Revered as one of the best and most immersive open world games of the last decade, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt After almost seven years, it still draws players into its massive adventure. Likewise, the game has inspired much fan work celebrating CD Projekt Red’s hit action-RPG and continues to do so, as one fan proves by making a journey to bring one of its niche features to the real world bring.
Several things helped to make Wild Hunt stand the test of time, the most notable being a vast and richly detailed world, a sizeable cast of complex characters, and a highly decision-oriented narrative. One of the more underrated yet helpful tools at players’ disposal is the Bestiary, which provides helpful summaries of the many dangerous monsters, creatures, and other supernatural beings they will encounter, as well as tips on which of Geralt’s characters, Oils, and bombs, are effective against them.
Inspired by this, Reddit user ellie1398 has started to recreate The witcher 3‘s Bestiary as a series of hand-drawn illustrations in one of her notebooks. Each page of the notebook appears to contain the flavor text, tips, and art of a single entry from the in-game bestiary, as evidenced by the recreations of the entries for the game’s bears and panthers. Judging by the skill shown on just these two sites, it’s safe to assume that the upcoming ones will be of a similarly high quality.
Ellie1398 jokingly claimed it would probably take them 10 years to complete the whole thing. That’s understandable given the dozens of entries that make up the game’s bestiary. It’s a huge list that doesn’t just include The witcher 3‘s bears and other beasts, but a broad menagerie of monsters spread across groups like Insectoids, Draconids, Elementa, and Wraiths. That being said, ellie1398 won’t be recreating all of these monsters as they added in a reply to their post that they only have enough pages to hold around 100 or so. That means 30-40 monsters won’t make it, but those that do will cover as much of the game as possible, including its DLC expansions.
According to another answer, ellie1398 will post an update on their project once they make progress. That may have some fans wondering if this update will arrive before the next major update of the recently announced new one witcher Game. Not much is currently known about it other than the fact that it will be made in Unreal Engine 5 and will mark the beginning of a “new saga”. witcher Universe.
It will likely be a long time before a release window is announced, which can be frustrating for fans who have already explored The witcher 3 top to bottom. But if ellie1398’s bestiary project and other fanworks are any indication, the game will continue to provide interesting content to keep you entertained in the meantime.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
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