"Nah, we'll just give you a face lift"

We could whisper a slew of sweet nothings about this trailer for PlayStation 4 sequel The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but we don’t even need to bother – seriously, this game looks absolutely incredible. The trailer embedded below shows protagonist Geralt of Rivia trotting through idyllic landscapes on horseback – and fighting an outrageously well animated griffin with a longsword.

The footage was shown as part of developer CD Projekt Red’s pre-E3 press conference earlier today, and also included a release date: 24th February. The title had originally been set to deploy later this year, but the Polish developer pleaded with fans for a little more time. Judging by this short snippet, we reckon that the delay is going to pay off rather handsomely, don’t you?

If this video has left you eager to give the studio your cash, then you may like to learn about the title’s collector’s edition. This includes a hand-painted statue, a medallion, a steelbook case, a 200-page art book, and a great big box to keep everything in. And don’t worry if you don’t want to spend too much money, as the standard edition will come with a soundtrack, stickers, and map at no extra cost.

Honestly, we were yet to feel the pangs of E3 hype yet, but this has got everyone in the office standing on their feet. This looks absolutely amazing, and we can’t wait to see more over the coming days. Has this rocketed to the top of your wishlist? Wield your blade in the comments section below.

The Witcher 3 PS4 2

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