CD Projekt Red rebranding 
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Zoe Hawkins
May 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

CDP red logo

CD Projekt Red has been in the game for a while now. They have won the eternal love and adoration of gamers by coming out every few months to say that The Witcher will be totally DRM-free if that’s how you want it. Now they’re getting a new look, but I’m sure it’s also sans-DRM.

Sporting a fancy new logo, CD Projekt Red is also rebranding The Witcher 3. As they explain,

Putting the titular Wild Hunt in its centre, the new logo casts the spotlight on the mask of one of its ominous leaders—general Eredin.

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 able to steal people’s spirits that would later join the ghastly cavalcade. They come at night, in the winter and their appearance is always preceded by the aurora borealis.
In The Witcher 3, the Wild Hunt are not mere bosses at the end of a corridor. They’re part of the lore, part of the system of folk beliefs, they’re both something that children say stories about to scare each other and an entity that can wipe out entire villages in one night. The Wild Hunt is essential to the whole Witcher universe and in The Witcher 3 it will finally take center stage.

Here is the new Witcher 3 logo:

Witcher 3 logo

With the rebranding came the statement that more information about the game will be coming soon. Hmm, soon you say? Does that mean before E3? Nah, it’s fine, we’ll be patient and then drool all over the screen. I like the new design – it’s still a very clean logo, but this time adds a bit of a nuance and meaning. I’m actually going to be reading all The Witcher books prior to the launch of the game – anything to get more Geralt action in my life.

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  • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX Umar Returns

    Phoenix Chocobo?

    • Hammersteyn

      Some people count sheep when they cant sleep, you on the other hand….

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        He counts Final Fantasies?

        • Admiral Chief in Space

          XD

        • Hammersteyn

          No but LOL anyways XD

        • RinceBroken

          LOL

        • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX Umar Returns

          LOL!

        • http://kandireega.com/ Connyer

          lol

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    The books are great. You’ll be surprised just how true the game’s stories are to them.

    • VampyreSquirrel

      I need to get my hands on them at some stage.

    • RinceBroken

      Where can one get them? And I don’t mean netflix versions :)

      • VampyreSquirrel

        Kalahari stocks them

        • VampyreSquirrel

          Written by Andrzej Sapkowski

        • RinceBroken

          Who writes them? Just curious to know if it is the ‘official’ story.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        In that case I don’t know. :P

        You can get them at Takealot or even Exclusive Books if you want to be a tree murderer, or Amazon for digital.

        • RinceBroken

          Who doesn’t want to be a tree murderer?

          • HvR – THE Average GAmer

            Every time you buy a hardcopy book another hippie dies.

          • RinceBroken

            Buys all the books!

          • Mark Treloar

            Found this for you

          • RinceBroken

            I would wear this with pride

  • VampyreSquirrel

    I like the new logos… it’s cool. I can’t wait for The Witcher 3… except I’ll have to wait either way :P

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    My biggest decision around this game will be what preorder I choose. Decisions decisions. This is the only game I’m actively excited about.

  • RinceBroken

    I think after I’ve finished Spec Ops, Red Dead, Skyrim, the game should be out…

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Yes, get cracking on that backlog. Although I don’t know why you’re playing such old games. *run*

      • RinceBroken

        You shut your trap! They were all bought at the same time :P

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          At the same time? Hoarder.

          • RinceBroken

            You’d know :P

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            tee hee

  • Kromas

    Started Witcher 1 last night before the mad new games rush next week. I will binge play to finish it so I can get my saves ready.

  • JHN

    For any one who has read the books Eredin is not that much of a mystery.

  • oVg Errorist

    If this game is released with no day one 10gig patch or DLC my faith in gaming will be restored.

  • Ryanza

    Support games with no DRM. What else can I say. The Witcher 3 is going to be really good.