The Witcher 3 release date, price, editions, DLC and more

There are plenty of games to be excited about this year and The Witcher 3: Wildhunt is one of them. Here's what you need to know about The Witcher 3 release date, price, editions, DLC and more. See also: 19 games you should be most excited about for 2015.

From Namco Bandai, the game has been named 'Most Anticipated Game' at The Game Awards in 2014. This is an action-packed, open world roleplaying game (RPG) that follows on from its two predecessors. The series was inspired by The Witcher fantasy novels by Andrzej Sapkowski and promises over 100 hours of gameplay.

The Witcher 3: Wildhunt release date

There isn't a great deal of time left to wait before The Witcher 3: Wildhunt is out because the official release date for the game is 19 May. Mark your calendar and see below for all the details about the game.

The Witcher 3: Wildhunt price and editions

The Witcher 3: Wildhunt will be launched on PS4, Xbox One and PC starting at £34. However, with two different editions and prices varying between platforms you've got some decisions to make. You'll also like: PS4 vs Xbox One comparison

See the table below for full pricing and then we'll explain the different editions available.

 

Standard Edition

Collector's Edition

PS4

£44

£139.99

Xbox One

£44

£139.99

PC

£34.99

n/a

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The Witcher 3: Wildhunt Standard Edition

Standard editions of game often simply come with the game, but you'll get a little more than that with The Witcher 3. See below for the list of items.

- The game
- An exclusive CD with the official soundtrack
- The official, developer-created Witcher Universe – The Compendium
- A beautiful, detailed map of the in-game world
- A set of unique The Witcher 3 stickers

The Witcher 3: Wildhunt Collector's Edition

The collector's edition of The Witcher 3 is expensive but you get everything which is listed above in the standard version plus everything below. It's described as 'the most prestigious version of the game in the entire series' history'.

- A 33 x 24 x 25 cm hand-painted Polystone figure of Geralt of Rivia battling a Griffin
- An exclusive, collector grade Witcher medallion
- A one-of-a-kind SteelBook
- A 200-page artbook containing breathtaking art from the game
- Huge outer and inner Collector's Boxes in which you can store your Witcher merchandise

The Witcher 3 collector's edition

The Witcher 3: Wildhunt free downloadable content

All orders of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, both before and after release, are eligible to receive 16 free DLCs, to be released periodically following the release of the game. They include a Temerian amour set, beard and hairstyle set, alternative look for Yennefer and Contract: Missing Miners. The remaining ones will be revealed soon.

The first two will be available for direct download on PlayStation Network (PS4), Xbox Live (Xbox One) and Steam (PC) shortly after the game's release.

The Witcher 3: Wildhunt system requirements

Minimum System Requirements:

Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz
AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660
AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870
RAM 6GB
OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
DirectX 11
HDD Space 40 GB

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Recommended System Requirements:

Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3.4 GHz
AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770
AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
RAM 8GB
OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
DirectX 11
HDD Space 40 GB

The Witcher 3: Wildhunt gameplay and screenshots

As the Witcher 3: Wildhunt release date draws ever closer, the developers have been teasing us with various videos on the official Witcher 3 YouTube channel. One, shown below, showcases the dynamic scaling available on Xbox One, where the resolution will switch between 900p and 1080p. That's not all that it shows us though, as it gives us a glimpse at environmental dangers (flammable/poisonous gas) as well as the combat system. All we know is we're excited to play it!

There are also screenshots available, giving us a glympse at what's to come: