The monster hunting aspects of "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" has been further discussed by Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz. In an interview with PC Gamer on May 1, the lead quest designer stated that one of the quest types in the open-world action role-playing game involves finding and defeating legendary creatures. These special enemies come with their own back stories in addition to being more difficult to kill when compared to normal enemies.
Every settlement in the massive over world should feature at least one of the monster hunting mission. CD Projekt Red previously revealed one of the quests where the player have to choose whether or not to kill a mythical creature that has been disturbing a village. Based on his or her decision, the area would changed significantly when revisited again in the far future. You can check out some of the comments made by Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz from the interview below:
They involve hunting legendary creatures. They should be tougher to beat than normal opponents. Each encounter contains a unique creature and each of those hunts is unique. They’re not repeatable, in the sense that they each have their own plot. You can expect each settlement will have at least one of them, if not more.
Pawel Mielniczuk also added some information in regards to the designs of the legendary monsters. Some of the mythical creatures came from Slavic folklore that were created during the medieval period. One of the example he used is Leshen, the tree monster that was previously shown off at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. You can find a screen featuring a battle against the aforesaid creature from the official "Witcher" Facebook page with the photo attached to the top of this article.
"The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" should provide plenty of space of players to hunt the legendary monsters. The upcoming title is expected to be much bigger than "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim." Based on the aforementioned comments, there won't be many empty areas due to multiple hunts as well as other types of quests.
The official release date for "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" is now slated for Feb. of next year. The software product should be arriving on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One systems at the same time. CD Projekt Red signed a deal with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to distribute the third main "Witcher" installment in North America.