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The Witcher 3 Crafted Using a Pixelated Artistic Flair Is the Next Must-Have Game

If you ever wondered what The Witcher 3 would look like as a retro game, look no further.

November 9, 2020

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is never far from the fingertips of the staff here at DualShockers with many of us having fallen in love with Polish developer CD Projekt Red’s last big game. Over five years later since its initial release on 18 May 2015, The Witcher 3 has continued to receive bags loads of praise for its immersive storytelling and lovingly fleshed-out characters. Even though the game sprouted from the pages of fantasy novels written by Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher has turned into more than just Slavonic mythology and killing monsters, it found itself delving into the world of TV, too, that ended up as one of the biggest Netflix shows ever. Not to disappoint in our wide range of Witcher coverage, check out this particular scene from the DLC made using a beautiful pixel style.

For those who couldn’t get enough of the main story and all of those quests in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Blood and Wine which is the second and final expansion for the game and announced on April 7th, 2015, was on the table for fans. The expansion introduced players to the all-new in-game region of Toussaint where an atmosphere of carefree indulgence and knightly ritual masks an ancient, bloody secret and, of course, even more Geralt. If you haven’t yet jumped into the DLC, I’d suggest coming back to this part when you have as it includes spoilers but for those who completed it, you may remember a certain scene with Geralt and Regis in Mère-Lachaiselongue Cemetery

After a long and grueling adventure, Geralt and Regis pay an emotional farewell to each other as they sit down to drink some fine wine. After a lengthy conversation about what they will do now, Geralt asks Regis if they could sit awhile longer with Regis replying “So we shall my friend. We have witnessed – and in fact, on several occasions incited – many great and weighty events. After all that toil, I believe we deserve a bit of a rest.” Geralt agrees and says “That we do.” while looking straight into the camera, making it seem he was talking straight to the player in a heartfelt goodbye, thanking them for the adventure.

IF The Witcher 3 was made on RPG Maker… [4] +little animation from r/witcher

Kishi_kun, a 21-year-old artist and animator from Russia, has taken this touching scene between Geralt and Regis and has turned it into a pixelated work of art that many Witcher fans, including myself, would buy in an instant. Being able to play this incredible game in a retro-style world would certainly prove to be very different and also pretty exciting, giving Geralt and company an old-school vibe could very well bring a sense of nostalgia to new and older players, especially those who love games like Stardew Valley, Shovel Knight, Terraria or Celeste. Kishi has also created an animated scene of the encounter that includes swaying grass and flickering flames from a campfire that is extremely relaxing to watch that you can view below. Make sure you check out Kishi’s Twitter and Instagram for more Witcher artwork that also includes plenty of adorable illustrations.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Also, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition will be heading to next-generation platforms and this time, the game will look as pretty as ever.

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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael (She/Her), who is Deputy Editor & Head of Stakeholder Relations, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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