'The Witcher Adventure Game' Closed Beta Launches: Digital Version Of Upcoming Board Game Now Available For Download For Pre-Orderers
Have you pre-ordered The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt? If you did you're going to be among the first to help test out the digital adaptation of The Witcher Adventure Game, Fantasy Flight's upcoming board game.
Everyone who pre-orders will get two beta codes so that you can play with a friend online and help test out the multiplayer. Not everyone who pre-ordered has received a code just yet, but check your email and see if you're among the lucky first ones. If you didn't get a code yet you will be included in future batches as they add more players to test the service.
Besides trying out The Witcher Adventure Game early you will also be testing out the multiplayer components of the upcoming GOG Galaxy service, which will offer gamers a new community to participate in as they choose. Sick of having to use a client to launch a game you own, or have to be online to play it? GOG Galaxy is offering a solution to that.
"We're really eager to hear your feedback, as the closed beta of The Witcher Adventure Game also serves as the first test of the infrastructure and services of the upcoming GOG Galaxy--GOG.com's DRM-free online gaming platform," said Piotr Karwowski, VP of Online Technologies, GOG.com.
Pre-ordering The Witcher 3 makes a lot of sense as it is (have you seen that game?), but getting it through GOG.com is really the way to go. Not only is it on sale there (and is even cheaper if you own both previous Witcher games on the service!) but you get a whole slew of goodies.
As "The Witcher Adventure Game takes players on a journey across the world of the Witcher as they assume the roles of four distinct characters known from the books and video games: Geralt of Rivia, monster slayer; Triss Merigold, cunning sorceress; Yarpen Zigrin, dwarven warrior; and Dandelion, roguish bard. Each character has unique skills and multiple ways of overcoming obstacles - the choice is yours: do you fight your way to victory, call on your charm or try your hand at diplomacy? Explore a land of mystery and spin your own, unique tale each time you play.The Witcher Adventure Game is based on the rich universe created by internationally renowned novelist Andrzej Sapkowski. Whether you're a long time fan or this is your first contact with the universe, The Witcher Adventure Game will pull you in with its deep backstory and high replayability."
The multiplayer beta is available on Windows PC and Mac. The full game will feature offline single-player modes as well as local "hot-seat" multiplayer when it hits late 2014. Not a fan of digital games? They will be releasing this in a physical box as well.
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