The Witcher 3’s heroes come out to play together in this energetic fan art piece.
If you’re a Witcher 3 fan and you can think of nothing better than playing the incredible game again on the next-generation console, you’re in luck. Last week, CD Projekt Red announced that Geralt and friends will be arriving as a standalone purchase for PC, Xbox Series X, and PS5, but if you’ve great gaming taste and already own the game on PC, Xbox One, or PS4, then you will be able to snag it when it comes to next-generation edition for free. CD Projekt Red is currently developing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt so that it’s ready for next-gen but what we can expect is a range of technical and graphical improvements, ray tracing and faster loading times. Until we can see The Witcher 3 in even more of its beauty, let’s check out some Witchery fan art to tide us over.
For anyone that has played The Witcher 3, you will already know how fierce and brave the game’s characters are. From the White Orchard, the Royal Palace in Vizima, Velen and Novigrad, Skellige, to the Kaer Morhen valley, and the duchy of Toussaint, around every corner of its world lies monsters and formidable folk waiting to pounce on Geralt, Yennefer or Ciri. It’s pretty crazy what they have to actually deal with on the daily and we thought 2020 was rough, try living it every day in The Witcher universe. In celebration of the legends of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, comic artist Márton Huszár from Budapest, Hungary, has put together a brilliant array of art pieces that showcase our favorite Witcher characters as the brave heroes they are.
As we can see from Márton’s art images we firstly notice the sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg drawing her power from Chaos in a vibrant purple flash, bringing whoever is in her way to their knees. Next up, Geralt of Rivia comes in using his power of signs that consist of Aard, Igni, Yrden, Quen, and Axii. In Márton’s particular image of Geralt, you can see him using the yellow Quen sign which forms a protective field around the caster. Quen’s basic ability is to cover Geralt in a basic shield that absorbs a limited amount of damage.
Of course, Márton couldn’t do The Witcher fan art without including the amazing Ciri. Known for her incredible power, we can see Ciri who can open a portal anywhere and travel instantaneously, dashing through time with her 200-year-old Zireael sword that’s only obtained if you get the “good” ending of the game. Also included in the fan art is Triss Merigold who is a powerful mage and a skilled healer with a fiery orange flame ignited in the palm of her hand. Vesemir, the oldest and most experienced witcher at Kaer Morhen is waving a sword as he prepares for battle and “best friend” and bard Dandelion singing one of his many ballads. Last but not least, Zoltan Chivay, a veteran of the Second Nilfgaard War and a friend of Geralt, ready to take on anything that gets in his way.
You can check out more of Marton Huszar’s illustrations over on Art Station. He states that his diverse and graphical style combined with digital and traditional techniques, helps him to produce images that are innovative and full of energy and some of his artistic inspirations come from Sean Murphy, Dan Mora, Daniel Warren Johnson, and other comic artists.
The Witcher: Blood Origin will be set 1200 years before Geralt of Rivia, and will feature a chaotic world filled with monsters, men, and elves that will explore how the first Witcher developed. The TV series was one of Netflix’s biggest first seasons ever with over 76 million households tuning in to watch. In the years since its release, there have been tons of great fan creations and art, ranging from a comic book-style illustration of Geralt to a mockup of a Witcher-themed Xbox Series X console and also some of Geralt displaying his dad side.
Be sure to check out our own review for the Netflix series The Witcher here. If gaming is more your style, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Even though there is no release date set yet for CD Projekt Red’s brand-new iOS and Android game titled The Witcher: Monster Slayer, a release date is slated to be revealed later this year.