I love trailers like this one. The first of this explanatory style that I can remember came in the drum up to the release of Red Dead Redemption. The game’s world, systems and concepts are explained over gameplay examples, and you really get a sense for what you’re about to step into when the given title launches.

Now, CD Projekt RED has done one for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and it has me incredibly pumped for the game.

I mean, I was always excited for it after my time with The Witcher 2 and all the press demos I’ve seen, but none of that had me quite as eager to get into the game and pour real time into exploration, combat and discovery. I’m ready to sink myself into The Witcher 3, and I imagine a lot of other series fans will agree.

Of course, the other thing these explanatory trailers do really well is prep franchise newcomers. You might have never touched a Witcher game before, but it’s undeniably become one of the most anticipated series in gaming. This trailer will catch you up, as it were, and let you come into the experience with a semblance of understanding regarding who Geralt is, what a Witcher does and how the world works.

After a few delays, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will sell for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 19, 2015. Which is exactly one day after Red Dead Redemption launched back in 2010. It’s fate!

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