"The Witcher 3" will launch next year. Courtesy/CD Projekt RED

“The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” developer CD Projekt RED just released a 35-minute gameplay demo of the action role-playing game. The demo was released earlier this year during E3, but the Warsaw, Poland-based studio just posted the gameplay video on YouTube.

“The Witcher 3” will launch Feb. 24 next year, but the highly-anticipated title is already receiving positive attention from a number of critics. During video game fair gamescom last week, more than 15 thousand fans came to see the project’s demo in Germany.

During the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles in June, we spoke to Senior Designer Peter Gelencser, who hoped “The Witcher 3” will impress players with its beautiful graphics, as well as its old-school role-playing game feel.

“The phenomenon, the experience of discovery and stumbling upon things, I get to create something and test it, play it, and if I get the same feeling from revealing a large part of a dungeon, or seeing a large city, I can compare the feeling of that to the same feeling I had as a kid. In a way, all those old games were a great inspiration,” Gelencser told us.

“The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” focuses on protagonist and witcher Geralt of Rivia, who hunts monsters and can summon magic. Gelencser admitted he often drew inspiration from older role-playing games like 1993’s “Secret of Mana” and 1991’s “The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past” while working on the project.

“All the good experiences I had with those games really come through when creating new content with the game [‘The Witcher 3’],” he told us.

Earlier this year, GameInformer called the title “a must-see next-generation RPG.” During this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, “The Witcher 3” took home more than 100 awards, including the “Best in Show” award. "The Witcher 3" will launch for the Xbox One, PC and PS4 on Feb. 24, 2015.