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'The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt' publisher talks pre-orders, free contents and more

'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt'
'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt'
Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, used with permission

A Bandai Namco Games representative has commented on the pre-orders of "The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt" on the PS4, Xbox One and PC. According to a report from VG247 on June 30, the individual revealed that the collector's edition of the open-world action role-playing game is quickly selling out at retailers in the U.K. region. He believes that the demand for the software product is a credit to the positive buzz it has been generating.

CD Projekt Red had a big showcase at last month's E3 2014. Along with a gameplay trailers that generated a lot of hype, the development team also demonstrated the software product during a stage event from Microsoft Studios. "The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt" ended up being nominated for numerous awards at the convention.

"The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt" collector's edition comes with several extras, including a statue of the main character fighting a griffin. The other notable bonuses are an art book, medallion and game map. The product is priced at $90 more than the standalone game. Despite the high markup, the collector's edition is apparently still selling out long before the official release date.

The Bandai Namco Games representative explained that a premium version for the video game was created to give current fans and prospective buyers extra incentives to purchase a product that is expected to push the industry forward. He also reconfirmed that the standard edition also comes with some free contents such as a compendium, soundtrack and stickers. You can find a screen featuring the upcoming title from the official "Witcher" Facebook site located near the top of this article.

"The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt" is current set to come out on Feb. 24 of next year. The video game is a next-generation console exclusive as it is only coming to the PS4 and Xbox One as well as the PC. CD Projekt Red, the same team that worked on the previous two games, is also working on the third and final installment of the series.