Part of what makes the world of The Witcher so compelling is the huge cast of characters that comes through it, with one constant: protagonist Geralt of Rivia. Deadly with a sword when he has to be, it’s Geralt’s cleverness that’s his trademark. In The Witcher III: Wild Hunt’s just-released “The Trail” opening cimenatic, we see Geralt with the man who taught him much of the trade of being a monster-hunting Witcher, Vesemir. In the video, the two men track the beautiful Yennefer of Vengerberg – a mysterious sorceress and love interest from Geralt’s even more mysterious past.
If you’ve played previous Witcher games, you know that Geralt has quite a history with sorceresses, and the power that Yennefer demonstrates (crushing an entire squadron of cavalry with a single spell) promises to make for an exciting pursuit and storyline. Even more exciting is the game’s enormous scale. It’s shown to great effect in this trailer, as two armies face off against each other in a gory, beautiful game of death that does not end well for the horses. Geralt puts all the events together after the fact, using some clever tracking skills… but the trailer just whets the appetite for what will happen when Geralt finally catches up to what he’s after.
Check out the trailer below, and get excited as The Witcher III: Wild Hunt nears its February 24, 2015 launch date for Xbox One.