The tale of Geralt of Rivia from CD Projekt Red will be extended in a forthcoming series of comic books
Everyone is aware that CD Projekt Red's interpretation of The Witcher universe, chronicling Geralt of Rivia's saga, concluded with the celebrated witcher retiring his weaponry post the adventures of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. For most fans, this signaled the end of Geralt's epic tale, but as fate would have it, Geralt is once again summoned to the fray.
A forthcoming comic book series by Dark Horse Comics is poised to extend the narrative beyond the critically lauded video game. Titled "The Witcher: Corvo Bianco," this series instantly resonates with the gaming community, drawing its name from the vineyard bestowed to Geralt following the conclusion of The Witcher 3's Blood and Wine expansion.
The synopsis for the comic series reveals: "Living the simple life isn't straightforward for a witcher, and turning down such an existence is even tougher. Once Geralt savors the leisurely comforts—fine wine and finer company—the witcher's routine fades away. With Yennefer by his side, one could aspire for Geralt to savor the tranquil pleasures truly. However, the scars of the past run deep, and with every drop of blood and wine, they call to those who seek to claim more."
What makes this comic series intriguing is that it seems to establish one particular game ending as canonical; it dismisses alternative conclusions in which Geralt could either continue his monster-hunting endeavors or retire with Triss Merigold, implying that settling down with Yennefer is the chosen path. Furthermore, given the collaboration with CD Projekt Red, it appears this storyline will have canonical ties to the highly anticipated fourth installment currently in development at the Polish company.
"The Witcher: Corvo Bianco" is scheduled to launch with its inaugural issue (the first in a series of five) on May 8, 2024, priced at $3.99 per issue.