Trailer of the Week: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Cinematic Launch Trailer - Checkpoint Mini #2

Sometimes, disparate individuals and elements come together to create something enduring and magical. Something which wouldn't have existed without an extraordinary array of talent and effort collaborating on exactly the right project at exactly the right time. In the field of video games, or interactive entertainment as I like to call it, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt appears to be such a project, turning everything that its associated with into gold.

How else would you explain its Cinematic Launch trailer? An entity which transcends the somehow belittling title of its genre, a genre more associated with recycling messages of urgency and acting primarily as an advertisement to "BUY THIS DAMN THING, we don't care how many spoilers we just showed you over the span of our two minutes!"

That this video is the launch trailer for a game is shocking. The effort shines through every frame, spoken phrase, and monstrous scream.

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