The Witcher 2 is currently $4.99 on Xbox One

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is at the moment solely $4.99 on the Microsoft Retailer.

For those who’ve performed The Witcher Three however haven’t touched its direct prequel, you’re in luck. The Microsoft Retailer is at the moment working a reasonably nice deal for The Witcher 2, which is markedly totally different from the unanimously standard The Witcher 3, however nonetheless unbelievable in its personal proper. It additionally has the perfect character within the collection, in my view (though Gaunter O’Dimm and Regis come fairly shut).

For those who’re unfamiliar with the plot for The Witcher 2, right here’s a spoiler-free synopsis: Geralt wakes up with amnesia and forgets a number of necessary stuff, like the very fact he’s speculated to be with Yennefer endlessly, and Triss, Yen’s greatest mate, decides she’d favor to maintain it that means. There’s additionally an elf dragon referred to as Saesenthesis and a load of sorceresses scheming all kinds of shenanigans. It’s nice.

Anyway, The Witcher 2 is at the moment lower than a fiver on the Microsoft Retailer, which is an absolute cut price. Though its world isn’t fairly as expansive as The Witcher 3’s, it has glorious narrative design and builds a extra full and complicated building of Geralt’s character. Additionally, to reiterate, it has the perfect character within the collection (spoilers: It’s an elf with an eyepatch named Iorveth).

Anyway, for those who beloved The Witcher 3, you’ll love The Witcher 2 as effectively. Whereas The Witcher Three is completely playable as a standalone recreation, absorbing extra of the collection’ tales is clearly a greater approach to perceive its world. Additionally it’s sufficiently indifferent from its sequel to be nearly fully recent – enjoying The Witcher Three gained’t spoil what occurred in The Witcher 2, so you possibly can go in with no data of its story and expertise all of it firsthand.

In associated information, Netflix lately introduced that it had ordered a brand new collection referred to as The Witcher: Blood Origin, which is ready a whopping 1,200 years earlier than Geralt was even born.

Additionally, earlier than you go – do you know that there’s Twilight fan fiction in The Witcher 3?

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