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CD Projekt formally announces The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Wednesday, 24th March 2010 15:27 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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CD Projekt has formally announced The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings via a lovely press release, focusing on the new and “smoother” combat system.

According to the the firm’s CEO Adam Kiciński, the new combat will offer a “greater variety of tactical possibilities”, and the team has concentrated on improving the “most successful parts” from the first game.

“I am really glad that we can officially present what we’ve been working on for the past two-and-a-half years,” said Kiciński. “We learned a lot during The Witcher’s development process, and we are using all of that knowledge to ensure the sequel is one of the best RPGs people have ever played.

“We’ve concentrated on improving the most successful parts of the Witcher, and I strongly believe that The Witcher 2 will be loved both by fans of the original and newcomers.

“We know that we aimed very high while producing The Witcher 1. Now we are aiming even higher with The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.”

Atari will once again be the North America distributor, 1C in Russia and CD Projekt will self-publish in Poland and Central Europe.

Negotiations for Western European distribution are in progress.

Moreover, CD Projekt RED signed a contract with Agora S.A., which makes Agora the co-producer of the game in Poland. Thanks to this contract, CD Projekt RED will receive financial and promotional support.

The Witcher 2 will be presented publicly for the first time, during the CD Projekt Spring 2010 conference on March 25, and it’s to be streamed live through here.

The official website for the new game is expected to launch on April 7.

CD Projekt plans to release The Witcher 2 during Q1 2011.

Check out the new video here.

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14 Comments

  1. Gheritt White

    Looks a lot more interesting that DA:O, IMHO.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    The Witcher is one of my favorite RPGs ever. I have the US version, the Euro version and the Enhanced version. Geralt effing rules, IMHO.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Mike

    I can’t believe I’m about to type this but:

    Please don’t gimp the PC version to make the game playable on consololes!!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Mike

    And yeah, Geralt wins. You can stick Master CHief, Nathan Drake and Kratos up your skinny white teenage behinds.

    Geralt’s where it’s at, baby!

    *dizzy with excitement*

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Moonwalker1982

    Is the console version even confirmed?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    They want to make it for the console but they said they are focusing on PC version. Hopefully they actually test their damn game unlike the original.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. endgame

    now THIS is HOT news! :D

    #7 4 years ago
  8. AssAssIn0009

    I wish to be pc only

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Dralen

    The first one was definitely sexy. I’m looking forward to this one.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. subversus

    the first one came out of nowhere and with EE it was like one of the best cRPGs ever created.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. M337ING

    @ Mike and AssAssIn0009

    This game is a PC exclusive.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    @11

    Right now it is. But CD projekt want it to go to the console. All they have to do is find a better 3rd party company who will port it properly to the console.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Moonwalker1982

    Damn, that’s a dissapointment. I actually thought for awhile that they already were busy making it for both PC and the consoles.

    Pretty soon i’ll have a new laptop and i’m planning on starting with The Witcher on it. It’ll have a Core I3 cpu, 4GB ram and a decent/good Radeon. Can i run The Witcher on that you think?

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Phoenixblight

    @13

    http://cyri.systemrequirementslab.com/CYRI/intro.aspx

    When you get the laptop. Make sure the laptop isn’t Vista lot of issue running that game on vista.

    #14 4 years ago

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