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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gets a gruesome new cinematic trailer

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CD Projekt Red unleashed its latest cinematic trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, offering a gruesome look at its morally ambiguous universe.

The video, called "Killing Monsters," brings an end to a countdown on the official The Witcher website that reared its head earlier in the week. In the cinematic trailer a young woman is sentenced to death by hanging, but the punishment doesn't go through as Geralt arrives on the scene to stop it.

"Actions speak louder than words," wrote CD Projekt Red head Adam Badowski in a prepared statement following the trailer's release. "We wanted the short movie to communicate that Geralt, despite being seen as a sellsword by many, has his own code of conduct and operates outside of the dirty morality of the world he lives in.

"'Killing Monsters' was a great opportunity to show the ambience of No Man's Land, one of the vast areas in the game that the players will visit during their adventure. The overwhelming feeling of despair can be quite shocking, especially when you consider who the real monster is."