The Witcher series is nearing its console debut after having tromped around the PC market for the past few years. As is the custom nowadays, a plethora of pre-order offerings are being dangled in front of gamers in order to secure their early five-spotter. Not that The Witcher 2 requires all that many enticements, given that it’s one of the best action-RPGs to have been released in recent memory. Still, extras are always nice. Pre-order offers include a digital comic book from Amazon, an exclusive T-shirt from Best Buy, and an exclusive wolf head keychain from GameStop.
Come April 17, Xbox 360 gamers will be able to grab Assassins of Kings as one of two versions, the Dark Edition or the Enhanced Edition. The Enhanced Edition is the standard version and will include a soundtrack, world map, and quest handbook. The Dark Edition will include everything that comes with the Enhanced Edition plus a making-of DVD, Witcher medallion, 232-page hardcover artbook, three stickers, and variant packaging.
For more information on The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, check out our review of the PC version. Also of note is that the console version will include an estimated three-plus hours of new content (woo!).
In The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, players take on the role of Geralt, a professional monster slayer who became embroiled in the political turmoil in the Kingdom of Temeria by helping to squash the rebellion undertaken by The Order of the Flaming Rose, and who saved the King’s life by protecting him from a witcher-like assassin. A time of untold chaos has come as mighty forces clash behind-the-scenes in a struggle for power and influence. The Northern Kingdoms now mobilize and prepare for war. But armies on the march are not enough to stop a bloody conspiracy. Someone is hunting crowned heads and every assassination attempt intensifies the chaos.
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