The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Romance: Geralt Must Be Hot Enough To Attract Lovers, Dev Says

By Luca Saitta , Updated Sep 26, 2014 10:20 AM EDT

In a game series well-known for sexytimes and collectible romance, it is only logical that there be attractive members of all genders. The newly grown beard for The Witcher's main character Geralt was one of the first things fans noticed when media of the character for the final installment of the series came out. Did they intentionally handsome him up?

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In an interview with Eurogamer (which I highly recommend you read in full, for the most hilarious back and forth on random subjects), CD Projekt RED dev Michal Platkow-Gillewski says there was never any intent to make the inhuman Witchers overtly monstrous.

Calling upon the source material, Andrzej Sapkowski's excellent books, Platkow-Gillewski said: "[Geralt] could have love affairs with a lot of women - that's in the books, and the same happens in our games. Looking as a monster, you couldn't achieve that."

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If you'll remember in the first game, Geralt did look a bit serpentine, with sharp features and yellow, cat-like eyes. The bearded he-man from Wild Hunt seems a far cry from that (admittedly less graphically advanced) game. Though Witchers in Sapkowski's books are described as chemically altered from "normal" humans, it doesn't go beyond a pale skin and yellow eyes in looks.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One on February 24, 2015.

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