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CD Projekt Red: The Witcher 2 is for grown-ups

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings isn't supposed to be family friendly, and coming to consoles doesn't change that.

Speaking to Rock Paper Shotgun, managing director Adam Badowski said CD Projekt doesn't cater to kids, but it's not out for cheap titillation either.

“Our game is targeted to a grown-up audience. Watching the opposite sex naked is quite pleasant, but real adults don’t get excited over a nipple," he said of the RPG's famous sexual content.

"They are a part of our world and their appearance in other media doesn’t shock anyone. The nudity in our game serves the story, it’s a form of artistic expression – they are a part of the game world.”

The developer stressed that CD Projekt doesn't much care for mass market appeal, instead cornering a core demographic of gamers keen on adult storytelling.

“There are few games like The Witcher 2, and we are not afraid to say, ‘Hey, we are not a game for everyone. We won’t treat you as a child – at any level,’” Badowski said.

“The gaming community is growing, and every demographic has something for themselves. Diversifying and finding your target is important. We’ve chosen ours – adults who want ambitious games. And we will stick to that.”

The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition is out now on Xbox 360, and as a free upgrade for PC.

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