Wikia, the social universe of fandom and the ultimate source for powerful and relevant pop culture, entertainment and game expertise, today announces a Fan Studio partnership for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Wikia and CD PROJEKT RED will work together to offer a unique fan experience that will provide Wikia’s Witcher community deep access to The Witcher series. Wikia superfans will have the opportunity to collaborate on the creation of a formidable game resource for fellow fans and future players of the Witcher franchise. Additionally, Wikia fans were featured in a Twitch panel at PAX East 2015 this past Saturday afternoon where long awaited new gameplay footage from the game will be presented.
The highly anticipated title, being developed by CD PROJEKT RED and distributed in North America by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, will be the biggest in the series yet. An epic fantasy game with a rich storyline and large-scale open world gameplay, the game has garnered over 200 awards and outstanding critical reception; Wikia will be one of the go to places for fans to learn more about the game ahead of its May 2015 release.
“We’re confident that partnering with Wikia’s community provides gamers with the wealth of knowledge they need to fully enjoy the unfolding story and depth of this new epic adventure,” said Jeremiah Cohn, CD PROJEKT RED’s VP of Marketing for North America. “The Witcher universe is known to be deep and rich, but The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be the largest offering to date, by far.”
Available on next generation systems and Microsoft Windows on May 19, 2015, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will introduce an open world larger than any other in the series. Using Wikia and the much-lauded Wikia Maps tool, gamers will be able to work together to create an interactive map allowing them to explore the depths of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s full lore and universe. Combined with other features such as in-depth listings of in-game costumes, character bios, armor and weapons and strategies – everything a player needs to know and then some– Wikia will become an essential destination for all things The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
This marks Wikia’s eighth Fan Studio partnership and second working with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, showing a steady momentum of strategic relationships for the company. In 2013, Wikia announced their Fan Studio partnership with WBIE around the highly anticipated video game, Shadow of Mordor. Within the first three months, the Wikia fan community created over 100 pages of content, which included key lore pages and gameplay tutorials. By game launch the fandom had established itself as one of the top destinations for any information related to the game and fueling a dedicated companion app called Palantir. In addition, top community collaborators were given early game access and invited to author a “Super Walkthrough video series,” where they serve as on screen guides for new and existing players, all available at shadowofmordor.wikia.com.