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Witcher 2: Premium Edition is standard, pre-order deals announced

Thursday, 18th November 2010 21:06 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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CD Projekt RED’s press conference today unloaded quite a few details on pre-orders and the Collector’s and Premium Editions for The Witcher 2: Assassin’s of Kings.

Get the goods below.

Let’s start with the different editions of the game.

There will be three editions of the game on offer: the Premium and Digital retail versions and the Collector’s Edition which GameStop already outed this week.

  • The Retail Premium Edition will be the standard edition of the game, and comes with The Witcher 2 on DVD, a Making of DVD, Soundtrack, World Map, Game Guide, a manual, a Pamphlet and coin containing a special version of selected in-game items, and two unique papercraft figure for $49.95/£34,95/€49,95.
  • The Digital Premium Edition will have all of the above in digital, with everything paper related in PDF form for printing, along with wallpapers and Avatrs No coin though.

Pre-order bonuses will vary by store, as each will have some DLC on offer to get you to buy it there instead of elsewhere.  Details on what each retailer will have on offer will be announced closer to release, but you can expect to see the following participants:  GameStop (US, Germany), Amazon (US, UK, France, Germany), HMV, and more to be announced.

Certain DLC items to expect from the retailers are: Suits, a secret merchant, and a Finisher Pack.

As noted by Eurogamer this morning, GoG.com will be selling the digital edition, DRM-free,and along with Steam, those who pre-0rder will get 10 percent off the game.

Pre-order bonuses on Steam have yet to be announced, but over on GOG, when pre-purchasing Witcher 2,  you’ll will get to choose from one of the following RPG games – free of charge: Gothic 2 Gold, Realms of Arkania 1+2, Realms of Arkania 3, Divine Divinity, and Beyond Divinity.

On top of that, you will get access to a few extra songs not on the soundtrack, Avatars for the GoG forums, wallpapers, and a tour of the developer’s studio in photo format. Upon your pre-purchase, all content will be made available immediately – except the Witcher 2 of course – and your card will not be charged until the day the game is released.

It’s a lot to take in, and a lot to choose from. Thanks go out to GameBanshee for explaining it to us.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is out on May 17.

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  1. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Holy CLEAVAGE batman!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. 2plus2equals5

    Obviously 1$=1€ DX

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Hunam

    I love that pic too.

    She’s like, look at these bewbz, Geralt’s like, yeah, she’s with me and that guy behind them is clearly nervous because he wants to faceplant them but Geralt is an angry monster man.

    I feel his plight.

    @2

    Actaully, the UK and EU will get credit on GOG.com for the exchange difference. $16 for EU and $6 for UK.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. TomisH

    http://www.gamikaze.pl/PC/Aktualnosci/Wiedzmin_2_w_kilku_edycjach.aspx (Polish)

    To be exact:

    Premium – the game, 16 page manual, a pamphlet, a “cursed” coin, a map, making of , soundtrack, 96 page game guide, 2 papercraft figures (Geralt + a random one), DLC (which depends on the retailer. It can be an item, a NPC, even finishing moves)

    All digital editions of the game are 10% off when pre-ordering. The Steam version has achievements and stores saves in a cloud.

    As for the gog.com offer – 4 soundtrack bits not used in the game, 10 avatars, 10 HD wallpapers, the 200 page artbook in the digital form plus a free game and the photo tour.

    You can order now, pay later too. AND if there’s a difference in price, because of the dollar/euro/pound worth discrepancy it will be returned to you in gog.com credits form. So that it is “fair” :)

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Moonwalker1982

    The game is looking so good, too bad it’s not coming for the consoles. And i know for sure my laptop won’t run this. Ah well.
    Maybe some day it’ll come to console.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Stephany Nunneley

    @4 exactly

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Old MacDonald

    First of all, the DRM-free launch is awesome, I hope it’s a huge success.

    The attempt at balancing the price/value for Europeans is also very interesting. I have no doubt that they’re doing it at least partly to promote GOG, but still. It’s fun to see someone think out of the box here.

    “Sadly”, The Witcher 2 is a game I want on my real shelf, not the virtual GOG-shelf. So I’m going to buy a boxed copy.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. AHA-Lambda

    i’ll pick up the first on a steam sale and then keep my eye out on this; deep pc exclusive rpgs are never a bad thing after all ;)

    although £35 is a bit steep =/

    plus i thought pubs had got better with the pre order bonus shit almost all of those bonuses sound quite significant! ARGH!!

    #8 4 years ago