequently mentioned tournament referred to as the Sacking of Kaer Morhen that might make for a dramatic central plot level.
Those are all simply fan theories, after all, and CD Projekt Pink most probably would possibly not expose additional information for an extended whilst. The developer introduced the sport on March 21, only some hours after a fan potentially found The Witcher 3’s final secret, and did not say a lot else aside from that the sport will run in Unreal Engine 5.
CD Projekt Pink remaining launched a mainline Witcher recreation with Wild Hunt’s free up in 2015, however has since launched Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher Stories: Thronebreaker, and Gwent. IGN just lately gave The Witcher 3 a most sensible spot on our best open world games of all time and in our 9/10 review mentioned “large in dimension and meticulously detailed, The Witcher 3 ends Geralt’s tale on a top word.”
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who sometimes recollects to tweet @thelastdinsdale.