If The Witcher 3 Was a Noir Detective Thriller

The Witcher 3‘s Geralt already uses his Witcher senses in a detective-like fashion, so reimagining him as a noir detective feels right. That’s exactly what artist Ástor Alexander did in a series of pictures featuring Witcher characters in a noir style.

Alexander created three posters that look like they could each be for a different noir movie based on The Witcher 3’s quests. The Wild Hunt one is in reference to the main plot of Geralt’s search for Ciri, while the other two are based on side quests. The Last Wish is a quest that digs into Geralt and Yennefer’s past together and lets you decide their future, while A Matter of Life & Death has you helping Triss and other sorcerers and sorceresses escape Novigrad. You can check out the three posters below and see impressively detailed close-ups of each character on Alexander’s Tumblr page.

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The posters depict the characters in more modern ways, while keeping their well-known traits alive. Geralt’s gun bears his five Witcher signs, Triss lights a cigarette with magic, and they all wear modern clothing. These posters do a fantastic job at capturing the noir feel and make me long for a detective game from CD Projekt Red.

In related news, there was some official Witcher cosplay at E3. It was part of the new Gwent game’s showing, and it was excellent. You can check out Geralt, Triss, and Eredin here.

Gwent might have you playing entirely with cards, but it turns out that it’s more like The Witcher 3 than you’d think. You can read GameSpot’s preview of the fantasy card game here. If you like the way it sounds, you can even sign up for a beta, which starts in September.

If you’re not interested in cards and just want more from The Witcher 3, I’m afraid you might be a bit disappointed that the last expansion, Blood and Wine, is the final adventure. It received a score of 8 in GameSpot’s review, in which critic Kevin VanOrd said, “Geralt deserves to be called a legend, of course, not least because he stars in one of the greatest role-playing games ever made. Perhaps we will join him in yet another adventure, but if Blood and Wine is the White Wolf’s final interactive appearance, he at least departs in style.”

You can read more of GameSpot’s coverage of The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine through the links below.

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