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'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game Of The Year Edition' Arrives August 30 (Updated: Now Available)

Update, 8/30/2016, 12:43pm PDT: In addition to the release of the game, CD Projekt RED released a new trailer as well as a new patch. The update includes multiple fixes and a change in Vimme Vivaldi's outfit.

It was inevitable that the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt would get a second release, and that day is nearly here. At the end of the month, CD Projekt Red is coming out with a Game of the Year (GOTY) edition of the game.

Aside from the original game, it includes all sixteen batches of free downloadable content as well as the two major expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. When you consider the fact that the Season Pass, which grants access to both expansion, costs $24.99 on top of the price for the original game, the Game of the Year version is a worthy investment at $49.99.

If you already have the game on PC or plan to get the PC variant of the upcoming bundle, you also get a small bonus. That is, if you own an Nvidia GPU. In May, Nvidia revealed its Ansel technology, which will allow you to capture and edit images from specific games. In addition, you can also add effects to an image, adjust the camera angle, and even set it up as a 360-degree picture. The Witcher 3 was one of the first games to support Ansel, and the feature will arrive on August 15, which is two weeks prior to the release of the Game of the Year edition.

Even with the new release, CD Projekt Red isn’t quite done with the world of The Witcher. The studio is still working on a standalone version of the Gwent card game, appropriately called Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. Initially, the plan was to launch a closed beta session in September. However, it was pushed to October 25 to allow for more development time.

NameThe Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game Of The Year
TypeAction/Adventure, Open world, RPG
DeveloperCD Projekt Red
PublisherCD Projekt Red
PlatformsPC, Xbox One PlayStation 4
Where To BuyAmazon
Release DateAugust 30, 2016
  • ledhead11
    I'm too, way too, way too much, addicted to this game. All I want is more DLC . . . . .come on, bring it on!

    p.s. I know they said their done, but d***it, it needs even more!!!
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  • anort3
    No, they need to work on Cyberpunk 2077! :P

    Sitting at 166 hours in this game and completed everything except Blood and Wine. That should put a single playthrough right at 200 hours. Great game.
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  • ledhead11
    18425298 said:
    No, they need to work on Cyberpunk 2077! :P

    Sitting at 166 hours in this game and completed everything except Blood and Wine. That should put a single playthrough right at 200 hours. Great game.

    About the same(finished game and just about every side mission I can find ~200 hours) and I agree with you on Cyber and really hope they keep the quality level with it also.
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  • none12345
    I dont even bother buying games at this point until they say they are done with DLC and release a complete game without all the DLC BS.

    So i guess i can buy witcher3 now...
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  • HaB1971
    I enjoyed the game/story and it's over simplified combat of button mash, roll, button mash, roll again... but never understood why if Geralt was such a good monster killer yet cannot take down an town guard then what is the point... let them do all the work... and Gwent? I freaking hate card games at the best of times and it annoyed the crap out of me that some missions involved this utter waste of space mini game.
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  • blppt
    ". but never understood why if Geralt was such a good monster killer yet cannot take down an town guard then what is the point.."

    Agreed, it is a bit odd, but I guess that if you wanted to have "guard killing" have any sort of meaning, it would involve a LOT of story branching based on consequences, and thus a nightmare for the coders. Or, they could just do like in Witcher 2, where if you kill a couple of guards, it cues a non-defeatable cutscene where you see Geralt eating 10 arrows to the chest from various angles. ;)
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  • eltoro
    That should be called GOTD...Game of the Decade Edition!
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