Witcher 3 Wild Hunt for Android is an action role-playing video game developed by CD Projekt and published by CD Projekt RED. Announced in February 2013, it was released worldwide on 19 May 2015 for Android, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Witcher 3 Wild Hunt for Android is the third in the series, preceded by The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, which are based on the series of fantasy novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt for Android is an action role-playing game set in an open world environment described as being thirty times larger than the previous Witcher games, necessitating players sail by boat to some locations and ride on horseback to others. Fast traveling to already-visited locations, however, is also possible. The open world in Witcher 3 Wild Hunt for Android was described before release to be “20% bigger than Skyrim”. Many actions the player performs affect the world, with many of the quests having a number of options on how to complete them, and differing outcomes. CD Projekt RED anticipated approximately 100 hours for the completion of the game, with half of them belonging to side quests, and the other half belonging to the main story.
While similar to the previous Witcher games, Witcher 3 Wild Hunt for Android improved on several aspects from past games. Combat revolves around an action role-playing game system alongside the use of magic.Witcher 3 Wild Hunt for Android introduces some new mechanics, such as the ability to sense nearby objectives, people and resources, combat on horseback and at sea, swimming underwater and the use of a crossbow. Additionally, Geralt can jump, climb, and vault over smaller obstacles. The climbing mechanics were described as being not exactly like Assassin’s Creed, but instead similar to the mechanics present in Uncharted. Item creation and potion brewing still remain as in previous games, but were modified from The Witcher 2 to be more forgiving. Traps from The Witcher 2 were entirely omitted. The same five Witcher signs returned from the previous games, although slightly modified, with each one having an alternative form that can be used.
Witcher 3 Wild Hunt for Android features responsive, advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and dynamic environments. The day and night cycle influences some monsters and their powers, similar to the common mythological motif of a werewolf gaining powers during the night of a full moon. Witcher 3 Wild Hunt for Android also features a dynamic beard growth system, in which the beard of the playable character Geralt grows as he spends time in the world. Ciri, the adopted daughter of Geralt, is a playable character in the game, with her own unique combat mechanics. An in-game collectible card game known as Gwent is playable by Geralt, which replaces the dice games from the previous two Witcher titles.