WARSAW, POLAND – 26 January 2012 – Countless Xbox 360 ® role-playing fans came an important step closer to the reality of playing one of the most lauded role-playing games in history today, as CD Projekt RED confirmed the street date for The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings Enhanced Edition . At its press conference today in Warsaw, Poland, CD Projekt RED announced that two different retail versions of the Xbox 360 adaptation of its award-winning PC RPG, The Witcher 2, will hit store shelves on April 17 th 2012.
At the event, members of the CD Projekt RED development team presented the game and the many new features that have been added to create the Xbox 360 enhanced edition.
“The Xbox 360 version is a complete adaptation of the game to the new platform, we’ve rewritten the code so it feels native to the console. This latest version of The Witcher 2 has been expanded in many ways, and some experts believe it to be one of the best-looking games ever to make it to consoles,” said Adam Badowski, head of CD Projekt RED studio.
During the conference, the studio also presented the brand new CGI game intro, directed by BAFTA winner and Oscar nominee Tomasz Baginski, followed by the announcement that the Xbox 360 version will include a large number of new never-before-seen cinematics. The intro is available on www.gametrailers.com
Gameplay has been extended through the addition of new quests and locations, while The Witcher 2’s intriguing plot becomes even more complex with the introduction of major new NPCs who intensify the struggle for power in the Northern Kingdoms.
“PC users who already own the game will be happy to learn that they will be able to download all the added content free of charge. At the same time, the Xbox 360 version will incorporate all DLCs and upgrades made available thus far for the game’s original platform (including the ‘Arena’ arcade mode and Tutorial that were part of the latest and richest PC version)” added Badowski.
Other enhancements include the game’s user interface, which has been revamped to deliver better control on the Xbox 360, while new targeting, camera and control systems will give players full control of the witcher during the game’s dynamic and tactically rich combat sequences.
The details about the game editions and pre-order information can be found at: buy.thewitcher.com
About CD Projekt RED
Developer of the blockbuster Witcher games RPG franchise on PC, CD Projekt RED is a games developer based in Warsaw, Poland and founded in 2002. Their already-released PC titles The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings have won substantial critical and commercial acclaim. While primarily a PC developer, CD Projekt RED has announced that they are adapting The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings to bring it to Xbox 360 in 2012. CD Projekt RED is part of the CD Projekt RED group, a publicly traded company on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.