After achieving massive success through video games, the popular Netflix series, The Witcher, wants to experiment with a location-based augmented reality mobile game.
The game called, The Witcher: Monster Slayer has had a ‘soft launch’ for the Android platform and is taking in registrations for early access. It has been developed by Spokko, a subsidiary of CD Projekt Red, the developer behind the console/PC games.
The registrants who will obtain early access to the app will be chosen by a draw of lots at the end of April. Interested players can register on the game’s website for the same.
With this initiative, The Witcher will join the club fashioned by franchises like Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, The Walking Dead, Ghostbusters, Five Nights at Freddy’s, and Minecraft, amongst the ones who have published games that can compete with Pokémon GO in the location-based augmented reality gaming domain.
While none of them have come nearly close to the financial success of Pokémon GO, which remains one of the top-grossing mobile games of all time, we’ll have to wait and watch how The Witcher fares in this category.
Judging from the initial footage available, the game seems to borrow elements from Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and The Walking Dead: Our World. These games bring in thrilling encounters with monsters in the real world involving immersive battles instead of the cute ball-tossing approach of Pokémon GO.
Like the console/PC games, The Witcher: Monster Slayer features side quests that enable the players to use their Witcher powers to solve mystical mysteries. The early access versions have mostly garnered positive reviews. It is expected that with the added popularity of the Netflix series, many players worldwide would want to dive into the immersive experience that The Witcher: Monster Slayer has on offer.
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