The Witcher Adventure Game Closed Beta Launches

In case you've pre-ordered The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on you'll be happy to know that the closed beta for The Witcher Adventure Game launches today. For now the number of participants is limited, but more invites will be sent later down the line, too, apparently:

CD PROJEKT RED, the creators of the critically acclaimed Witcher franchise of games, and, the DRM-free online distributor of all that is good in gaming, are excited to announce the launch of the closed beta of the board game tie-in to the universe of Geralt of Rivia--The Witcher Adventure Game.

(The moment you give people a chance to play a game so dear to you is always exciting,) says Rafał Jaki, The Witcher Adventure Game Executive Producer, CD PROJEKT RED. (The closed beta is here! Give us your feedback and, most importantly, have fun playing!) added Jaki.

The first batch of participants consists of selected gamers who pre-ordered The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Those gamers will be among the first to help test and refine some of the multiplayer components of the upcoming GOG Galaxy service. With the distribution of further invitations planned as the beta progresses, players interested in participating in the testing can still navigate to and sign up for a chance to participate.

(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's DRM-free online gaming platform,) said Piotr Karwowski, VP of Online Technologies,

Watch the Galaxy trailer to find out more about the service and the core values behind it: Freedom of Choice, Optional Client, and Cross-Play. For more information about The Witcher Adventure Game, please visit the game's homepage.

The multiplayer beta is available on Windows PC and Mac. The full game will include offline single player (VS. AI) modes as well as (hot-seat) multiplayer at launch. The game is scheduled to be released late 2014 in physical box format, and digitally, on Windows PC, Mac, iOS (iPad) and Android tablets.

### About the game ###

Look Adventure in the Eye in a World You'll Fall in Love with

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.

In the tradition of the Witcher video games and novels, the board game delivers a gripping narrative and fleshed-out characters brought to life through captivating game mechanics. Get into the true adventuring spirit as you and your friends enjoy discovering what surprises lurk around the next corner.