The Witcher is a roleplaying game that was originally released in late 2007 for the PC. Taking place in a dark medieval fantasy setting, The Witcher put players in control of Geralt, one of the last "witchers", or, wandering monster bounty hunters with magical powers. The game has a 81/100 on MetaCritic, and aside from being yet another modern RPG with a sometimes silly morality system shoehorned in, I had a lot of fun playing through it.

The recently revealed iPhone port of The Witcher: Versus seems to be based on the browser game with the same name. Details are scarce right now, but the trailer looks pretty awesome:

GameTrailers.com also has a developer diary from the development of the original browser game that is also worth a look if the above trailer piqued your interest.

[Destructoid via Polygamia]

  • Synther

    Wow, those animations look awesome!

  • Synther

    Wow, those animations look awesome!

  • GodSon

    Great animation and graphics, yet it looks laggy...

  • GodSon

    Great animation and graphics, yet it looks laggy...

  • noah

    Yeah, it does look laggy... but if there's some RPG elements involved, I'll probably buy it.

    Plus, I loved the original Witcher game for the PC :)

  • norinai

    Jak polska gra to i polski komentarz: już nie mogę się doczekać, to będzie coś wspaniałego :)

  • noah

    Yeah, it does look laggy... but if there's some RPG elements involved, I'll probably buy it.

    Plus, I loved the original Witcher game for the PC :)

  • norinai

    Jak polska gra to i polski komentarz: już nie mogę się doczekać, to będzie coś wspaniałego :)

  • Vovin

    *sigh*

    People! Almost all games on vid are looking laggy because of the video framerate.

    The game seems to be a hack'n'slash... I don't see much roleplay in there.

    • Vovin

      Oh, could also be a fighting game because of the "vs"...

    • noah

      It is a fighting game, hence the word "vs" in the title. Similar to Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat.

  • Vovin

    *sigh*

    People! Almost all games on vid are looking laggy because of the video framerate.

    The game seems to be a hack'n'slash... I don't see much roleplay in there.

    • Vovin

      Oh, could also be a fighting game because of the "vs"...

    • noah

      It is a fighting game, hence the word "vs" in the title. Similar to Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat.

  • tsharpfilm

    Yay! An iPhone game with modern graphics! I look forward to giving this one a try.

  • tsharpfilm

    Yay! An iPhone game with modern graphics! I look forward to giving this one a try.

  • DaeL

    For the record - Witcher Versus is not a fighting game per se, it's more of a RPG/tactical game. Basicly you choose your character class (a witcher, a sorcress or a manticore), choose skills and equipment, challenge other players for duels and advance levels. The duels are pretty cool, though they're not in real-time - after you challenge other player (or accept someone elses challenge) you have to set your tactics for the duel, which means choosing different attacks and defences, and then (after your opponent accepts challenge and sets his tactics) you can watch an animation that shows how the fight looked like. It's pretty cool, there is a lot of stuff that gives it a really RPG-like feeling (travelling, accepting missions, etc...), but basicly it's a pretty simple game. If you like the real Witcher for PCs, you're gonna love Witcher Versus.
    Also, I heard that Witcher 2 was just announced recently.

    • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

      Thanks for the explanation. I loved The Witcher on PC, but never tried that web-based stuff they have going. Maybe I'll give this a try, but you said it's a pretty simple game. Kind of contradicts :/

  • DaeL

    For the record - Witcher Versus is not a fighting game per se, it's more of a RPG/tactical game. Basicly you choose your character class (a witcher, a sorcress or a manticore), choose skills and equipment, challenge other players for duels and advance levels. The duels are pretty cool, though they're not in real-time - after you challenge other player (or accept someone elses challenge) you have to set your tactics for the duel, which means choosing different attacks and defences, and then (after your opponent accepts challenge and sets his tactics) you can watch an animation that shows how the fight looked like. It's pretty cool, there is a lot of stuff that gives it a really RPG-like feeling (travelling, accepting missions, etc...), but basicly it's a pretty simple game. If you like the real Witcher for PCs, you're gonna love Witcher Versus.
    Also, I heard that Witcher 2 was just announced recently.

    • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

      Thanks for the explanation. I loved The Witcher on PC, but never tried that web-based stuff they have going. Maybe I'll give this a try, but you said it's a pretty simple game. Kind of contradicts :/

  • DaeL

    BTW you can check out Witcher Versus here:
    http://versus.thewitcher.com/
    There's an english version of the game, so you should have no problem playing it.

  • DaeL

    BTW you can check out Witcher Versus here:
    http://versus.thewitcher.com/
    There's an english version of the game, so you should have no problem playing it.

  • jsrco

    Amazing books, and the PC game (not the Vs) was amazing as well. Looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

  • jsrco

    Amazing books, and the PC game (not the Vs) was amazing as well. Looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

  • Gates

    Is this just a 3D MyBrute?

  • Gates

    Is this just a 3D MyBrute?

  • araczynski

    dang, was excited till i realized it was just another street fighter game, bleh.

  • araczynski

    dang, was excited till i realized it was just another street fighter game, bleh.

  • Fatherwolf75

    the game is a tactic style fighter, you pick you defense and combat strategy prior to the fight as the oppent does the same, then the charecters fight with the pre-selected combat regimine. the graphics are good and they dont lag. there is a level up and a travel system along with quests, for alittle web browser game its not bad to derp about on.