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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (Windows)

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uk.namcobandai.eu:
    The Witcher 2 Now Available At Retail
    May 17, 2011
    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is now available at your local retailers!

    Namco Bandai Partners S.A.S. and CD Projekt RED are proud to announce that The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings has arrived at retail. The content-rich Premium Edition can now be found on store shelves around the world.

    To make The Witcher 2 even more enjoyable, CD Projekt RED is introducing “DLC 4 FREE”, a program of no-charge downloadable content packs for registered users. The first one, which adds a side quest called “Troll Trouble”, is already accessible. The next free DLC can be expected later this month, and a third in June, with more to follow.

    To further whet the appetites of fans around the world, five original videos have been unveiled. Three new trailers comprise a set highlighting the extensive range of emotions players will experience. Entitled “Hope”, “Disdain & Fear” and “Love & Blood”, each does so in a distinctive way by creating a unique musical mood and presenting a different selection of situations and scenes. They were produced in collaboration with videographer Marcin Nowak and BX Studio.

    Another video adds a touch of humour while posing a question many of the central character’s adversaries will ask themselves, but fail to answer – how to kill a witcher. The last but not least centers on the uneasy environment in the Northern Kingdoms, the overarching situation that provides the backdrop for The Witcher 2’s compelling story.

    For more information about The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, please visit www.thewitcher.com or follow Geralt at http://www.facebook.com/thewitcher.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75617) on Jul 16, 2011.

uk.namcobandaigames.eu (Publisher) - Windows (UK):
    THE WITCHER 2: Assassins of Kings has gone gold
    April 29, 2011
    Highly acclaimed RPG masterpiece to hit shelves May 17th 2011

    Namco Bandai Partners S.A.S. and CD Projekt RED are pleased and proud to announce that The Witcher 2 has gone gold. Both the Premium Edition and the limited Collector’s Edition are now in production. The game will be available for purchase on May 17.

    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is the eagerly awaited sequel to the award-winning, million-selling RPG that captured the imaginations of discerning players everywhere. It introduced a truly unique protagonist, the professional slayer of monsters, Geralt of Rivia, and defined a new standard for thought-provoking, non-linear game narration, with mature themes, significant choices that weren’t automatically good or bad, and true decisions that led to meaningfully different consequences.

    The Witcher 2 builds upon these distinctive strengths within an all-new storyline filled with complex characters, captivating political machinations and intriguing challenges. It also features a new, brutal combat system that uniquely combines tactical elements with dynamic action. The proprietary REDengine, designed and built in-house to support the specific demands imposed by the games’ complex, branching style of open-ended storytelling, also takes full advantage of the latest advances in graphical technology.

    For more information about The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, please visit www.thewitcher.com or follow Geralt on http://www.facebook.com/thewitcher. More information about Namco Bandai Partners can be found at www.namcobandaigames.eu

    Contributed by Jeanne (75617) on Jul 16, 2011.

Atari Product Page - Windows (US):
    IN BRIEF

    The second instalment in the RPG saga about the Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, features a thoroughly engrossing, mature storyline defining new standards for thought-provoking, non-linear game narration. In addition to an epic story, the game features an original, brutal combat system that uniquely combines tactical elements with dynamic action. A new, modern game engine, responsible both for beautiful visuals and sophisticated game mechanics puts players in the most lively and believable world ever created in an RPG game. A captivating story, dynamic combat system, beautiful graphics, and everything else that made the original Witcher such a great game are now executed in a much more advanced and sophisticated way.

    BRIEF STORY DESCRIPTION

    After helping to stop the rebellion undertaken by the Order of the Flaming Rose and saving King Foltest's life, Geralt became one of the central figures of political turmoil in the Kingdom of Temeria. Geralt continues to protect the King in the monarch's mission to bring peace to his state. The last bastions of the Order yielded to the royal army. The only remaining task is to pacify the rebellious castle of Baroness La Valette, who announced separation from the Kingdom. It's been a month since the attempted assassination of the king, when his army arrives at the gates of Baroness La Valette's fortress in preparation for the final battle. In the meantime, Geralt, stuck with Foltest, cannot begin his personal quest - to discover the origin and identity of the mysterious witcher-like assassin responsible for the attempt on the king's life - a quest that would answer many questions...

    PREMIUM EDITION CONTENTS

    GAME DVD
    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings game DVD.

    MAKING-OF DVD
    All the cinematic materials related to game - trailers, dev diaries, gameplay footage, interviews and making-of exclusive video.

    OST CD
    Audio-CD with in-game music.

    ETUI
    Box with all the contents of The Witcher 2 Premium Edition.

    WORLD MAP
    A map of the game's world.

    GAME GUIDE
    The Witcher 2 strategy guide for both novice and experienced role-playing fans.

    GAME MANUAL
    A rulebook and interface explanation to help you get started.

    PAMPHLET AND COIN
    A physical representation of one of the in-game items.

    PAPERCRAFTS
    Two papercraft dolls - Geralt and one random character for collectors.

    DLC
    Extra in-game feature for download. Retailer-specific.

    Features
    • An engrossing, mature storyline defining new standards for realistic, non-linear game narration. The continued adventures of Geralt of Rivia draw on events from The Witcher while proving even more captivating, epic and full of surprises

    • Enhanced RPG Experience for deeper story and role-playing - Extensive non-linearity, unique inter-connected questlines and greatly enhanced character development.

    • New system of Mutagens gives players the ability to modify the effects of particular skills. You could, for example, enhance and modify the way your spells work, by multiplying the damage – be it greater amount, or dealing with more enemies at the same time.

    • Advanced new customization mechanics vastly increased the possibilities for players to modify their weapons, armor and spells.

    • Unique, intuitive combat system blends a variety tactical elements with the most spectacular and dynamic combat sequences ever seen in a computer role-playing game.

    • A beautiful new graphic Red Engine based on State-of-the-Art, ultramodern technology created by CD Projekt RED.


    Contributed by Jeanne (75617) on Jul 16, 2011.

GOG.com (Publisher's download shop):

    New release: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Digital Premium Edition

    The wait is finally over! The most anticipated RPG of 2011 is now available without any kind of DRM at your favourite digital distribution platform.

    Note: If you preordered you'll need to download two more files to get a working copy of TW2. They're the last two on the list if you're using the browser to download them. If you're using our awesome downloader, then please let it download both the .bin and the .exe file before you turn the downloader off.

    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is the continuation of the action-RPG released by CD Projekt RED in 2007. The game, based on the universe created by the famous Polish fantasy writer Andrzej Sapkowski, follows the tale of Geralt of Rivia, a witcher skilled in sword fighting and casting magic spells. After stopping the rebellion in the Kingdom of Temeria and saving King Foltest’s life, in the second part of the game Geralt and the king are on their mission to bring peace to this land.

    The sequel of The Witcher was very anticipated by gamers all around the world as the developers listened carefully to fan's feedback and incorporated many changes to make the experience much better. With the new, made in-house, engine you'll be set for an adventure in one of the most beautiful, lively and believable worlds ever created in a RPG. The revamped combat system allows you to approach your enemies in different ways using blades, magic spells, potions or traps or everything at once. The enthralling and non-linear story will keep you in front of your PC for months and 16 different endings will definitely make you play it more than once.

    And let's not forget about the beautiful Triss and her charms (and we're not thinking about magic here). Do you really need more incentives to play this awesome title?

    Contributed by Jeanne (75617) on May 18, 2011.