It’s less than two weeks now until The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt lands, and if you’re sat there twiddling your thumbs and counting down the hours until Geralt wreaks his vengeance, CD Projekt RED has you covered with a new development diary.

Focusing on the various monsters, serpents and critters you’ll be encountering on your travels, not just looking at their design but their advanced AI. Beasts won’t just be lurking around waiting to be killed, they’ll be part of a complex ecosystem with their natural environment; Geralt can track territorial markings, observe weather systems, and hunt at the right time of day to locate specific enemies.

If order to find out this information, books and essays can be studied on the creatures in question, letting you know where they can be spotted and what weapons and spells will prove most efficient against them. Geralt will have to use every trick in his arsenal to take down the hardier foes, some of which are capable of taking down whole ships, or bombarding with aerial attacks. 

We'll have the final verdict on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt soon enough, CD Projekt RED's expansive role-playing game arrives on May 19th for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.