The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Articles RSS Feed | The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Next Gen Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3 Updates Still Coming — Probably Thu, 02 Sep 2021 18:04:28 -0400 Josh Broadwell

The Cyberpunk 2077 next-gen upgrade and Witcher 3 next-gen upgrade are possibly still happening in 2021, CD Projekt RED said in its latest earnings call (thanks, Video Games Chronicle). However, Michal Nowakowski, vice president of business development, said he's not promising that — or anything else, for that matter.

He said:

The target is to release the next-gen version of Cyberpunk 2077 late this year. At the same time, keeping in mind the lessons we have learned during the past year and taking into account that this project still remains in development, we can't say with full certainty that the production schedule will not change.

Though Nowakowski doesn't say it directly, those "lessons" are likely Cyberpunk 2077's numerous bug problems and glitches, the severity of which prompted Sony to remove it from the PlayStation Network until recently.

Saber Interactive, the team responsible for TThe Witcher 3 on Nintendo Switch, is handling that game's next-gen update, but Nowakowski was taking no chances.

"We cannot be absolutely dead certain that the release schedule will not change," he said. "For the time being, we definitely are aiming with both titles for late 2021, and I don't want to be more specific at this moment in time."

Looking past the bugs, difficult as that was to do, we called Cyberpunk 2077 one of the best open-world experiences when it released in 2020, a nearly unmatched visual experience.

Netflix Finishes Filming for The Witcher Season 2 Mon, 05 Apr 2021 12:59:44 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Netflix has finished filming The Witcher Season 2, showrunner Lauren Hissrich announced, although there's still no solid timeframe for when The Witcher season two's first episode might air.

The Witcher Season 2 draws on Blood of Elves, Andrzej Sapkowski's first Witcher novel, and while it still follows Jaskier, Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri, it introduces multiple new characters as well.

Filming it was quite the undertaking. Hissrich said the crew of 1,200 and 90-person cast filmed for almost 158 days, sometimes at night, frequently in the cold, and always observing COVID safety regulations.

That might sound like a lot for adapting just one book, but Hissrich said Blood of Elves is just the start. The Witcher season two goes "beyond" the first novel, Hissrich said.

While there's no telling what else Netflix might include in the season, we do know it's not the only Witcher the streaming giant has in the works. Netflix is also producing the Geralt-less Blood Origin prequel and probably has a few more mainline Witcher seasons in store.

The 15 Best PS4 RPGs You Can Play on PS5 Wed, 16 Dec 2020 16:38:55 -0500 Josh Broadwell


Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom


There’s Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom if you can’t get enough of Level-5’s world. This one follows Ding Dong Dell prince Evan as he struggles to regain his sense of self following a bloody coup.


Fortunately for him, and us, he meets a charming band of misfits along the way, as well as a gaggle of Higgeldies, giving the sequel as much charm and character as the first Ni No Kuni. There’s even a robust kingdom-building simulator and some extra DLC to round out the experience.


That's it for our list of the best RPGs playable on PlayStation 5 right now. In the coming months and years, the PS5 will naturally get its own hefty library of top-notch RPGs. For now, we hope these are enough to tide you over until then and offer a chance to fall in love with a world you've never experienced before.


What RPGs would you add to this list? Sound off in the comments below! 


Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered


Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch returned to PlayStation 4 in remastered form with updated visuals, which is really just a good excuse to dive into Studio Ghibli and Level-5’s heartwarming (and breaking) masterpiece again.


Young hero Oliver travels to another world to save someone dear to him and mends the shattered hearts of those he meets on the way. It’s part Pokemon, with little familiars you “catch” and train, part action RPG, all wrapped in a package that’s like you’re playing a classic anime series. There's even more where that came from too.


Monster Hunter: World


The original Monster Hunter: World is also free in the PS Plus Collection, making it easier than ever to get into Capcom’s long-running franchise. World redefined Monster Hunter by smoothing over the edges and making it more accessible in a number of ways, from seamless world design to easier tracking.


There’s still plenty of challenge on offer from World’s biggest and baddest monsters, though. You’ll need to keep up with your gear — with the help of MonHun’s adorable Palicoes of course — back at the gorgeous base camp/city if you want a shot at the Elder Dragon causing so much chaos in the world.


Once you’ve done all that, the fun is only just beginning. Monster Hunter: World Iceborne adds new regions, monsters, and gear plus a series of new events. Even better, Capcom’s making these events available again for those who missed them before thanks to a new rotating cycle, so everyone can join in the fun.




Sure, Demons’ Souls is great (it really is), but have you played Bloodborne? If not, now’s your chance to get it for free with the PS Plus Collection. While the power of the PlayStation 5 doesn’t boost Bloodborne to 60fps, it’s still a remarkable game.


Set in the gothic city of Yharnam that’s just oozing atmosphere from every flying buttress, you play as a fighter injected with special blood by the city’s ruling organization, the Healing Church. It’s supposed to offer protection against a plague turning everyone into monsters, but surprise! It doesn’t.


Now you have to kill them in spectacular style while hunting for a cure. It’s Dark Souls-adjacent, but fast-paced and exhilarating in both visual design and action.


The Outer Worlds


If you really like the idea of a futuristic RPG where your choices (kind of) matter, give Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds a chance. You play as a human taken out of cryogenic stasis to investigate what happened at the Halcyon colony, a corporate-owned space experiment with no end of shady deals attached to it. But you’re free to do… whatever really.


Be a good person, be a stooge, take the middle road, and whatever you choose, watch as your actions shape the lives of everyone around you and determine what ending you get. It's more Fallout-esque than what Obsidian has developed in a little while, but that's definitely not a bad thing.


The Outer Worlds doesn’t re-shape the genre, but it’s a solid first-person sci-fi RPG with equally solid DLC.


Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon


Yakuza 7 is a reboot of sorts following a new character in a new gameplay style. This time, you play as optimist Ichiban Kasuga on his quest to bring some semblance of order to an unjust world. “Quest” is key here because Ichiban sees his world through the lens of his favorite series, Dragon Quest.


That means turn-based battles, job classes, and plenty of retro RPG references mixed in. It takes the series’ usual heartfelt story and dials it up to 12 with some surprisingly on-point observations about society.


Really, both Yakuza games are some of the best RPGs on PlayStation 5, so you can't go wrong either way.


Yakuza 0


There’s so much Yakuza to choose from on PlayStation 4, but your best bet for getting started is Yakuza 0. Yakuza 0 is where it all begins, hence the 0. It’s the height of the bubble economy in 1980s Japan, and you play as newbie yakuza Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima.


While the story is good, as ever it’s the side stories and characters that steal the show, with some of the best writing and wackiest scenarios in gaming. It’s also one of the most refined combat systems in the series. If you want to jump into the latest Yakuza, though, check out the next entry.


NieR: Automata


If you like it when stories mercilessly toy with your brain, then go play NieR: Automata immediately. This bizarre and wonderful game brings together the best parts of Yoko Taro’s scenario writing and Platinum’s peerless action combat for an experience that really is like no other.


In this post-apocalyptic world, where Shakespeare-spewing technology ran humans off the planet, you play (mostly) as 2B. You’re a robot fighter created by the human resistance to destroy the invading menace in action that switches seamlessly between fast-paced 3D fighting and top-down bullet hell across the game’s gorgeous environments.


Once you’re done — you’re not done. You have to beat NieR: Automata several times to get the full story. And don't fret if you think you have to play the upcoming NieR: Replicant to understand it either. The two are completely separate stories.


Tales of Berseria


We’ll have to wait a while yet for more Tales of Arise news, but meanwhile, there’s Tales of Berseria to hold you over on PlayStation 5. While it’s designed as a prequel to the somewhat contentious Tales of Zestiria, Berseria works perfectly well as a standalone game and shakes up the series’ usual storytelling style.


Gone are the obviously good heroes with primarily good motives. In their place is a ragtag bunch of ne’er-do-wells seeking their own ends. Their motives don’t always align, but they share one thing in common: an unquenchable desire for vengeance.


Berseria feels like a culmination of the series’ combo-based fighting begun with Xillia, with fast-paced battles that require much more than just mashing buttons until you win. It’s a solid package and one that’s frequently on sale too.


The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 1-4


Why settle for one RPG when you can buy and play a four-part series on the same system? As of 2020, PlayStation 4 has all four Trails of Cold Steel games, and if you’re looking for an epic RPG saga like few others, these are definitely worth checking out.


Despite sitting mid-way in the overall Trails series, Cold Steel tells its own story, one of warfare and political intrigue in the aggressively expansionist Erebonian Empire. You play as Rean Schwarzer, son of a minor noble and new student at Thors Military Academy. All is not well in the empire, however, and as Erebonia gradually spreads its influence over the continent, its dark history repeats itself and threatens to consume the entire world.


Like all Trails games, Cold Steel uses a unique combat system where placement and stat augmentations matter more than most RPGs, and the worldbuilding is unparalleled, with countless side stories developing alongside the main plot.


Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition


Maybe you played Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age already, but if you haven’t played DQ XI Definitive Edition yet, you haven’t experienced the game at its best. You get new story chapters for every protagonist plus new story segments where the party travels to the worlds of previous Dragon Quest games to resolve issues popping up there.


It’s the ultimate series tribute, and the scenarios are designed so well, they’re enjoyable even if you haven’t played every game before. You can also play the entire game in 16-bit style 2D if that’s your thing.


If you’ve never played Dragon Quest XI before, then get ready for one of the best RPGs of the generation. The story starts out basic before turning in on itself and making you question the nature of heroism and goodness, making it bolder than previous DQ games. And in true series fashion, XI has a sizeable cast of outrageous and fantastically well-written characters to fall in love with.


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition


CD Projekt RED kinda sorta shafted reviewers and consumers alike with Cyberpunk 2077 on consoles, there’s no denying that. But rejoice, ye lovers of massive RPGs, because there’s another option in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.


If you’ve yet to play this hulking behemoth of a game, the PlayStation 5 is one of the best ways to experience it. Apart from faster load times taking the sting out of fast travel, there’s a next-gen upgrade in the works giving it some extra visual polish.


The Witcher 3’s vast, open-world houses secrets galore if you feel like finding them. The combat might be stilted, and your choices don’t matter near as much as in Divinity. But the story is pure candy for lovers of high fantasy. Geralt’s world and those who inhabit it gradually absorb you the more you play, and the complete edition boasts two of the finest expansions in RPGs.


Divinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition


Saying Larian’s Divinity: Original Sin 2 is a modern Baldur’s Gate is true, but this rich, unique gem of a game is far from derivative. There’s a core story in DoS 2, and it’s a good one with plenty of fantasy flair, treachery, and surprise murders. The real narrative is the one you make along the way, though, and that’s not just a meme thing to say.


DoS 2 is the Romancing SaGa of Western RPGs in that so many choices you make shape the game in ways you don’t always see right away.


A seemingly offhand response to a Seer has you fight her to the death, where you could have just chatted. Your bloodthirsty elf friend wants to kill the slave trader for obvious reasons, yet you need him alive for info… It’s utterly engaging with a complex, yet rewarding combat system and some gorgeous visuals on PlayStation 5.  


Persona 5/Persona 5 Royal


You’ve got two options for Persona 5 on PlayStation 5, and both are easily some of the best RPGs available for the system.


PS Plus subscribers get the original Persona 5 for absolutely freesies through the PS Plus Collection. The original Phantom Thieves saga and all the intertwining character stories that made it a top RPG on the PS4 still hold up now, along with the series’ trademark Persona fusion system and the countless customization options that entails. It’s all wrapped in the most stylish package in gaming too.


But if you’re fine with spending a bit of extra dosh, then go for Royal. It augments the original’s winning system with a wagonload of quality of life upgrades, new Confidants to hang out with, more battle options, and an entire new semester carrying the story to a surprising and touching conclusion.


Final Fantasy 15: Royal Edition


Final Fantasy fans have no shortage of options on PlayStation 5, from the ambitious Final Fantasy 7 Remake to the magnificent Final Fantasy 14. But you’ve just spent hundreds of dollars on a new console, and if you’re looking for the best value for your money, the PS Plus Collection on PS5 brings you Final Fantasy 15: Royal Edition for no extra charge (you do have to subscribe to PS Plus to get it). 


FF15 is a twist on the series’ usual, with a dudebro car adventure taking place in the middle of the franchise's standard political dramas.


We’d be lying if we said it was flawless, with its too-simple combat and somewhat disjointed story. However, the Royal Edition goes a long way in making FF15 feel whole with all the additional story episodes giving new life to the world of Eos. Then there’s the food. Just look at the food!


The PlayStation 5 is here, hooray! And out of its launch lineup, there's only one RPG: Demon's Souls. It's an incredible RPG, sure, but outside of that, it's a bleak slate often par for the course with new consoles.


Fortunately, while we wait for Final Fantasy XVI, Tales of Arise, and whatever else might be in store, the PlayStation 5 is still in a pretty good position for RPGs thanks to backwards compatibility with PS4 games.


Some of the best RPGs are free with the PS Plus Collection, some are expansions of older games, but they’re all top in the genre and definitely some of the most noteworthy PS4 RPGs you can play on the PS5 right now.

Netflix Announces The Witcher: Blood Origin Prequel Series Mon, 27 Jul 2020 14:11:30 -0400 Josh Broadwell

We've known for a while that Netflix's The Witcher Season 2 is in the works, but there's even more Witcher goodness on the way. Today, Netflix announced The Witcher prequel series The Witcher: Blood Origin is also set for production, exploring Geralt's world 1,200 years before Geralt set foot on the scene.

According to Netflix's press release, which Nerdist picked up, The Witcher: Blood Origin's executive producers are Lauren Hissrich (showrunner for The Witcher Season 1) and Declan De Barra (The Witcher, The Originals) will be both co-executive producer and showrunner.

Blood Origin will explore the world of The Witcher before humans arrived, bringing catastrophe with them. It's also set to focus on the "forgotten" story of the first-ever Witcher. If you're concerned about Netflix creating Witcher lore independent of the book series, worry not. Witcher author Andrzej Sapkowski will act as a consultant for the series.

De Barra said he specifically wants to explore the pre-human world before the conjunction of the spheres:

What was the Elven world really like before the cataclysmic arrival of the humans? I’ve always been fascinated by the rise and fall of civilizations... Leaving only fragments of a civilization’s true story behind.

The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell the tale of the Elven civilization before its fall, and most importantly reveal the forgotten history of the very first Witcher.

As yet, there's no anticipated air date for The Witcher: Blood Origin. But between Blood Origin, Season 2, and the Netflix Witcher animated series, there's at least plenty to look forward to. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more The Witcher news as it develops.

[Source: Nerdist]

Your Favorite Shows and Movies Postponed by the Coronavirus: A Full Roundup Thu, 19 Mar 2020 17:07:53 -0400 Ty Arthur

Even if you aren't in an area with a shelter-in-place order, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has already impacted your entertainment choices. A wide swath of games, movies, and TV shows have already been postponed or delayed.

Federal guidelines for stopping transmission of the virus have prompted tweaks to video game release schedules. Doom Eternal's physical GameStop edition released a day early to help gamers practice social distancing, and Final Fantasy 7 remake may seen some shortages when it releases in early April. 

We are just beginning to see the effects of Covid-19 on the entertainment industry at large, however, and video game TV adaptations are also going to be hit hard. 

Castlevania Season 3 made it in just in time, but other shows haven't been so lucky. Production on The Witcher season 2 has notably been halted. Sadly, it will be quite some time before we get to see anymore bathtub Geralt (sob!).

That's just the start, though. Let's take a look at every TV show and movie that is either being postponed or has seen production entirely halted.

TV Shows Postponed Because of Coronavirus

The fantasy genre is taking a particularly hard hit, with Amazon's upcoming book adaptations, like The Lord Of The Rings and The Wheel Of Time, facing significant delays from their original launch windows.

Marvel television shows, alongside Stranger Things Season 4 and even The Walking Dead, have seen production paused as well. Here's what we can confirm will be or has been delayed:

  • All Apple TV Plus Shows:— postponed until an unknown time 
    • See, Servant, For All Mankind, Lisey’s Story, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, The Morning Show, Foundation
  • All Disney+ Marvel shows  postponed until an unknown time 
    • Includes LokiThe Falcon and The Winter Soldier, WandaVision
  • All Warner Bros shows   postponed until an unknown time 
    • Batwoman, Lucifer, Riverdale, The Flash, Young Sheldon, all pilots
  • All Rise  — production on current season suspended
  • American Idol — production on current season suspended
  • American Housewife — production on current season suspended
  • Batwoman — production on current season suspended
  • Bob Hearts Abishola — postponed indefinitely
  • Billboard Music Awards — postponed indefinitely
  • Bros — production delayed an unknown amount of time
  • Carnival Row Season 2  suspended indefinitely 
  • Charmed — suspended indefinitely 
  • Chicago Fire / Med / P.D. — suspended indefinitely 
  • Daytime Emmy Awards — postponed indefinitely 
  • Dynasty — postponed indefinitely 
  • Conan O'Brien — will return in new format March 30, currently uploading videos to YouTube
  • Fargo Season 4  production suspended, April 19 release canceled
  • Fear The Walking Dead Season 6  production suspended for one month
  • Friend's Reunion Special — production delayed
  • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee — production halted, new content uploading to YouTube 
  • Grey's Anatomy current season  filming suspended at least three weeks
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live — recording home segments and uploading them to YouTube
  • Last Man Standing — filming suspended just before finale, may be recorded at a later date
  • Late Night With Seth Meyers — filming suspended, but  "A Closer Look" segments will be home filmed and uploaded to YouTube starting the week of 3/23
  • Law and Order: SVU - production halted indefinitely, reruns now airing
  • Lights Out With David Spade  - production halted indefinitely
  • Lord Of The Rings Season 1  production paused at least two weeks
  • Love Fraud Showtime docuseries - premiere postponed
  • Nancy Drew - production paused indefinitely 
  • New Amsterdam - production paused indefinitely 
  • Riverdale - production paused indefinitely 
  • Russian Doll — production halted
  • SNL  at least three episodes due to begin airing March 28 to be pushed back to unknown dates
  • Snowpiercer — filming paused indefinitely 
  • Stranger Things Season 4  filming paused indefinitely
  • Supergirl  — filming paused indefinitely
  • Superstore — production halted before season finale, which is now expected to release next year instead
  • S.W.A.T. — production halted with only one episode left, unclear what will happen with that episode
  • The Bachelorette — production halted
  • The Blacklist — production on current season suspended
  • The Flash — production halted
  • The Late Show With Stephen Colbert — recording home segments and uploading them to YouTube
  • The Daily Show With Trevor Noah — recording home segments and uploading them to YouTube
  • The Righteous Gemstones — production halted
  • The Talk — production halted, reruns to air instead
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon  — recording home segments and uploading them to YouTube
  • The Wheel Of Time Season 1  suspended indefinitely
  • The Walking Dead Season 11  pre-production halted for one month
  • The Witcher Season 2  production suspended for at least two weeks
  • Watch What Happens Live  — originally planned to switch to home recordings, but now postponed indefinitely as Andy Cohen was diagnosed with coronavirus

Movie Releases Postponed Because of Coronavirus

Most of the blockbuster releases for March through November have already been pushed back. However, several of these movies will hit video-on-demand streaming services much earlier. Trolls: World Tour will notably be available to rent the day it should have hit theaters: April 10. 

These early rentals will come with a correspondingly higher price to make up the difference in lost ticket sales. Most of the movies coming to streaming rental services during their theatrical release windows will carry a $19.99 rental price tag if Universal's current model is any indication. 

Here are all the movies we know of so far that won't hit their originally scheduled dates or have hit production snags in some shape or form:

  • Birds Of Prey  — available on demand March 24 (already released in theater)
  • Bloodshot — available on demand March 24
  • The Gentlemen  available on demand March 24
  • The Invisible Man  available on demand March 30
  • The Way Back  available on demand March 24
  • Sonic The Hedgehog  available on demand March 31
  • Onward — coming to Disney+ early on April 3
  • Trolls: World Tour  available on demand April 10
  • The Climb — pushed to July 17
  • Peter Rabbit 2 The Runaway — pushed to August 7
  • No Time To Die — pushed to November 25
  • Fast & Furious 9 — pushed to April 2, 2021
  • Antlers — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Avatar sequels — filming again postponed to an unknown time
  • A Quiet Place Part 2 pushed to an unknown release date
  • Beastie Boys Story — theatrical release cancelled, but will still stream on Apple TV at some point
  • Black Widow — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Blue Story — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Fantastic Beasts 3 — filming shut down on first day
  • First Cow — already saw limited release, but major release now postponed to unknown date
  • Home Alone Reboot — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Jurassic World Dominion — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Minions: Rise Of Gru — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Mission Impossible 7 — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Mulan — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Nightmare Alley — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Peter Pan & Wendy — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Spiral: From The Book Of Saw — pushed to an unknown release date
  • The Batman — production paused for two weeks
  • The Card Counter — production shut down 5 days before completion
  • The Last Duel — pushed to an unknown release date
  • The Little Mermaid — pushed to an unknown release date
  • The Lovebirds — pushed to an unknown release date
  • The Man From Toronto — production halted
  • The Matrix 4 — production halted, pushed to an unknown release date
  • The New Mutants — pushed to an unknown release date
  • The Woman In The Window — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Uncharted — production pushed back six weeks

Those are all of the TV shows and movies we know have been postponed or delayed because of the coronavirus so far. 

Know of any other seasons or movies we missed or wondering what's happening with your favorite show? Drop us a comment, and we'll find out if it's been postponed.

PlayStation Store's Mega March Sale: Deals for the Quarantine Blues Thu, 19 Mar 2020 13:31:30 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Most of us are stuck inside right now thanks to the coronavirus. There's a smattering of free games you can play, but if you want to snag deals on some hot PlayStation 4 titles, Sony's got you covered, too. The PlayStation Store's Mega March Sale is live now until March 31.

There are some pretty sweet deals on offer here, with steep discounts on the likes of The Witcher 3, Monster Hunter World, Pillars of Eternity 2, and a whole lot more.

Here are some highlights.

PS Store's Mega March Sale

Game Normal Price Sales Price
  Monster Hunter: World
$29.99  $14.99
  Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition
 $59.99  $40.19
  The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
 $39.99  $11.99
  Human Fall Flat
 $14.99  $7.04
  Outer Wilds
 $24.99  $18.74
Team Sonic Racing
 $39.99  $21.99
  Concrete Genie
 $29.99  $14.99
  DOOM  $19.99  $9.99
  The Last of Us Remastered
 $19.99 $14.99
  Resident Evil 2
 $39.99 $19.59
  Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
 $39.99  $25.99
  Grand Theft Auto V
 $29.99  $14.99
  Fallout 4: GOTY Edition
$59.99  $19.79
  Star Wars Battlefront 2: Celebration Edition
 $39.99  $23.99
  AI: The Somnium Files  $59.99  $35.99
  Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire — Ultimate Edition
 $59.99  $40.19
  Overcooked! 2
 $24.99  $14.99
  Don't Starve Together
 $14.99  $7.49
  Lego City Undercover
 $29.99  $7.49
$39.99  $19.99


There's pretty much something for everyone, whether you're looking for a deep single-player experience or a way to share with others. Check out everything the Mega March Sale has to offer on the PlayStation Store website, and stay tuned to GameSkinny for more video game sale news as it develops.

GOG Spring Sale Brings Back Game Collection Bundles Tue, 17 Mar 2020 17:47:12 -0400 Ty Arthur

The 2020 spring game discounts are officially kicking off with Good Old Game's Spring sale. The deals will certainly give you something to play while waiting out the coronavirus. 

Besides the standard discounts to a wide variety of titles, this year's GOG Spring sale sees the long-awaited return of game collection bundles, as well as some freebie extras for anyone to grab at no cost.

Deep discounts are now available on major franchises like Heroes of Might & Magic, Dungeons & Dragons, King's Bounty, Dishonored, Shadowrun, The Witcher, Saint's Row, Warhammer, and Metro through March 30.

Individual game sales can be browsed here, or check out the bundles to finish off your collections:

The sale's freebies cover a wide array of properties. Right now, The Witcher Goodies Collection is up for grabs on the GOG front page. The Goodies Collection includes extras like art books, soundtracks, making-of videos, and more. Here's what's included:

What are you planning on picking up off your GOG wishlist? Sound off below, and stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news on more discounts.

CD Projekt RED Confirms New Witcher Game is in Development Thu, 12 Mar 2020 11:12:22 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Adam Kicinski, CEO of Polish development studio CD Projekt Red, announced a new Witcher game is in the works. Development has already started, but it's on hold thanks to their upcoming futuristic open-world title Cyberpunk 2077.

The news comes from Polish news site Stooq (via Eurogamer), where Kicinski also said it's not going to be called The Witcher 4.

It's an announcement that probably won't surprise many.

The Witcher 3 was one of the best-selling, top-rated games of this generation, and Netflix's ongoing The Witcher adaptation saw player numbers skyrocket on Steam once again.

According to Kicinski, the team already has a clear development concept that's just waiting right now. Further development will begin "immediately" after work on Cyberpunk 2077 finishes, which saw a five-month delay that pushes its launch date back to September

Kicinski mentioned CDPR's goal is to alternate releases with its two main properties, Witcher and Cyberpunk, which means we'll hopefully be seeing a lot more of both franchises in the coming years.

It goes without saying the new Witcher game would more than likely release on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Though it's possible backwards compatibility on next-gen systems will allow for a cross-generation release, predicated on the development time of the new game and the lifecycle of current-gen platforms.

Stay tuned to GameSKinny for more Witcher and Cyberpunk news as it develops.

Witcher Quests That Need To Be Netflix Witcher Plot Lines Thu, 27 Feb 2020 13:14:01 -0500 Ty Arthur


While these quests we picked are total guesses, we do already have an idea of some of the plots coming to the second season.


Elf sorceress Francesca is confirmed to appear in the upcoming season, but she has yet to actually make a direct appearance in any of the video games (other than on Gwent cards). 


Nivellen's Beauty & The Beast style plot line from the story A Grain Of Truth didn't appear in the games, but we know it will take place in The Witcher Season 2.


What stories from the Andrzej Sapkowski stories or CD Projekt Red game franchise are you hoping to see in the second season of The Witcher when it arrives in 2021? Sound off in the comments below!


Bald Mountain


If we get to see Ciri in action after undergoing Witcher training in season 2, this quest would be an excellent place for the TV crew to seek inspiration.


Ciri battling hags would be a sight to behold, but there's another compelling reason we should see some bits from Bald Mountain make the jump to streaming.


The absurd moment where its declared that Geralt is "too old and ugly" to meet the ladies seems like a perfect opportunity for Henry Cavill to drop one of his signature catch phrases and work those facial muscles!


Skellige's Most Wanted


This quest so perfectly fits the show's themes of the humans being the real monsters that its an obvious fit to be adapted. Here the hunter becomes the hunted, as monstrous creatures try to lure Geralt to his death, and then eventually put him on trial for murder.


Considering that it directly connects to the events in the Rare Creatures episode and it deals with Vereena, who has been confirmed to appear in Season 2, it seems like this quest basically has to appear in the show one way or another.


To Bait A Forktail


As an adaptation of a sprawling storyline, obviously the Netflix show doesn't always directly follow the stories or games. Sometimes characters get mashed together, or different characters end up having similar interactions from the stories.


We know Eskel will appear in Season 2, but aren't sure of what capacity he'll appear yet. If they go for the buddy or rival angle though, To Bait A Forktail would be a great introduction for this character with a dragon chase and then a wild foot race.


No Place Like Home


Since portions of this quest connect directly into the magic-affected romance between Geralt and Yennefer from The Last Wish, it seems like a good bet we may see some part of this plot pop up in Season 2.


Unfortunately, the core of the quest involves Uma (the Ugliest Man Alive), and we haven't seen any indication yet that he will appear in the season at all.


Whether that section of the quest appears at all, its the ending of No Place Like Home that really needs to be strongly considered here. All of those beefcake Witchers getting drunk and wearing Yennefer's dresses is really something.


Comic Relief Quests


Jaskier breaks up the heavier elements of the story with his bumbling silliness in Season 1, but there's more comedy to mine from the games than you might realize at first.


Of Dairy & Darkness, where Geralt literally gets a sword named after cheese, and The Tower Outta Nowheres are excellent sources for some unexpected levity.


The latter has some interesting applications in a live action medium as Geralt and the crew deal with deadly traps, only to discover the master of the tower isn't particularly malicious and actually needs help to deactivate them.


Both quests also made it into our list of the best Witcher game quests to convert into a Dungeons & Dragons Witcher campaign.


The Final Trial


A Lambert-focused quest, there's actually some really interesting possibilities for character development in a minor side section of this story. 


Geralt's reaction to the starving hirikka in the first season and his disdain for harming dangerous creatures who should have just been left alone in the first place could play a front and center role.


The sub-plot of dealing with the Foglets if Geralt chooses to ignore Lambert's advice during the quest seems like an obvious plot device to make it into the Witcher show.


The Battle Of Kaer Morhen


Since most of the existing main characters and the new characters confirmed to appear in Season 2 are involved, this quest seems like a pretty obvious choice.


The Witcher's Vesmeir, Eskel, and Lambert all play roles in the video game version of the battle, which makes it ripe for interactions between them and Geralt in the heat of combat.


The only real questions are if we will get this far in the story during the season, and if it will end on a major conflict like with the Battle of Sodden Hill in the previous season.


While the agonizing wait continues until we can finally toss a coin to our Witcher again with new episodes, we've got plenty of time to speculate about what's to come with Netflix's smash hit.


The TV show follows the original books more closely than any of CD Projekt Red's games, but that may change soon. Season 1 essentially ends where The Witcher 3 starts, indicating we may see more video game plots soon.


A small trickle of news has already arrived, with confirmations about seven new characters joining the cast of The Witcher Season 2 expanding out the possibilities for potential story lines.


That latest batch of confirmations didn't include the one name we're all waiting on, though it's still possible Vesemir will be played by veteran video game and animated series voice actor Mark Hamill.


It's always possible Netflix is drawing inspiration from the Child's Play announcement and waiting to reveal Hamill's involvement until the last possible second to up the hype machine.


Whether Vesemir makes the cut or not, there's still plenty of high octane quests from the series that deserve a spot on the show. After recently replaying The Witcher 3, we're taking a look back at the top Witcher quests that need to be in the Netflix show.

The Witcher 3 Without a Trace Quest Walkthrough Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:50:07 -0500 Sergey_3847

The Hearts of Stone expansion for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has one of the creepiest side quests in the game. Called "Without a Trace," this quest has two outcomes, one of which can be easily missed if you don't know what to look for. Of course, that's why we've put this mini-walkthrough together: to make sure you don't miss it. 

To start this quest, go to the notice board in Brunwich, a small village in Redania. 

Speak to Otto Bamber

Once you pick it up, you'll need to speak to Otto Bamber, whom you can find in his hut outside Oxenfurt. He is a halfling herbalist, who will ask you to find his missing apprentice, Folker. He was last seen in the Deadwight Wood, well to the east of Oxenfurt.

You can either search for Folker right away or you can play a game of Gwent with Otto. If you play Gwent with him, he will use the Scoia'tael deck. If you beat him, you will get a random Gwent card.

Follow the Blood

Once you've started your investigation, search for bloody tracks in the Deadwight Wood. Look near an abandoned wagon in the forest using your Witcher senses, and slowly go north.

The trail will bring you to the village of Erde. There are only two people here, an elderly couple. Speak with them.

Investigate Further

The old couple doesn't seem to be very honest, so it's wise to not believe what they say. Instead, go behind the house and find the scent of rotting meat. Follow the trail to a pile of boxes.

Use the Aard ability to scatter them and reveal a trapdoor. Open it. You will find Folkert's mutilated foot inside. 

Go back to the elderly couple and ask more questions. They'll keep lying to you and saying that wolves attacked Folkert. You can end the quest here by going back to Otto Bamber, but you will only get 50XP. 

Instead, investigate the village further. Eventually, you will learn that they are cannibals. You can kill them or let them live, but this decision will not influence your final reward from Bamber. 

Return to Otto Bamber

Regardless of your decision, you must to return to Otto Bamber. Tell him everything, and get your reward of 100 XP and 200 crowns.


Without a Trace is one of the easier quests in The Witcher 3, even if it is somewhat tedious and creepy. Now that you know how to get all of the XP from this quest, it's on to our other guides for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — if you're in need, that is. Here are a few to get you started:

Netflix Announces Seven New Characters for The Witcher Season 2 Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:18:12 -0500 Ty Arthur

Last week, we found out fan-favorite characters Coen and Lambert will be added to the cast of The Witcher's second season, and now we've got another round of character confirmations straight from Netflix.

In addition to Henry Cavill returning as Geralt, Joey Batey as Jaskier (Dandelion from the game series), and Anya Chalotra as the wildly-driven quarter-elf sorceress Yennefer, seven new characters are joining The Witcher Season 2:

  • Coen  Yasen Atour (Young Wallender
  • Lambert  Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders)
  • Eskel  Thue Ersted Rasmussen (Fast and Furious 9)
  • Lydia  Aisha Fabienne Ross (The Danish Girl)
  • Nivellen  Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones)
  • Francesca  Mecia Simson (He Who Has It All)
  • Vereena  Agnes Bjorn

Sadly, there's still been no news about consummate Jedi and veteran game voice actor Mark Hamill joining as Vesemir (get on it already Netflix, the fans have spoken!). 

The first two episodes of The Witcher Season 2 will be directed by Umbrella Academy and Lost In Space director Stephen Surjik. According to IMDB, the second season will have eight episodes. Currently, the episodes carry a 2021 release window on the movie database, though that air date has not been confirmed by Netflix. 

We do know about an animated film set to hit Netflix ahead of the season's launch, though. It will explore a certain important Witcher character facing a new threat to the Continent. 

Stay tuned for more on The Witcher from Netflix. If you're playing the latest game in the series again — or for the first time — take a detour and check out our updated mods list, which showcases mods that do everything from upping the gore quotient to smoothing out the camera and enabling fast-travel everywhere. 

We even rounded up all of the mods that make the game like the show

PlayStation Essential Picks Sale: Sony Slashes Prices on Dozens of Games Wed, 19 Feb 2020 15:35:11 -0500 GS_Staff

Sony is apparently in the business of offering continuous discounts on some of the PS4's most popular titles. The current Remasters & Retro sale isn't keeping the developer and publisher from slashing prices on more than 150 titles, bundles, and add-ons. 

Beneath the umbrella of the Essential Picks Sale, the latest bargains include markdowns on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, No Man's Sky, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, The Last of Us Remastered, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. And that's just on the front page.

Here's a list of the highlights you can expect. The sale runs until March 3 at 8 a.m. PST. 

Game Sale Price Regular Price
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order $44.99 $59.99
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt $49.99 $14.99
Grand Theft Auto 5 $29.99 $14.99
The Last of Us Remastered $14.99 $19.99
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Gold Ed. $99.99 $24.99
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 $59.99 $19.79
No Man's Sky $49.99 $22.49
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End $14.99 $19.99
Greedfall $49.99 $29.99
Borderlands 3 Deluxe Ed. $79.99 $39.99
Ark: Extinction $19.99 $9.99
Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Ed. $99.99 $39.99
Metro Exodus Gold Ed. $84.99 $33.99


The entire list of games available during the sale can be found over on the PlayStation Store. Be sure to check out the Remasters & Retro sale while you're there, which discounts games such as the Castlevania Anniversary Collection, Metro Redux, Dark Souls Remastered, Assassin's Creed 3, the Resident Evil Triple Pack, and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

For more sales, stay tuned to GameSkinny. 

The Witcher 3 Switch Update Lets You Take Your PC Adventures on the Road Tue, 18 Feb 2020 12:45:47 -0500 Josh Broadwell

After rumors swirled on Reddit of a potential update to The Witcher 3 on Nintendo Switch, CD Projekt RED has confirmed that a new patch is, indeed, available worldwide. 

The Witcher 3 Update 3.6 lets players integrate their PC saves from Steam and GOG on the Switch. It's a nice addition that lets players step away from exploring Velen on PC and pick their adventures back up on the go. 

The update also implements touchscreen control for the menu and in-game card game Gwent. It also adds new language support options to the acclaimed WRPG.

Equally important, Update 3.6 lets players tinker with graphics settings and customize how the game looks and performs. While The Witcher 3 on Switch didn't make us want to barf, it was a noticeable visual downgrade, so this change is much appreciated.

Finally, multiple bug and crash problems have been fixed, though CDPR wasn't forthcoming on what those entail. 

The full patch notes lay out all of the changes players can expect. If you're still on the fence about The Witcher 3 on Switch, check out our in-depth review that calls it "a profound promise for the future of gaming and a worthwhile port in its own right."

9 Best Witcher Quests to Recreate in Dungeons & Dragons Fri, 28 Feb 2020 12:55:59 -0500 Ty Arthur


What did you think of our picks, and are there any other quests from The Witcher games or Netflix series you think would make a great RPG adventure?


R. Taslorian previously announced a collection of The Witcher adventures titled the Book Of Tales was in the works, although there doesn't seem to be an actual release date at this point. If you need more ideas for a Witcher campaign, the games and books are probably your best bet for inspiration right now.


If you've already gone through all those stories, keep in min the Netflix show is getting at least two new major characters -- one from the books, and one from The Witcher 3 -- when it lands in 2021, and we also have an animated Witcher film focusing on Vesemir to look forward to soon.


A Matter Of Life And Death


While the backing reasons for getting into this quest probably don't connect to your existing campaign, several of the major plot points make for excellent D&D fodder.


Shadowy deals, following contacts through markets, secret passwords, and intrigue during a masquerade ball are all great ways to get your party more into the roleplaying side if you've had too much combat lately.


Of course, the quest doesn't completely lack in that either, as there's bandit ambushes and witch hunter zealots looking to annihilate all spellcasters.


The Last Wish


This iconic short story of the same name was adapted as a major plot point of the Netflix series, and while it may not work as-is for most gaming groups, the basic story beats are perfect for a D&D translation.


The romance subplot can probably be jettisoned (unless you've got a co-dependent couple of characters who need to be forcibly removed from one another somehow) but the notion of capturing a djinn to work powerful wish magics has everything you need for an adventure.


Be careful how you structure this one though, as party members getting to proclaim wishes is a quick way to unbalance a game world although that might be half the fun!


A Princess In Distress


This one is a fun way to turn expectations on their heads, and can allow the party's ranger to finally see some serious usage. In this case, the "princess" that's gone missing is a goat, and it's needed for a magic ritual.


A diabolical DM could work all kinds of problems into that simple setup, with everything going wrong and the goat getting into all kinds of dangerous situations. 


From goblin gangs with fireworks to bear traps to any number of large forest monsters, just simply getting Princess home safe might be a whole adventure on its own.


The Phantom Of Eldberg Contract 


This contract could be simple to plop into any setting or existing campaign. Some locals the party has interacted with before might go missing, and a haunted lighthouse could need investigating to find the root of the problem.


The penitent wraith inhabiting the lighthouse could have any number of connections to your existing story, depending on what it misdeeds it needs to atone for.


An encounter with the penitent wraith might even serve as a warning for players going the murder-hobo route who need to see some possible consequences for their misdeeds.


The Tower Outta Nowheres


If you've got a druid or a wizard with a penchant for teleportation magic in the group, it will be incredibly easy to hook the party into The Tower Outta Nowheres.


When the weather goes haywire as a magic tower just poofs into existence, there's no question a group of heroes will need to investigate to calm the frightened locals.


Assaulting a wizard's tower is a pretty common occurrence, but the twist here is that the wizard needs your help to deal with his defenses gone haywire! After completing the quest, said wizard could serve as a mentor to the party, with the conquered tower a new possible mobile base of operations.


Face Me If You Dare!


Want to spice up the overland travel scenes or throw a little color into the mix when re-supplying in town? This quest is a great springboard for a recurring nuisance to the party.


Imagine if Noober from Baldur's Gate wanted to challenge you to personal combat, but kept coming back time and again after leveling up and hiring more guards to even the odds.


The specific reason for the duel could easily be worked into your main campaign's backstory, as perhaps your group ticked off the wrong tavern owners, town guards, or local guild.


A Towerful of Mice


This Witcher 3 side quest is ripe for either an investigative group a combat-heavy group, as the party will need to plan a launch point and then assault an island infested with undead monsters. There's tons of room here to tease the story as each combat encounter is followed by clues as to what happened with the recently-deceased locals.


The means of telling the story could be switched up to be uncovered through various investigative abilities and wizard / cleric spells, or you could keep it as-is with ghosts re-enacting past events if you want to run this as a spooky Halloween one shot.


If you've got any aspects of plague or evil wizards running amok in your campaign, A Towerful of Mice is also simple to plop into the existing storyline.


Recreating the interior of the tower at the center of the island itself as a dungeon to be stomped includes some interesting possibilities for D&D. Rogue abilities for detecting traps and climbing, as well as low level wizard spells like Mage Hand, can be very useful.


If you want to connect this quest to a larger campaign, introduce characters to take the parts of Annabelle, Alexander, Kiera, and Graham ahead of time. If you're already running a campaign, there's no reason those roles couldn't transition to existing characters your party knows well for a bigger impact.


Of Dairy & Darkness


Really want to throw your players for a loop while injecting some levity and creating a whole host of table in-jokes? This cheese-focused quest is ripe for conversion into a tabletop D&D session. With a little work, tyromancy (divination based on studying cheese mold) could become a whole new way to use magic in your campaign.


There's a wizard's laboratory to explore, which is a classic RPG trope, but the twist is that its filled with deadly toxic cheese fumes! Protection From Elements and Gust Of Wind might come in handy here, or the party may need to come up with a more creative way to deal with those hazards.


If you want to include the various lizard, bull, and snake figurines in the quest, they could easily become a Figurine Of Wondrous Power that summons a giant gecko, frilled lizard, snake, or other creepies.


Carnal Sins


Some of the most fun to be had in a fantasy RPG session is when your players discover the cities can be just as dangerous as the dungeons.


If you've got a bard in the party, that player could easily take the role of Dandelion, or any tavern regular the group has interacted with in the past could start the quest instead.


Rather than focusing on a series of combat set pieces, this quest will have the group on the trail of a serial killer but it isn't lacking in classic locations, like a sewer. The morgue and brothel scenes serve as great ways to get characters with lesser-used skills a chance to shine, and it would be simple to work in NPCs the party already cares about as possible victims to save.


For the quest's resolution you could keep the vampire connection, or change it to any bad guy lurking in the background who is killing for any number of reasons connected to your existing campaign storyline.


While there's countless hours of play to be found in The Witcher 3 and its DLC, CD Projekt Red's masterpiece can extend well beyond the PC or console as a springboard for tabletop RPG adventures.


Whether you're a Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition fan or prefer the tried and true Pathfinder, there's a treasure trove of adventure seeds to be found in The Witcher quests.


For those who prefer game rules that more appropriately evoke the feel of Geralt's adventures, there is in fact a licensed pen and paper RPG adaptation of The Witcher out now from R. Taslorian Games.


The writer of that RPG recommends the bedroom exploits of these quests all happen off screen -- but do whatever your group is comfortable with! No matter which system you use (or if you keep in the parts where most groups fade to black), there are some basic ideas to always keep in mind if you want to nail that Witcher feel.


In general, always keep in mind the world doesn't need a hero it needs a professional. Preferably one who looks great in the bath tub and mostly mutters an expletive whenever something happens.


While most Witcher adventures will revolve around some sort of monstrous menace, directly fighting those creatures shouldn't necessarily be the main focus. Rather, a successful quest should be more about how those monsters have impacted the local people.


Ready to 'Witch' up your weekly RPG session? Let's take a look at the nine best The Witcher quests to recreate for your D&D campaign!

You'll Never Guess Which Two Characters are Coming to The Witcher Season 2 Fri, 14 Feb 2020 14:54:24 -0500 Ty Arthur

According to a report from Redanian Intelligence, two fan-favorite characters are now confirmed to appear in the second season of The Witcher on Netflix  and it's not Vesmir (yet), although we're still holding out hope he'll be played by Mark Hamill.

If the report is accurate (and Redanian Intelligence has been right about several Witcher scoops in the past), the character of Lambert will be played by Paul Billion (Peaky Blinders, The Bastard Executioner, Dune).

We can also expect rival Witcher Coën to be played by Yasen Atour (Dark Heart, Strike Back, Young Wallander).

The two characters are expected to appear for at least three episodes of the new season, which will wrap filming in late summer and premiere sometime in 2021.

We've also recently learned of some "course corrections" to take place from the first season, as the shifting timelines will be dropped in favor of a more straightforward narrative. It's additionally been confirmed we will see a change in the armor design of the Nilfgaardian army, which was a point of contention for some fans during the first season.

While waiting for Henry Cavill to return as Geralt of Rivia in Season 2, be on the lookout for an animated Witcher movie to also premiere on Netflix in the meantime.

The Witcher Animated Movie Focuses on This Important Character Thu, 30 Jan 2020 13:25:25 -0500 Ty Arthur

Just last week, news broke that an animated Witcher movie is coming to Netflix as a companion to the service's new TV series. Today we've got more juicy details on what to expect, and it appears that tricky Law Of Surprise is causing all sorts of shenanigans once again.

According to a tweet from the official Witcher series Twitter account, Nightmare Of The Wolf goes into the past and revolves around Geralt's mentor, Vesemir. 

Fan speculation is already running rampant, with some postulating that Mark Hamill will tackle the role as a voice actor. He has previously expressed interest in playing Vesemir in the Netflix live-action series. 

At this point, though, we have no official news about the film's casting, other than animation is being handled by Studio Mir (Voltron: Legendary Defender, The Legend of Korra). 

On the live-action front, a recent quarterly earnings video update from Netflix indicated we are likely to get at least three — and likely more — seasons of The Witcher in the coming years.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news on all things Witcher related.

Ready to jump back into The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt now that you can't escape Geralt anywhere you go? Be sure to hit up our articles on the best mods for the game, as well as how to use the crossbow most effectively.

1,500+ Games Discounted During Good Old Games' Lunar New Year Sale Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:01:08 -0500 GS_Staff

Joining the likes of Steam, Fanatical, and Ubisoft, Good Old Games is holding its own sale to celebrate the Lunar New Year. From January 24 to January 31, more than 1,500 games and game bundles are on sale, some upwards of 90% off. 

Though the name might suggest these discounts are relegated to the ephemeral "old" games available on the platform, GoG has actually been selling newer games for a while now.

As such, highlighted deals include those on Disco Elysium, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Pathfinder: Kingmaker, Everspace, Greedfall, Vampyr, Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Children of Morta, and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Although it doesn't look like there are many, if any, deals on upcoming games like Cyberpunk 2077 or Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2, GoG has helpfully separated its sales by genre and the cleverly useful "only the highest discounts" category. 

Here are some of the best deals we saw while readying our wallets for the inevitable mass exodus of money. 


Game Regular Price Sale Price
2064: Read Only Memories $19.99 $3.99
Abzu $19.99 $9.99
Age of Wonders 3 $29.99 $7.49
Age of Wonders: Planetfall $49.99 $33.49
Alan Wake $14.99 $2.99
Ape Out $14.99 $7.49
Atom RPG $14.99  $11.99
Baldur's Gate Enhanced $9.99 $4.99
Baldur's Gate 2 Enhanced $19.99 $9.99
Banner Saga $24.99 $7.49
Banner Saga 2 $24.99 $9.99
Banner Saga 3 $24.99 $14.99
Battletech $39.99 $13.59
Bioshock Remastered $19.99 $4.99
Bioshock 2 Remastered $19.99 $4.99
Bioshock Infinite Complete $54.99 $18.14
BIT.TRIP Runner 2 $14.99 $7.49
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night $39.99 $25.99
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger $14.99 $5.99
Children of Morta $21.99      $15.39
Cook, Serve, Delicious 2 $12.99 $3.24
Cossacks 3 $19.99 $7.99
Cuphead $19.99 $14.99
Daikatana $6.99 $0.97
Darkest Dungeon $24.99 $7.49
Darkwood $14.99 $5.99
Dead Cells $24.99   $17.49
Death's Gambit $19.99 $9.99
Doom 2 + Final Doom $9.99 $2.99
Doom 3 BFG $19.99 $5.99 
Dragon Age Origins Ultimate $19.99 $4.99
Dying Light $59.99   $17.99
Enter the Gungeon $9.99  $5.99
Everspace $29.99 $4.49
Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark $29.99 $14.99
Figment $19.99  $6.79
Firewatch $19.99 $4.99
Frostpunk $29.99 $11.99
Greedfall $49.99 $37.49
Grim Dawn $24.99 $4.99
Gris $16.99 $8.49
Headlander $19.99  $5.99
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice $29.99 $10.19
Hollow Knight $14.99 $7.49
Hotline Miami $9.99 $2.49
Katana Zero $14.99 $9.69
Kingdom Come: Deliverance $29.99 $14.99
Layers of Fear $19.99 $3.99
Layers of Fear 2 $29.99 $14.99
Mafia 3 $39.99  $7.99
Metro 2033: Redux $19.99 $4.99
Metro Last Light: Redux $19.99  $4.99
Mutant Year Zero $34.99 $17.49
Nex Machina $19.99 $9.99
Outlast $19.99 $3.99
Outlast 2 $29.99 $7.49
Pillars of Eternity Definitive $39.99 $19.99
Prison Architect $29.99  $7.49
Rime $29.99  $5.99
Ruiner $19.99  $9.99
Shadow Warrior $39.99 $9.99
Shadow Warrior 2 $39.99  $9.99
Shadowrun Returns $14.99 $3.74
Shovel Knight: King of Cards $9.99 $7.19
Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope $14.99 $10.79
Slime Rancher $19.99 $7.99
Spec Ops: The Line $29.99  $5.99
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Ultimate Sith Ed. 
$19.99  $6.99
Stories Untold $9.99 $2.49
Superhot $24.99  $9.99
Surviving Mars $29.99 $10.19
Tangledeep $14.99  $5.99
The Saboteur $19.99 $4.99
The Signal From Tova $19.99 $4.99
The Surge $19.99  $6.79
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt $39.99  $11.99
Thronebreaker: the Witcher Tales $29.99 $14.99
Titan Souls $14.99 $3.79
Vampyr $49.99 $16.99
Wasteland 2 Director's Cut $44.99  $17.99
XCOM: Enemy Unknown Complete $49.99  $9.99


That's only a small fraction of the games currently on sale during Good Old Game's Lunar New Year sale. Currently, there are dozens of DLC and expansion packs also available.

On top of that, legitimately good old games, such as those in the Warcraft, Caesar, Sim City, and King's Bounty series, are available at steep discounts. You can see everything that's on sale over at GoG.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more sales and discounts. And be sure to head over to Steam, Fanatical, and Ubisoft to see what's on sale for those storefronts and if it's cheaper than what's available here. 

The Witcher Animated Film Coming to Netflix Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:17:09 -0500 Ty Arthur

Barely a month after its release on Netflix, the mania for The Witcher is still in full swing, with news rapidly arriving of yet more content to come. After Netflix apparently confirmed that multiple seasons are in the works in an earnings video, we now know an animated film is set to arrive later this year.

The news broke when a Writers Guild Of America listing popped up showing a new Witcher movie penned by Beau DeMayo. 

Titled The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, this new flick will keep the same showrunner as the live-action series, according to a report from io9. Studio Mir (Voltron: Legendary Defender, The Legend of Korra) is set to handle the animation. 

This standalone entry will explore a powerful new threat to the Continent apparently not seen in the first season. Voice actors for the project haven't been announced yet, so it isn't clear if Anya Chalotra will continue to voice Yennefer or if any other cast from the base show, such as Henry Cavill, will appear.

Are you excited for even more of The Witcher to appear between Netflix seasons? Let us know in the comments, and sound off with your best guesses as the plot and villain in Nightmare Of The Wolf!

If all these shows have inspired you to re-install the game, don't forget to take a look at our updated list of the best Witcher 3 mods currently available.

Report: The Witcher Likely to See More Than Two Seasons at Netflix Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:20:57 -0500 Ty Arthur

Can't get that catchy "toss a coin to your Witcher" tune out of your head? Get ready to hum it a whole lot longer than expected. It looks like The Witcher is getting more than just two seasons at Netflix.  

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings appeared in a Q4 earnings report video (available below) to discuss how The Witcher is becoming one of the most-watched first seasons in company history.

One line from his presentation, in particular, may interest fans of The Witcher series, as Hastings described it as a "massive new franchise that will develop season after season." In other words, expect multiple seasons.

According to the earnings video, at least 76 million households watched the show since it released on December 20. While many Netflix originals tend to end between Season 2 or Season 3, it seems like The Witcher is popular enough to keep going for years to come.

While casting hasn't actually begun, we may see Mark Hamill as Vesemir in the second season of The Witcher thanks to some serious fan meddling on social media.

When will The Witcher season 2 premiere? We don't have a specific date yet, but it was greenlit before the first season even hit Netflix. Barring any production snags, expect it to land in 2021.

Have Jaskier, Yennefer, and Geralt officially overtaken The Mandalorian's Baby Yoda as the internet's next obsession? Sound off in the comments below!

The Witcher Showrunner Responds to Fan Requests for More Mark Hamill Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:13:05 -0500 Ty Arthur

The chances of the original Luke Skywalker actor and long-time Joker voice actor Mark Hamill joining the cast of the second season of The Witcher just shot up thanks to a fan campaign.

After the notion of Hamill playing Geralt's mentor, Vesemir, caught on via social media, the veteran actor posted this message on Twitter with the hashtag #CallMyAgent:



Fan speculation went off the charts when The Witcher Netflix showrunner, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, responded to the tweet with the side-eye emoji. After that teasing non-answer, Hissrich then issued this statement to IGN

Mark has always been of interest to me and interest to the project. We have not contacted his agent yet because we’re not casting the role quite yet, but that being said, I am loving what’s happening on the internet. And I’m loving all of the fan reaction to it. Obviously, we’ve seen what a huge fanbase The Witcher has, and to add that to a Star Wars fanbase... it makes my mind explode a little bit.

Aside from reprising his role as Luke Skywalker in The Rise Of Skywalker, Hamill most recently played the voice of Chucky in the 2019 Child's Play reboot. He has additionally offered up his voice talents in a wide range of animated-film and video game roles in the last three decades, including Batman: Arkham Asylum, Kingdom Hearts 3, Yakuza, and, of course, Wing Commander

Geralt of Rivia is currently played by Henry Cavill in Netflix's rendition of The Witcher, while Anya Chalotra portrays Yennefer. Stay tuned for more news on the upcoming second season.

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