CD Projekt RED has announced that pre-load options are live for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, so people can download the game right now to be ready as soon as the game goes live. The Witcher 3 will unlock at 1 AM CET on May 19, which means that United States players will be receiving the game at 4 PM PST/7 PM EST on May 18.
The download file sizes have also been revealed, with the PC and PS4 versions weighing in at around 35GB, while the Xbox One version at 25GB. The Xbox One version once installed occupies 30GB instead of 25GB which brings in closer to the other versions.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is unquestionably one of the biggest and most anticipated games of the year, as well as a potential Game of the Year candidate.
The game is said to feature over 100 hours of game time with an incredibly engrossing novel quality storyline, that follows Geralt of Rivia as he tries to take down the Wild Hunt.
The Wild Hunt has always been thought to presage war, great plagues and death. Their origin unknown, these ghastly riders instilled fear in the hearts of men and are believed to be capable of stealing people’s spirits, that would later on be joined to the ominous cavalcade. They come at night, in the winter, and their appearance is always preceded by the Aurora Borealis. Capable of destroying entire settlements overnight, the Wild Hunt is a force deadlier than anything the Witcher has ever faced.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt takes players through a variety of extraordinarily detailed locales, including cities, and islands filled with monsters and dark forces.
Sail through open seas, dive in search of long lost artifacts or gallop your mount into combat—the world of the Witcher beckons to be explored. Visit the luxurious and corrupt city of Novigrad, face the frigid cold of the wind-swept Skellige islands, and challenge the dark forces roaming the forlorn, war-ravaged No Man’s Land. While on the road, use your special witcher senses to hunt down ferocious monsters and earn gold. Do anything you want, anytime you want!
With over 100 hours of core and side-quest gameplay, The Witcher combines the intense, plot-driven pull of traditional RPGs with the freedom of choice only open world games can offer. Develop Geralt’s skills to create your unique gameplay experience, make choices and face their consequences that will stay with you throughout the entire game.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt releases on May 19 2015 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. We will bring you any new information as soon as it becomes available. Be sure to check out our previous coverage of The Witcher 3 for more information, here and here.