The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming in 2014, but up until now we've known little about it other than its place in the tale. Now, thanks to our friends at OXM, we have a few snippets about what Geralt will get up to... Besides Witching, we mean.
Geralt will use several new tricks to progress through the 50 hour main storyline--like jumping(!), climbing, and a called-shot combat mechanic, much like Fallout 3's VATS. He'll travel from the free city of Novigrad, to the Skellige Islands, and through "war-ravaged wasteland," with active townspeople carrying out their own routines and reporting any observed infractions to the authorities.
As the title suggests, hunting will be an important activity. Geralt can track animals across the wilderness, and skin them for crafting materials or just to trade. Towns will have reactive economies, so vendors won't keep paying out huge sums for pelts if their stockrooms are already full of them.
Finally, save games will transfer from The Witcher 2, though we'll see if this is relevant for console players. The game has only been announced for PC and "high-end platforms" so far, and we're unsure of how, if at all, Xbox 360 and PS3 players could move their progress up to next-gen systems.
For more on what CD Projekt Red has revealed about The Witcher 3 so far, check out OXM's full list.