Gather around! Gather around, children, because there’s nothing like starting your morning off with 35 minutes of “HOLY BALLS!” inducing gameplay footage for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. This is the footage that CD Projekt RED has shown off during E3 and the more recent Gamescom in Cologne. We got to attend this hour-long presentation last week and it was, barring some terrific Evolve hands-on time, the highlight of the show. Funnily enough, the highlight of E3 last year was also The Witcher 3. Huh, I think we’re onto something here.

Anyway, the lovely blokes at CD Projekt have sent across this 35 minute gameplay video. In it you’ll get to see the largest city in the game; some super-awesome hair effects on the head of a griffon that Geralt has strapped to a horse; really neat water ripple effects; and some of the greatest character model design towards the end. Those were my personal highlights from the presentation.

In addition to the footage, CD Projekt sent some cool stats: 15,000 members of the public watched this gameplay presentation live at Gamescom; just over 1,000 journalists visited The Witcher 3 business booth; CD Projekt dished out 12,000 T-shirts. Yowzers.

Coffee get! Jump hit! Enjoyment glean!  Go!

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