A fan of The Witcher 3 has created a fantastic pixel art animation clip based on one of the most memorable scenes that takes place around the middle of the game’s campaign.
The The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt created a stellar pixel art animated sequence starring Priscilla in one of the game’s most memorable scenes. Being a heavily story-driven game, The Witcher 3 is full of unforgettable moments that are constantly debated among fans. While gaming is no stranger to fan art and other community creations, sometimes they come in forms that few expect, such as this particular pixel art animation.
The Witcher 3 recently received a free major update that brought a lot of innovations. These include not only graphical fidelity improvements such as ray tracing and higher resolution textures, but also a number of gameplay and quality of life changes that were previously only available to PC players via mods. A tweak like this on a well-regarded game is sure to reinvigorate players old and new, and that’s exactly what The Witcher 3 is going through.
The beautiful pixel art animation is courtesy of Reddit user BetaZX. The scene is based on a specific moment that takes place around the middle of The Witcher 3’s campaign, when Geralt first meets Priscilla while searching for Dandelion in the city of Novigrad. Priscilla, a famous bard who goes by the stage name “Callonetta”, is performing “The Wolven Storm” at The Kingfisher Inn when Geralt and his friend Zoltán drop by.
“The Wolven Storm” also known as “Priscilla’s Song” is already very popular and features 7 different dubs in The Witcher 3. However, in this pixel art animated clip, the artist included his own instrumental cover of the song, which fits the overall retro theme very well. The visual details are also quite amazing, with both Geralt and Zoltán sitting in the middle area, as the scene actually takes place in The Witcher 3.
The clip’s duration is quite short, clocking in at just under a minute, but it still showcases the creator’s impressive skills in his attempt at a retro-inspired reimagining of The Witcher 3. Many users commented that they wouldn’t mind playing the game in this visual style. “I would [pay] $1,000 to play Witcher 3 with graphics like this,” one user exaggerated. Another user praised the cool vibe that the animated clip conveys.
The Witcher 3 is over 7 years old, but its visuals still hold up to today’s standards, especially with the recently released next-gen update. While future Witcher games will certainly do much better with Unreal Engine 5, a pixel art Witcher spin-off could be a great idea, as this animated clip shows.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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