The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, one of the biggest releases of 2015, will be coming out on the 19th of May after several major delays. Along with the videogame, there are also a few related products we suggest picking up (especially if the third installment will be your first in the series). Find our list of recommended items to buy along with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt below.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is already a massive game that will take 50 hours to complete all the story missions in addition to another 50 hours to finish the side quests. The developer, CD Projekt Red, is also providing 16 DLC packs that will be free to download after the game launches.
With that said, if you still can’t get enough of the open-world RPG, you might also want to consider getting the Expansion Pass, which includes two DLC campaign expansions. The first of which is titled Hearts of Stone as Geralt will be exploring No Man’s Land and Oxenfurt. The second one, Blood and Wine, features the hero traveling a new in-game region called Toussaint.
Hearts of Stone is expected to take at least 10 hours to complete while Blood and Wine should last at least 20 hours. When combined, gamers will get an additional 30 hours (longer than most RPGs) of extra content for a small price. So, if you want to get the full experience, you should purchase The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Expansion Pass on Amazon with this page.
Official The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Strategy Guides
For the sequel, CD Projekt Red decided to craft a massive open-world for players to explore. Not to mention that there are multiple branching paths and unlockable endings. If you are the type that likes to find all the secrets in addition to exporing every nook and cranny a game has to offer, you should take a look at the two strategy guides.
Both The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: Prima Official Game Guide and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Collector’s Edition: Prima Official Game Guide are advertised to provide a comprehensive walkthrough to finish all the quests, get the best gear upgrades and craft the best items. You will also learn how to unlock all the endings in addition to being able to know about the strengths and weaknesses of the enemies.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Collector’s Edition: Prima Official Game Guide also has some exclusive content that you may want to check out. The bonuses include a premium hardcover, 32 extra pages featuring artwork from the RPG, in addition to a 96-page book called A Fractured Land: Tales of the Northern Realms (which further delves into the lore of The Witcher series).
You can purchase both variation of the strategy guide with the following links: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: Prima Official Game Guide and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Collector’s Edition: Prima Official Game Guide.
PC, PS4 and Xbox One Headsets
CD Projekt Red did a great job in bringing the world of the books to life. In addition to the excellent visuals, the sound design is also excellent. To take full advantage of the audio setup, we suggest getting headsets to further put yourself into the atmospheric environments of the open-world RPG.
You have three options on the PlayStation 4. The PlayStation Silver Wired Headset is the cheapest. For wireless alternatives, you should also pick up the either PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset or the PlayStation Elite Edition Headset. Check out the three official first-party products: PlayStation Silver Wired Stereo Headset, PlayStation Gold Wireless Stereo Headset and PlayStation Pulse Elite Edition Wireless Stereo Headset.On the Xbox One side, you can get the official Xbox One headset if you want a cheap option. If you have some cash to spend, you should take a look at the following Turtle Beach products: Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 500X Premium Fully Wireless with DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset and Turtle Beach Ear Force Elite 800X Premium Fully Wireless Gaming Headset with DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound.Last but not least, PC gamers should check out the HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset here.
The World of the Witcher
If you want to dive deeper into the lore of the games, you might also want to take a look at The World of the Witcher. The book will provide comprehensive information on the important characters, locales, monsters and weapons. You can order it with this page.
Of course, you should also play the two prequels if you haven’t already. The Witcher (PC) and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (PC/Xbox 360) still hold up pretty well by today’s standards. Not to mention that your decisions will carry over to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on the PC side (with the console versions, you are limited to setting the world state by picking between multiple choices during a conversation at the beginning of the sequel).
Buy the two prequels with the next pages: The Witcher (PC) and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (PC/Xbox 360).So, if you are planning on getting The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, you should also take a look at the other products mentioned above if you want to get the most out of your experience.