The World of The Witcher Announced

I am a big fan of Dark Horse‘s video game “coffee table” books. I own several – from Zelda and Dragon Age to Star Wars The Old Republic and Mass Effect. So it’s with great joy that I read the annoncement that the publisher are working with Polish developers CD Projekt Red on a tie in encyclopaedia for The Witcher.

Here’s the official blurb:

 

Pre-order The World of the Witcher

CD PROJEKT RED and Dark Horse Comics are proud to announce The World of The Witcher–an essential companion to The Witcher video game series!

Containing breathtaking, never before published original art from each Witcher game, The World of the Witcher is an ideal way to start your journey with the series, or expand your existing knowledge with high collector value! Dive deep into the world of monster hunters, as the prominent characters from the universe take you on a guided tour of the fascinating dark fantasy adventure that is The Witcher. This gorgeous, illustrated hardbound volume contains in-depth knowledge about the locales, the deadly beasts that inhabit them, and the lethal weapons used to put them down.

“Dark Horse is very enthusiastic about expanding our collaboration CD Projekt Red on The World of The Witcher,” notes Nick McWhorter, Vice President of Media Licensing at Dark Horse Comics. “This book is a perfect way for fans to take a deep dive into the vast and compelling lore they have created with The Witcher franchise, whether they are longtime followers of the games and novels or are being introduced this world for the first time.”

“The World of the Witcher is really unique, as it’s the first successful attempt of creating such a comprehensive compendium about the Witcher series of games and beyond,” said Rafał Jaki, Franchise Director, CD PROJEKT RED. “I’m sure gamers and fans of the universum will have tons of fun reading it,” added Jaki.

I love the world depicted in the games as it’s a good reflection of the world of the books. I really hope this book goes beyond the trilogy of games to cover some characters who may not appear in them. The world of the Witcher is dark, twisty but also has humour and is populated by memorable individuals.

This one’s on my pre-order list for when it’s released on 24th Feb 2015.

The World of The Witcher

GS Blogger: WedgeDoc
Source: Press Release

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