Many players understandably consider The Witcher 3 – Wild Hunt to be the game of the generation. While this may seem like high praise, the game does a lot to earn it.
It’s a massive open world, with so much stuff to do. There are treasures to find, mysteries to unsolved and so, so many monsters to kill.
CD Projekt Red isn’t afraid of getting silly or cheeky at times, either. This game’s vast world is chock-full of references and easter eggs to a bunch of other stories.
These could involve pop culture references like popular TV shows, comic books, classic films, even other video games. Here’s a look at some of the best ones.
This is a reference you can catch pretty much right away and it’s hard to miss. During the prologue itself, as you’re exiting the inn at White Orchard, Vesemir refers to Emperor Emhyr’s “offer” to meet him as one that Geralt “can’t refuse”. This is an obvious callback to The Godfather. This is the line that Marlon Brando made famous in the film based on Mario Puzo’s book.
For this easter egg, you’ll have to travel all the way to sunny Touissant, the new area in the Blood And Wine expansion. Here, you’ll receive a sidequest called “The Last Exploits Of Selina’s Gang”, you find a “Sodden Letter”.
In this letter, you find that someone named Robin is writing to someone named Bruce about this Selina. Apparently, they were all part of a gang who stole jewels, and Bruce was in love with Selina.
These are obvious references to the Batman comics. Robin is Batman’s sidekick, Batman’s real name is Bruce Wayne and Catwoman’s real identity is that of Selina Kyle. Catwoman is also a jewel thief. Batman and Catwoman have always had some romantic tension between them, too. It all fits too well for it to be a mere coincidence.
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
This easter egg is part of the Hearts Of Stone expansion. Here, as part of the “Open Sesame” quest, Geralt has to conduct a heist in an auction house.
While surveying the place, you can examine all the items that this auction house hosts. One of these is called the “Goblet Of Fire”. It’s another obvious reference to The Goblet Of Fire from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.