The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is set in a complicated fantasy universe you probably know nothing about, but don’t worry – this recap trailer will fill you in on the background.
The Witcher started as a series of Polish fantasy novels. In Poland and countries where the translations are popular people know the setting as well as Lord of the Rings geeks know Middle-earth. Meanwhile, your conception of the setting is something like “there’s a dude with white hair”.
Never fear! This trailer provides quite a lot of background lore (while still only scraping the surface a little). That said, like all things The Witcher, it’s a little bit complicated – we’re only getting one perspective on events here.
The Witcher books are super worth reading, if just for the effervescent Eastern European swearing and drinking, and the setting is much more interesting than the usual Tokien rip off. That said, you don’t really need to know anything to jump right into Wild Hunt; if you can swing a sword, you’ll have a good time, I reckon.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in May, and it is going to own or I am going to be very disappointed.