Over three games, numerous addons, various books and recently even his own Netflix series, Geralt from Riva from The Witcher has done well and is as monosyllabic as ever! But do you know all the secrets that are hidden in the three video games? Today we’re bringing you ten facts closer, just to give you a taste!
1. Console War
A console version of the first Witcher part was to be developed for Xbox 360 and PS3. The graphics should be improved, there should be a new combat system, but the project was never realized because there were problems between CD Projekt Red and Widescreen Games, the developers of the console version.
Allegedly, financial bottlenecks at CD Projekt were also a reason for discontinuing console porting.
A media reference can be found in Wild Hunt. In Velen there is a village called Lurtch. The description says that it was the former seat of the Evves family.
The former lord’s wife was called Mortilanca and the butler after whom the village was named was called Lurtch. This is obviously a reference to the Addams Family, specifically the housekeeper Morticia Addams and the silent butler Lurch.
3. Obama of Rivia
During President Obama’s 2008 European tour, the Polish Prime Minister gave him several gifts. Including a Collector’s Edition of The Witcher 2.
4. Peta rushes to the rescue!
Shortly after the release of The Witcher 3, one player discovered how to make a lot of cash right at the beginning of the game. Kill cows, sell pelts, meditate to replenish the herd and repeat the process.
When CD Projekt Red saw this, they implemented the “Bovine Defense Force Initiative” patch. If Geralt kills too many cows, a powerful monster will appear that low level players can take down very quickly.
5. Monty Python
There is a chance that human enemies in The Witcher 3 will say the following sentence: “Your mother was a hamster and your father smells like elder”. This is a reference to a scene in The Knights of the Coconut.
6. Guest appearances
In general, The Witcher 3 has a number of pop cultural references. For example, there are paintings by Leonardo Da Vinci on some walls, the trophy for winning the horse races is called “Fast and Furious” and there is even a drunkard who exclaims “Wa waa wee waa”, just like Borat.
7. A ring to rule them
Near the beginning of Chapter 2 of the Iorveth Path in The Witcher 2, Philippa says that she needs one of the 20 Rings of Power to neutralize a poison. Iorveth then says in English “One to bring them all and in the darkness to bind them”.
Shortly afterwards Geralt mentions: “And then I have to run barefoot to the top of a volcano”. The whole thing is of course an allusion to The Lord of the Rings and especially the ring poem.
In order to promote The Witcher 2 in Russia, CD Projekt Red released a nude calendar with the Ukrainian model Klodi Monsoon, who poses in it as Triss Merigold.
9. Your eyes sparkle
King Radovid has an obvious hatred of magic and in The Witcher 2 orders the high-ranking sorceress Philippa Eilhart to gouge out the eyes.
In The Witcher 3 you can see her again tied around her eyes with a scarf to cover the empty eye sockets. However, concept drawings show that CD Projekt Red actually wanted to give her jewels as substitutes for eyes. Pretty macabre.
A complete game mechanic has gone wrong. Geralt should actually have the ability to see the bodies of his enemies through a focus mode IN and to attack certain bones, organs or something else. Maybe we’ll see that in future parts?
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