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New CG Cinematic for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Shows Geralt “Killing Monsters”

Image - New CG Cinematic for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Shows Geralt “Killing Monsters”

We are proud to present The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt “Killing Monsters” cinematic trailer to the public for the first time, offering a thrilling glimpse into the morally ambiguous universe of Geralt of Rivia.

“Killing Monsters” portrays the cruel and gritty world of The Witcher and foreshadows the mature mood of the upcoming story-driven RPG, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, set for release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2014.

Actions speak louder than words. We wanted this short movie to communicate that Geralt, despite being seen as a sellsword by many, has his own code of conduct and operates outside of the dirty morality of the world he lives in,” said Adam Badowski, head of CD Projekt RED.

Killing Monsters was a great opportunity to show the ambience of No Man’s Land – one of the vast areas in the game that the players will visit during their adventure. The overwhelming feeling of despair can be quite shocking, especially when you consider who the real monster is,Badowski added.

See “Killing Monsters” here.

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NC Citizen Posts: 352 Joined: 2013-10-05
Thanks God, I was unsure if I was missing something. I don't mind any discussion, it makes things interesting and it generates hype. Plus, it is always nice to see things from a different perspective but I thought it went too far and excessive in this case :/ that some want to reach a "fixed" conclusion and prove their point. In that process, even on YT some people judged the game, its story and ethics :/ ......and so on, forgetting the main simple purpose of that teaser that your choices matter and you're the one who is affecting the world and the circumstances around you either you see that person guilty or not, it varies depending on how you see it without an "axiom" solution.

Plus, the lack of new material will "hopefully" be solved SOON, we're close to the month of the release of the comics and I think the promotional ads and videos will start with it. :3
Booster Posts: 867 Joined: 2014-01-29
You're probably right tutux. This is the community entering the hallucinating stage, since we're famished for new material.
NC Citizen Posts: 352 Joined: 2013-10-05
I thought this is only a teaser for the atmosphere of the game, to showcase the universe and setting not necessarily that we will ever find out what happens to that woman or who she is in the gameplay. :3 Am I wrong on this?
CyberPsycho Posts: 1163 Joined: 2010-10-01
Posted by: valmorn
Maybe the woman isn't a peasant at all...could she be a witch? That grin is a bit menacing.


i doubt they intended for us to see that. maybe it was an expression the actor made when she thought the camera wasn't focused on her.

though, if we are to fantasize and imagine a "hidden narrative" with that women actually being a murderer, then it is a bit creepy. because she's happy that she's getting away with it.
Moderator Posts: 5371 Joined: 2009-07-13
For me that image is too blurred and inaccurate to judge if that's a smile or any other emotion.
Booster Posts: 803 Joined: 2013-09-25
She's akin with Gramps from Witcher 1 maybe? Now that was a character that could justify murder with a smile and a joke.

But really, I know that I would smile had I been saved from the wrath of bullies, even more so from a certain death. Granted, I wouldn't have smiled that creepily mind you.

Considering your keen eyes have discovered a smile(!) would you please tell me something? So sorry if this has already been discussed, but Geralt fight so fast that I can't really see from where that knife is drawn from. Is it drawn from the belt of the Nilfgaardian? Or is it Geralt's? Would appreciate if anyone could tell me!
Poser Posts: 13 Joined: 2012-11-29
Maybe the woman isn't a peasant at all...could she be a witch? That grin is a bit menacing.
NC Citizen Posts: 311 Joined: 2014-01-23
That expression actually looks similar to that manic slow mo face of the guy that runs at Geralt with a bat
CyberPsycho Posts: 1754 Joined: 2012-09-15


Guys, how much times have you watched this trailer to notice that creepy (?) grin?
Tourist Posts: 115 Joined: 2012-09-11
Posted by: guipit
What do you guys think of this?


seriously though... that picture creeped me out.

Anyway here's my take on the whole "killing monsters" trailer

It's easy to overlook this as a simple damsel in distress trope which is shallow for Geralt's standard,

but I saw the trailer as "getting your just desserts" for the Milfgardians.
They condemn this woman to death by torment because of looting, cannibalism, and murder.

Take a good long look around you,
do you really think she would've resorted to violence if the land wasn't scorched to a cinder?
When you force people to starvation... morals be damned and hungry people will behave like... well,... hungry people

Then it's blatantly clear these men are their own judge, jury, and executioner.... because it's fun,
"Bring her down, do it my way... get the hammer. " sealed their fate.

bottomline, she is just a peasant woman that has been forced to do things she wouldn't have done normally,
and those fools are the real monsters.
Moderator Posts: 5371 Joined: 2009-07-13
Or Photoshop
Max-Tac Posts: 2136 Joined: 2006-08-01
You can't tell for sure since we only saw part of the whole..

Dunno just because we see some teeth doesnt mean she is smiling. I put my money on; simple shock, confusion or hyperventilation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUqW4S4jOy4
Moderator Posts: 9055 Joined: 2011-01-09
I don't think that expression is amusement or gratification. There's a technical term for that kind of smile, risus sardonicus, sardonic grin. If not caused by poisoning, it's an involuntary expression of extreme terror or pain. A literary example strongly to the point of the trailer is the "hyaena laughter" of the horrified cannibals on the boat in Byron's Don Juan.

"For they who were most ravenous in the act
Went raging mad. Lord! how they did blaspheme
And foam and roll, with strange convulsions racked,
Drinking salt water like a mountain stream,
Tearing and grinning, howling, screeching, swearing,
And with hyaena laughter died despairing."
[II, 79]

Those who aren't Byron fans may take the Joker as an example.
Booster Posts: 616 Joined: 2007-12-20
Guys at Platige Image have a sense of humour ? I guess when you render frame by frame for weeks you just can't help but throw some stuff for people who would watch it frame by frame.
Ghost Posts: 10110 Joined: 2010-02-26
We're going to give Second Children an aneurysm if we bring this up again.
Max-Tac Posts: 4006 Joined: 2012-06-06
She is excited about Geralt hunting the scum?
Max-Tac Posts: 2416 Joined: 2011-03-13


What do you guys think of this?
Max-Tac Posts: 2759 Joined: 2011-08-23
Posted by: slimgrin
Dandy is marvelous in the books. He challenges Geralt, keeps him honest. He can go from comedic to sincere in a single paragraph. I wish CDPR would bring more of this into the games.


Wow after reading that I do wish to see that side of his more too.

Posted by: Costin
Doesn't he do that in TW1 to a degree at least?


When I think about it now, yes he does, and also bit if very less in TW2 too. But yeah for the most part he does play the fucking idiot (as Geralt puts it lol) in TW2.

Posted by: EmperorZorn
Also, Geralt met Yennefer because of Dandelion.


All the more reason to love him
CyberPsycho Posts: 1163 Joined: 2010-10-01
hopefully these scene can play out differently with geralt joining in on the lyching because she killed someone to feed and save herself.