GOG.com and CD Projekt RED made a slew of announcements today during their Spring Conference. The big news for retro gamers and role-playing fans is that the original Fallout is available at GOG.com for free for the next 48 hours. Back? Excellent. We’ll finish the GOG reveals first, and then move on to all of the new info regarding The Witcher.
In a bit of symbiotic news, CD Projekt RED announced that everyone who owns a copy of The Witcher 2, regardless of where they bought it, will have access to a DRM-free backup copy at GOG. Additionally, the service has also launched a line of Premium Edition downloads, where publishers will make more recent titles available but with a wide range of extras. The first release is a bundle from Ubisoft which contains Assassin’s Creed: Director’s Cut and Heroes of Might and Magic V, as well as both expansions (Hammer of Fate and Tribes of the East), for $19.99. The set also includes around a gig of extras, such as soundtracks, artwork, and artbooks. The deal will end on April 12. Lastly, a new indie title has gone up for pre-order, Botanicula. The $8.99 point-and-click adventure game is from the makers of Machinarium, and will include wallpaper, artwork, demo soundtrack, and other extras.
In addition to the free GOG backup copy of its sequel, the original Witcher: Enhanced Edition is now available for Mac on Steam and free for anyone who already has the Windows PC version in their library. Newcomers can snag their copy for $9.99. Another freebie was also announced: an interactive iOS comic for the iPad and iPhone, set to launch on April 17. As the console version of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition approaches, PC gamers will be able to download the Enhanced Edition update starting April 11, though it won’t activate until the 17, regardless of where the game was purchased from.
The Enhanced Edition will be packed with all sorts of extra content, including new locations, characters, quests, stories, and cutscenes; additional info for the backup and update download can be found on GOG. And finally, CD Projekt RED is giving away 1,000 copies of the Xbox 360 version of The Witcher 2 for fans to review, with the official site offering the form to fill out in order to apply for the promotion.
For more information on The Witcher 2, check out our review of the PC version.