LYON, FRANCE– 18 June 2007– Atari Europe and CD Projekt Sp. z.o.o. today announced the launch of a brand-new website for CD Projekt’s upcoming fantasy role-playing game, The Witcher. The site at www.thewitcher.com is packed full of news, videos, game info and exclusive content, making the site the first stop for any fan of The Witcher.
The new site comprises two separate areas: a product site featuring a wealth of information about the game itself, and an area dedicated to the community with a completely new message board (all accounts and topics from the previous site will remain active). The product site is localized in eight languages– English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian and Czech– while the community site is available in English and Polish. Expect the unexpected with lots of surprises and changes in store for fans over the coming months.
Designed to give visitors a unique insight into the The Witcher, the website reflects the universe created by celebrated Polish fantasy author Andrej Sapkowski on which the game is based and draws visitors in to the morally ambiguous world inhabited by Geralt of Rivia, the game’s protagonist. Fans can learn about the impact of the decisions they will make throughout the story, the fearsome array of foes Geralt will meet along his chosen path, and the innovative combat system that drives his many blood-curdling encounters.
The Witcher represents the pinnacle of storytelling in role-playing games, shattering the line between good and evil with a world where moral ambiguity reigns. In a beautiful, rich game universe created by artists first, technology second, the player becomes his own hero in an epic, action-packed narrative uniquely defined by his actions. Returning to the roots of the role-playing genre with a fresh and modern approach, The Witcher emphasizes story and character development in a vibrant world, while incorporating tactically-deep real-time combat like no game before it.
Created to provide entertainment for both fans of role-playing games and those seeking fast-paced action, The Witcher brings together epic storytelling and dynamic, visually stunning, and tactically deep action.
About Infogrames Entertainment and Atari:
Infogrames Entertainment (IESA), the parent company of the Atari Group, is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (ISIN code: FR-0000052573) and has two principal subsidiaries: Atari Europe, a privately-held company, and Atari, Inc., a United States corporation listed on NASDAQ (ATAR).
The Atari Group is a major international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for all market segments and in all existing game formats (Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony) and on CD-ROM for PC. Its games are sold in more than 60 countries.
The Atari Group’s extensive catalogue of popular games is based on original franchises (Alone in the Dark, V-Rally, Test Drive, Roller Coaster Tycoon, etc.) and international licenses (Matrix, Dragon Ball Z, Dungeons&Dragons, etc.).
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About CD Projekt:
Founded in 1994, CD Projekt is one of Eastern Europe's largest game distributors, with offices in Warsaw and Prague. The company specializes in localization and publishing role-playing games, having brought such hits as Baldur's Gate, Diablo, Neverwinter Nights and The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind to the Polish market. In September 2003, the company’s development branch, CD Projekt RED, announced its first internally developed game, The Witcher®. More information about CD Projekt can be found online at www.cdprojekt.com.
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