Expectation from WitcherCon: Witcher-themed convention co-hosted by Netflix and CD Projekt RED
The Witcher, Andrzej Sapkowski’s famous fantasy novel, has spawned several adaptations throughout the years, the two most noteworthy of which being Netflix’s television series and CD Projekt RED’s video game trilogy.
Since the show’s first announcement on Netflix, its makers have taken pains to disassociate themselves from video games. As a result, fans worldwide were taken aback when Netflix and CD Projekt RED announced a joint Witcher convention on July 9. What type of panels and announcements can we look forward to during WitcherCon? We’ve compiled a list of everything we know thus far, as well as some speculation.
The event is described on the official WitcherCon website as “a global virtual celebration of The Witcher.” The digital event will be broadcast on Netflix as well as CD Projekt RED’s YouTube and Twitch feeds on July 9 (10 a.m. PT, 6 p.m. BST, 7 p.m. CET) and July 10 (10 a.m. PT, 6 p.m. BST, 7 p.m. CET) (6 p.m. PT, 2 a.m. BST, 3 a.m. CET).
We’ll “see the worlds of CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher video games and the Netflix series come together for an evening packed of surprises and exclusive first peeks,” according to the website. The website highlights “depth dives into the development of the games, show, and anime feature Nightmare of the Wolf,” as well as “exclusive behind-the-scenes footage,” as examples of what we may anticipate from these surprises and first views.
Aside from the announcements, WitcherCon will have interactive panels with the individuals behind the saga’s in-game and on-screen adaptations, as well as “specialist investigations into the mythology, tales, monsters, and origins of the Continent.” Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan, Lauren Hissrich, and Declan de Barra will feature these panels.
Interviews with Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, and Freya Allan
The new trailer WitcherCon has also announced that there be interviews with stars of the series Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan and Lauren Hissrich. Wait for the Netflix cast to address Stage 2 since the questions were collected immediately after the announcement of the Con by the official Twitter site of the program.
Are we going to get previews for the second year and the anime movie Wolf’s Nightmare?
Even if the interviews, panels and mythology are sure we all love, the new films from the Netflix series are particularly exciting for Witcher enthusiasts. Witcher We just had fast peeked in the next second season, so far, but we hope to be appealing at WitcherCon. Let’s agree that we deserve something nice after Witchmas and the hyped-up geeked week.
This doesn’t necessarily imply that we receive a trailer, but the sequences and sneak glimpses have been confirmed behind the scenes.
Season 2 is not the only project Witcher developed at Netflix, as you surely know. A Blood Origin live-action series is underway, although we do not expect anything about it at WitcherCon if we are still filming. Showrunner Declan de Barra appears, so he’s definitely going to discuss this. Studio Mir, on the other hand, has long made the animes film Nightmare of the Wolf (the creators of Avatar: The Legend of Korra).
Geralt’s mentor Vesemir focuses on the animated picture and explores his exploits long before Geralt came into being. As we highlighted this initiative on the WitcherCon website explicitly, we hope to learn more about it during the panels. If the first Teaser or trailer of the movie were presented on this occasion, we wouldn’t be shocked.
The Website of WitcherCon does seem to show us something from Wolf’s Nightmare. However, a mistake seems to be made in confusing Nightmare with Blood Origin:
“CERTAIN ELEMENTS FROM THE WITCHER AND THE ANIME BLOOD ORIGIN WERE USED WITH NETFLIX PERMISSION.”
What can we expect in terms of gameplay?
According to the WitcherCon website, there will be no new Witcher game announcements throughout the course of the convention, so don’t expect to hear anything about CD Projekt RED’s next Witcher game. That doesn’t rule out Doug Cockle making a surprise appearance! That isn’t to say we won’t be able to get anything done in terms of content.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s next-gen remaster/upgrade is the only true Witcher-related project that has been confirmed to be coming out shortly. According to recent reports, it will be offered as a free update on our platforms later this year.
We can’t hold our breath and be certain of any specific dates because of the many problems CDPR is experiencing with still needing to repair Cyberpunk 2077 and the fact that they were hacked and had loads of their data taken.
The upgrade is said to contain DLSS, Ray-Tracing, and other new features. Perhaps this is what the new WitcherCon trailer was alluding to, rather than merely an old video labeled “top secret”?
Even if we don’t get a full Season 2 teaser, WitcherCon is sure to be a thrilling event for fans. While we wait until July 9, we expect Netflix to release their third quick character teaser; this time focused on Anya Chalotra’s Yennefer of Vengerberg, everyone’s favorite sorceress. Sadly, it wasn’t published last Friday, but we still hope to see it before the start of WitcherCon on Friday.
You should read our frame-by-frame analysis of the Geralt and Ciri teasers if you haven’t already since there’s a lot of information crammed into them.