Witcher 2 on 360 to have an extra four minutes worth of CGI cutscenes

By Stephany Nunneley
22 September 2011 18:10 GMT

CD Projekt announced during its fall conference today that the Xbox 360 version of The Witcher 2 could contain an extra four minutes of CGI not included in the PC version.

The CGI intro was created by Oscar nominee, animator Tomasz Baginski, and will be included in the Xbox 360 “adaptation”- not port – when it releases in Q1 2012. It will be released for the PC version soon after.

“The CGI Intro for The Witcher 2 will have different flavor than the one known from the first Witcher game,” said Tomasz Baginski who created the intro to the first game. “In Witcher 1 we have quite an intimate story which practically consists of only 2 main characters. The Intro told a part of the first short story about Geralt of Rivia ever written by the author Andrzej Sapkowski and was not directly connected with the game itself. For us it was also kind of a tribute to the author.

“[With Witcher 2[, we have a different situation. Some shots seen in the Xbox trailers show that this time we went into different direction. We have very spectacular and epic sceens strictly connected with the events from the game and its subtitle. I won’t reveal more in order to not spoil watching it when the game comes out.”

Studio director Adam Badowski added: “I have known Tomek for a long time. I know what our teams can achieve working together. I saw the animation, and the first versions of the new Intro. And there is not much to tell. It will simply kick ass.”

A couple CGI shots from the 360 version were also released. Check em out below.

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