Fans of The Witcher can now fuel themselves with a new line of Geralt-themed energy drinks that are now available in Poland. Andrzej Sapkowski’s cult-classic fantasy novels have spawned a great deal of merchandise and tie-in media over the years, including CD Projekt Red’s critically-acclaimed The Witcher games and Netflix’s hit The Witcher television show – the latter of which has a second season in the works set for release later this year.
Most recently, Netflix has produced The Witcher: Nightmare Of The Wolf, an animated spin-off film that tells the origin story of Geralt’s mentor Vesemir. However, it is CD Project Red’s The Witcher RPGs, focused on Geralt Of Rivia himself, which have gained significant attention from audiences outside of the franchise’s native Poland – and have generated a good deal of merchandise. The digital Gwent: The Witcher Card Game has led to a standalone title (as well as fans making their own real-life Gwent cards); and Polish board games designer Go On Board is currently producing a tabletop RPG titled The Witcher: Old World. Excitement for this game is so high that Old World’s Kickstarter efforts broke Polish crowdfunding records no less than five times in just the past few months.
According to a recent post from Reddit user czechu26, Polish energy drink company Oshee has joined forces with CD Project Red for a line of beverages based on The Witcher. These energy drinks come in a variety of different flavors, each one named after a particular character or potion in The Witcher games. According to csechu26, they are are currently arriving in Polish shops. However, there doesn’t appear to be any plans to bring these Witcher-themed energy drinks to outside markets like the United States.
Unfortunately, fans will have to wait for the next installment of The Witcher’s interactive journey. CD Projekt Red is focusing on Cyberpunk 2077 at the moment, and fixing its many technical issues. In the meantime, the developer is also working on bringing 2015’s The Witcher 3 to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, and may even be recruiting the help of Witcher 3 PC fan mods to improve the game’s technical and graphical performance. However, no release date for this update has been announced save for a vague 2021 launch window.
Oshee’s brand of The Witcher-inspired energy drinks probably won’t grant players superhuman endurance or enhanced vision like Geralt’s potions from the Witcher games, but they could serve as a nice fuel source for a late-night session of The Witcher 3. The Witcher’s popularity doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon, thanks to CD Projekt Red, Netflix and the growing number of companies looking to cash in on the franchise’s monster-slaying adventures.