Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: The Witcher

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition hits PC, 360

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After years of wandering, Geralt has finally made it to the land of the consoles with the release of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition for the 360. The CD Projekt RED-developed action-RPG, released last year for the PC, is an epic adventure filled with heavy world interaction, battles with giant krakens and mercenaries, and branching progression paths. The console version comes with a quest handbook, world map, and soundtrack for $59.99, while PC gamers will be able to download all of the new content, which includes about four hours of additional gameplay and 35 minutes of new cinematics, in the free Enhanced Edition update.

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GOG.com and CD Projekt RED news explosion, plus free Fallout

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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.

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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings for 360 dated, detailed

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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.

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Xbox 360 News

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings delayed for 360

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Console role-playing fans itching for a chance to try The Witcher 2 will have to wait a wee bit longer. Developer CD Projekt Red has delayed the release of Assassins of Kings for the 360 due to “expanding and polishing certain elements of the gameplay” and an ongoing legal kerfuffle concerning the game’s distribution overseas. Originally scheduled to ship at the end of this year, the new release date is now set for the first quarter of 2012.

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(PC Review) The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

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“… one of the most satisfying role-playing experiences to come down the pike in some time.”

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The Witcher 2 – Patch 1.1 released, DRM gone, DLC fixed, frame rate upped, and more

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CD Projekt RED has announced details of the recently released 1.1 patch for The Witcher 2. The update includes a host of fixes, as well as the removal of the DRM protection, which will allow players “to install and play the game on any number of computers” with no activation code required. Available at thewitcher.com (the patch will not download via the auto-patching system from the launcher), players can also expect an improvement in the frame rate (up to 30%), increased stability, easier installation of DLC, the ability to invert the mouse, and the ability to re-map direction controls on the keyboard. In addition, the first free DLC pack, Troll Trouble quest, is included in the patch.

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