Most games produce a lot of video content ahead of release but they're usually short flashy trailers which often obscure the actual gameplay behind fancy computer generated imagery and copious voiceover. Not so The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
For Wild Hunt, we get to see uninterrupted chunks of actual gameplay, complete with the necessary steps needed in menus and sub menus, in game speech and every moment of those often gruelling fights. And some of the most interesting videos to date have shown off the secondary quests you'll get to take part in. What makes these look so impressive is just how detailed they are, like all the work which has gone into this latest job which you just chance on by the side of the road.
Many players will probably never see that guy sitting there, fewer still will speak to him and only a handful will actually go ahead with the mission. But there's voice work, a few nice cutscenes, some investigation and even a nice little twist in the story, all finished off with a horsechase across the land. There's even some politics going on here. All good stuff. We can't wait to play the full game.
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt is on PS4, Xbox One and PC on the 19th of May 2015.