SAN FRANCISCO, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Wikia, the social universe of fandom and the ultimate source for powerful and relevant pop culture, entertainment and game expertise, today announces a Fan Studio partnership for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Wikia and CD PROJEKT RED will work together to offer a unique fan experience that will provide Wikia's Witcher community deep access to The Witcher series. Wikia superfans will have the opportunity to collaborate on the creation of a formidable game resource for fellow fans and future players of the Witcher franchise. Additionally, Wikia fans were featured in a Twitch panel at PAX East 2015 this past Saturday afternoon where long awaited new gameplay footage from the game will be presented.
The highly anticipated title, being developed by CD PROJEKT RED and distributed in North America by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, will be the biggest in the series yet. An epic fantasy game with a rich storyline and large-scale open world gameplay, the game has garnered over 200 awards and outstanding critical reception; Wikia will be one of the go to places for fans to learn more about the game ahead of its May 2015 release.
"We're confident that partnering with Wikia's community provides gamers with the wealth of knowledge they need to fully enjoy the unfolding story and depth of this new epic adventure," said Jeremiah Cohn, CD PROJEKT RED's VP of Marketing for North America. "The Witcher universe is known to be deep and rich, but The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be the largest offering to date, by far."
Available on next generation systems and Microsoft Windows on May 19, 2015, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will introduce an open world larger than any other in the series. Using Wikia and the much-lauded Wikia Maps tool, gamers will be able to work together to create an interactive map allowing them to explore the depths of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's full lore and universe. Combined with other features such as in-depth listings of in-game costumes, character bios, armor and weapons and strategies – everything a player needs to know and then some– Wikia will become an essential destination for all things The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
This marks Wikia's eighth Fan Studio partnership and second working with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, showing a steady momentum of strategic relationships for the company. In 2013, Wikia announced their Fan Studio partnership with WBIE around the highly anticipated video game, Shadow of Mordor. Within the first three months, the Wikia fan community created over 100 pages of content, which included key lore pages and gameplay tutorials. By game launch the fandom had established itself as one of the top destinations for any information related to the game and fueling a dedicated companion app called Palantir. In addition, top community collaborators were given early game access and invited to author a "Super Walkthrough video series," where they serve as on screen guides for new and existing players, all available at shadowofmordor.wikia.com.
About CD PROJEKT RED:
CD PROJEKT RED is a development studio established in 2002 and based in Warsaw and Cracow, Poland. Creators of The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Both RPGs were praised by critics and fans, gathering over 200 awards and selling over 8 million copies to date. Originally a PC developer, CD PROJEKT RED has also released The Witcher on Mac and The Witcher 2 on Xbox 360, PC and Mac. The studio is now working on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, a fantasy RPG with a character-driven, non-linear story set in a vast, open world. The game will be released May 19th, 2015 on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Playstation®4 and PC. The developer is also working on Cyberpunk 2077 in collaboration with Mike Pondsmith, the original designer of the pen-and-paper Cyberpunk® futuristic RPG system in which the upcoming game is set. CD PROJEKT RED's mission is to take the passion they have for games and harness it to make the best RPGs in the world. Along with GOG.COM, the Internet's leading destination for the best DRM-Free games in history on PC and Mac, CD PROJEKT RED is part of the Warsaw Stock Exchange listed (ISIN: PLOPTTC00011) CD PROJEKT Group.
Wikia, the social universe for fans, by fans, is the home for social fandom and the ultimate source for powerful and relevant pop culture, entertainment and gaming expertise. It is the definitive place for people to contribute to the assembly of original bodies of multi-media content around subjects they know and love. Using Wikia, anyone can form new communities around any subject or participate in over 334,000 existing communities by reading or contributing new content. With over 34 million pages of rich content, Wikia's communities are the most authoritative information about any topic on the Internet. Wikia's video game vertical (games.wikia.com) is a leading video-game focused information hub on the Web. Wikia's recently expanded entertainment verticals (movies.wikia.com, tv.wikia.com, books.wikia.com and music.wikia.com) collectively represent the fastest growing U.S. entertainment destination around the world. Lifestyle.wikia.com boasts over 75,000 communities chronicling fashion, food and technology.
Launched in 2006 by founder Jimmy Wales, Wikia attracts more than 140 million global unique visitors per month and is ranked a Quantcast Top 20 and comScore Top 80 Internet site, as well as a Nielsen Top 10 social network. www.wikia.com or @wikia