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CD Projekt Red sees revenue climb 70% year-on-year, company credits Witcher 3's "excellent sales" on Switch with helping

Good for Geralt

CD Projekt Red has just recently their latest financial report, and it shows $97 million in revenue, while profit increased to $39.2 million. This makes for a 70% increase year-over-year. There are obviously multiple factors that lead to this boost, but CD Project Red themselves singled out Witcher 3 on Switch as a major contributor.

"This improvement in our earnings compared to the past year is due, among others, to the unceasing popularity of The Witcher 3, including excellent sales of its Nintendo Switch edition, as well as releases of other games from The Witcher universe on new hardware platforms." - CFO and VP Piotr Nielubowicz

McFarlane Toys reveals Witcher 3 'Geralt' figurine

Pocket-sized Geralt

McFarlane Toys has revealed a new figurine for Witcher fans, and it's set to launch sometime in November 2020.

McFarlane is diving deep into the Witcher series with a Geralt figurine, based on his look from The Witcher 3. This 12-inch figurine features Geralt posing in his Kaer Morhen armor while holding up monster heads, which certainly sets the scene. Fans can expect to pay $40 for this figurine, and preorders will open sometime in October 2020.

GameSpot Video - Disturbing Myths & Folklore That Inspired The Witcher 3

A lore deep-dive

On this episode of Lorescape, we explore the disturbing legends behind 4 of the most unforgettably creepy monsters of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

McFarlane Toys gets the rights to make Witcher figurines

These are going to be fantastic

McFarlane Toys is definitely one of the most well-known figurine manufacturers out there, and rightly so. They put out quality figurines with insane amounts of detail. Now we know they'll be using that expertise to bring the Witcher franchise to life in a new way.

McFarlane has secured the rights to work on Witcher figurines going forward. We don't have details on which figures they'll tackle first, but there's no doubt they'll be fantastic. We'll keep tabs on the situation and let you know what they've got cooking up when it's announced.

Netflix announces The Witcher: Blood Origin, a six-part, live-action limited series

The third Witcher project for Netflix

The Witcher was a big hit for Netflix, and they're currently working towards filming the second season. The streaming service is also putting out The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, a standalone anime film. That's not the only spin-off content though, as Netflix has now announced a third Witcher project.

Netflix is working on The Witcher: Blood Origin, which is a six-part, live-action limited series. This show is being put together by Declan de Barra, along with The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, and the author of the books, Andrzej Sapkowski. You can see an official synopsis for the project below.

1200 years before Geralt of Rivia, the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged into one, and the first Witcher came to be.

Gorgeous wood burning depicts Geralt and Ciri from The Witcher 3

A lost art

Here's a little tidbit about me that you might not know. I used to do a lot of wood burning art back in the day! Seeing today's piece of art has be jonesing to get back into it.

The gang at The Burning Easel on Facebook specializes in wood burning art, and for their latest piece, they've turned their attention to The Witcher 3. The piece features Geralt and Ciri in stunning detail on a board 40 x 29 cm / thickness 2.5 cm. You can check out more pics of the tribute here.

The Witcher showrunner says Season 2 will be 'a lot easier to follow'

Addressing complaints from Season 1

After a setback due to the pandemic, The Witcher's second season is going to pick up filming once again this August. That means fans still have quite a bit of time to wait for the season's premiere on Netflix, but showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich is sharing some info about the season's direction.

In an interview with TV Guide, Hissrich addressed complaints of Season 1 being too hard to follow. Season 2 is going to make sure to fix that.

I still kind of look back at Season 1 and think, how did that all come together? The timelines are obviously one of the most controversial aspects of the show. I continue to be in love with them and will fight for them and be passionate about them. To me, it's the best way to tell the stories that I wanted to tell. I do hear that there was an audience out there that was a little like, "What the hell is going on? Why don't I understand this?" I think for those people, Season 2 will be a lot easier to follow. I think Season 2 aligns all of our characters on a similar timeline. We're playing with time a little bit still, but in a different way, an easier, I think, to swallow away.

The Witcher series hits 50 million sold worldwide

Good job, Geralt!

The Witcher has been on quite the journey, both in-game and in the real world. The franchise went from little-known to a mega-hit, spawning comics, a Netflix series, and many other adaptations. While the books existed before the game, it certainly seems like the games help put Geralt on the map.

CD Projekt Red has all sorts of reasons to celebrate, especially when it comes to sales milestones. The company has announced that the Witcher series of games has moved 50 million units worldwide so far. The Switch has certainly played its part in helping that total rise! There's sure to be even more Switch owners getting in on the action as the months roll on.

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

The Witcher 3 Yennefer Nendoroid now available to preorder

A bewitching Nendoroid

From the globally acclaimed open world RPG "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" comes a Nendoroid of Geralt's love and the adoptive mother to Ciri, Yennefer of Vengerberg! The Nendoroid is fully articulated allowing you to easily pose her in combat scenes, and she comes with both a standard composed face plate as well as a talking expression to display her more diplomatic side.

Optional parts include a raven to display by her side, lightning effect parts to show off her powerful magic as well as a Gwent card for her to join in a round of cards. Be sure to display her with Nendoroid Geralt and Nendoroid Ciri to bring out the world of the Witcher in Nendoroid size!

The Yennefer Nendoroid is set to launch sometime in Oct. 2020, and is priced at ¥4,727. You can check out more pics and get new details at the official listing.

CD Projekt Red becomes Europe's most valuable game company

Built of the back of Geralt

Europe has a new leader in the games industry, according to the latest market capitalization info. CD Projekt Red, the developer behind the Witcher series, now has a market capitalization of $8.13 billion. That pushes the company just above Ubisoft’s current market valuation of $8.12 billion. Keep in mind this figure pertains to European-based companies specifically, as others like Take-Two, EA, and Nintendo all have considerably higher market values.

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