When someone mentions fantasy, many of us tend to think of elves, dwarves, orcs, and trinkets of immense power. And while there's nothing wrong with that outlook, people often forget about the darker, grittier side of the genre — settings that are soaked in blood, bathed in war, and are full of grotesque creatures pulled straight from the most disturbing folklore that you can imagine.

It's this more mature approach that CD Projekt Red has embraced with the Witcher series, which takes much of its inspiration from European myths and legends. In its latest developer diary released specifically for Gamescom 2014, the developer talks about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's setting and what you can expect from the locations that you'll be travelling to. Covering everything from different settlements to the weird and deadly monsters that inhabit the land, it makes for an interesting watch, especially if you're new to the franchise. Take a look at the video that we've embedded, and tell us if you think that you'd make a good witcher in the comments section below.