Polish studio CD Projekt RED , home of the critically acclaimed Witcher series, has today got exciting new things to show all you lovely people, including some exciting details about its new-gen debut, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. If you’ve somehow managed to miss all the exciting RGP-em-epery of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt so far, here is an exciting video to catch you up:
Now that we’re all on the same page, how about a funky new logo and some background on one of the ominous leaders of the eponymous Wild Hunt, General Eredin?
The Wild Hunt has always been thought to presage war, great plagues and death. Their origin unknown, these phantasmal riders instilled fear in the hearts of men and are believed to be able to steal people’s spirits that would later join the ghastly cavalcade. They come at night, in the winter and their appearance is always preceded by the aurora borealis.
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.
The ones who command the Hunt remain a mystery even bigger than the Hunt itself. Their number and purpose are shrouded with mystery, their cold steel however, is not–many have witnessed the Hunt’s atrocities, almost none survived to tell the tale.
You can grab The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Ps4, Xbox One and PC in February 2015. If that wasn’t enough exciting news, it seems that 12 years is too long for CD Projekt RED to go without a makeover, so they’ve only gone and got themselves a smashing new birdy logo; REDbird. Here’s what studio head honcho Adam Badowski had to say this morning:
We are rebels and rebels are free. Just like birds. The Northern Cardinal, or REDbird, is what we see ourselves in the industry: intrepid, bold and confident; flying high and aiming even higher. The colour, cardinal RED, is something that connects it with another bird, a mythological creature close to our cultural roots and heritage–the Raróg, a small firebird believed to bring luck to people. RED stands for energy, the inner fire that drives us; it represents something very close to everyone here in the studio–the creativity and passion we harness from within ourselves to make the best RPGs in the world.
Wanna see the REDbird for yourself? Well you’re in luck, here it is in all its glory:
What do you think? Beautiful? Ugly? Couldn’t care less? Let us know in the comments below…