Registration's open for The Witcher game that's Pokémon Go with foglets

Is it a PC game? Given that you could play Pokémon Go on PC then we're sure you'll be able to emulate The Witcher: Monster Slayer, a spin-off that casts you as a witcher in a time long before Geralt and is basically Pokémon Go but with alghouls, barghests, and succubi. And it's an excuse to tweet Tub Geralt again, so whatever. Don't look at me like that.

Owners of Android phones can register for early access to the soft-launch version of The Witcher: Monster Slayer now, and at the end of April some will be selected to become witchers ahead of its global release. All you have to do is tell them your email and phone model, which seems a lot easier than having to go through all that business with the Law of Surprise.

Monster Slayer is an augmented reality game that turns the world around you into the Continent, filled with dangerous beasts you'll have to fight. But not before you've cooked up the appropriate assortment of potions and oils, maybe some bombs, and then played a few rounds of Gwent with random shopkeepers. The bit with Gwent may not be included, but apparently the rest will, so maybe taking down a stone golem won't be as easy as capturing another zubat after all.

Look, over there! It's the best Witcher 3 mods.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.