Killing Monsters

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"Killing Monsters" is the title of a series of tidbits in the form of graphics and sound files that CD Projekt RED released to fans in advance of the publication of the third part of the Witcher game series: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

The giveaway began on June 10, 2013, with the presentation of the debut gameplay trailer at E3 2013 in Los Angeles and ended with the release of "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Killing Monsters Cinematic Trailer" 14 August 2013.

Weekly overview[edit | edit source]

Week Date Image Format Description
1 June 10, 2013 Wallpaper Week1.jpg Wallpaper Geralt on horseback in a gloomy, wet and cold environment
2 June 18, 2013 Music.png mp3 Sound file Debut Gameplay Trailer Main Theme of The Witcher 3, composed by Marcin Przybyłowicz
3 June 24, 2013 Tw3 wallpaper 2.jpg Wallpaper Leshy
4 July 1, 2013 Music.png mp3 Sound file The Beginning Main Theme, composed by Adam Skorupa and Krzysztof Wierzynkiewicz
5 July 8, 2013 Wallpaper Week5.jpg Wallpaper The Witcher 3 wolfhead logo
6 July 15, 2013 Wallpaper Week6.jpg Wallpaper Battlefield scene
7 July 22, 2013 Wallpaper Week7.jpg Wallpaper Geralt, ready to attack
8 July 29, 2013 Wallpaper week8.jpg Wallpaper Fiend
9 August 5, 2013 Wallpaper Week9.jpg Wallpaper 2 riders (Geralt and Vesemir) travelling through No man's Land during the war with Nilfgaard

Videos[edit | edit source]

Killing Monsters trailer The making of "Killing Monsters"
Killing Monsters trailer music, with the unreleased vocal soundtrack (Fan video by Sid Spyker)

Links[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Goodies download page first appeared when the Debut Gameplay trailer premiered - and as with CDPR tradition, it contained a secret message.
  • The list of goodies changed every Monday.
  • The wallpapers were offered in three resolutions: 1920x1200, 1920x1080 and 1600x1200.
  • The sound files were provided in two formats: MP3 and WAV.
  • The last goody (dated August 12, 2013) was replaced on the Mini homepage by a counter, counting down to August 14 at 8pm. Ultimately, the goodie which appeared at approx 9:45pm was the Killing Monsters Cinematic Trailer.
  • On August 21, 2013, CDPR published an "Unreleased version of the Killing Monsters main theme" and made it available for download. There was also be said, that Adam Skorupa was it's composer.
  • The soundtrack of the "Killing Monsters" trailer has Elvish lyrics, sung by Gregorian singer Paweł Szczyciński. (Source: The Witcher 3 Musik, "Music Imaginary" at soundcloud.com, last visited: 2014-06-15.)