The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf Anime Trailer Breakdown

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf Anime Trailer Breakdown

You’ll have to wait until December 17 to watch Season 2 of The Witcher, but Netflix will tide you over until then with The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, which releases on August 23. The anime film introduces Geralt’s mentor and adoptive father, Vesemir, who will be voiced by Theo James (Divergent and Castelvania). Kim Bodnia will also play the character in the live-action show.While Vesemir is a grey-haired veteran by Geralt’s time, in this film he’s a young and dashing swashbuckler earning his fortune by slaying monsters… But he’s forced to confront his past and a monster that’s preying on a kingdom already dealing with political discord.[ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/07/21/the-witcher-nightmare-of-the-wolf-official-trailer”]With the first teaser trailer for the anime now out, let’s break it all down to see what adventures await us in this latest installment of The Witcher franchise, which was written by Beau DeMayo and directed by Kwang Il Han of Studio Mir, the animators of The Legend of Korra and Young Justice: Outsiders. You can keep scrolling for all the clues, Easter eggs, and references we found, or simply click through the following slideshow:[widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”slug=the-witcher-nightmare-of-the-wolf-anime-trailer-breakdown&captions=true”]Kaer MorhenThe Witchers of the School of the Wolf, including Geralt and Vesemir, train and spend their winters at the mountain fortress of Kaer Morhen. It’s a ruin by the time we see it in The Witcher Season 2, having been destroyed by a mob and a group of mages who considered Witchers to be monsters themselves. Here we see the keep in its former glory, but the ominous voiceover hints at its future fate.Theo James’ Vesemir and a Witcher MessageHere’s Vesemir perusing the message that’s being read at the beginning of the trailer. A journal entry in The Price of Neutrality module for the original Witcher game notes that “various publications defamatory of Witchers” were responsible for inciting the attack on Kaer Morhen. Presumably this is one of them.Gold EyesA close up on Vesemir shows the gold eyes that mark Witchers who have undergone the Trial of the Grasses, an extremely dangerous and painful alchemical and medical procedure that kills most potential initiates. Those who survive gain the ability to see in the dark along with enhanced senses and reflexes. They also age significantly slower than a normal person. These mutations are one of the main reasons so many people fear Witchers.Oiled BladeWitchers can coat their swords with oils to make them more dangerous, often…
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