The Witcher: Monster Slayer shows off its first gameplay trailer

CD Projekt has revealed some gameplay for its new Witcher mobile game on Android and iOS. The Witcher: Monster Slayer is a location-based monster-hunting RPG, where you take on the role of a Witcher and travel the Continent, dealing death to its most fearsome beasties. The game is developed and published by Spokko, an independent mobile game development studio who became part of the CD Projekt Red group in 2018. Here’s the setup for the game:

“Foul creatures roam the vast lands of the Continent — and it falls to those known as witchers to hunt them down. Set long before the time of Geralt of Rivia, The Witcher: Monster Slayer is an augmented-reality exploration game that challenges you to become an elite monster hunter. See the world around you transformed into the dark fantasy realm of The Witcher, and explore once-familiar locations now infested with dangerous beasts as you start on the path as a professional monster slayer.”

The new gameplay footage shows sword combat that looks somewhat remiscent of The Elder Scrolls: Blades, with blocking and directional sword swipes. But there are also bombs available, and signs, so you can bring the full Witcher arsenal to bear against whichever fearsome beast you face.

You can watch the gameplay for yourself below:

Monster Slayer seems to have some of the same investigative mechanics as The Witcher, as you uncover clues, and follow trails to find your quarry. It also looks like there are merchants and NPCs in the game.

We don’t currently know when The Witcher: Monster Slayer is coming to Android and iOS, but we do know the release date will be revealed later this year. If you live in New Zealand, however, the game is currently undergoing a play test on iOS, so be sure to grab it.

If you’re looking for more AR games in the meantime, be sure to check out our list of the best location-based games on mobile. We also have a pretty great list of the best mobile RPGs – if we do say so ourselves!