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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt "launch cinematic" is here

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt won't be out for another five days, but CD Projekt has unleashed the "launch cinematic" today, and it's exactly what you'd expect: dark, violent, sad, and spectacular.

Anyone who's played either of the previous Witcher games probably guessed immediately that the lovely redhead singing the sweet song was bad, bad news. Geralt seems to have a rougher time with this job than he's had with others in the past, too. Perhaps he's getting old?

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt comes out on May 19, and the reviews have thus far been out of the park. They've also been restricted to the PlayStation 4, unfortunately, which is why you haven't seen one from us yet. Find out more about what's going on here, and read some of our pre-review impressions—based on the PS4 edition—right here.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.