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First time ever, new gameplay from The Witcher 2.0, today LIVE!

Today in Warsaw, media representatives, sales and business partners will gather at The CD Projekt 2011 Fall Conference. Fans of The Witcher are in for a real treat as CD Projekt RED is going to show off, for the first time ever, new gameplay footage from the upcoming The Witcher 2 version 2.0.

The developers will present new features to be introduced in this major update for one of the most acclaimed role playing games of this year. New gameplay shown during conference will consist of the totally new Tutorial system, new “Dark Mode” difficulty level, and the arcade style Arena Mode (Be sure to watch this segment to see the new opponent that’s being introduced to the game with version 2.0!).

In addition to PC version 2.0, developers will show gameplay from the Xbox 360 version and reveal one of the new features introduced to the game especially for the Xbox 360 platform.

It all happens today at 4:15pm GMT (6:15 PM CEST, 12:15 PM EDT, 9:15 AM PDT)! We would like to invite everyone to watch the presentation LIVE here or simply go to The Witcher Facebook page. Don’t miss out on the big announcements coming in just few hours.

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Music from Arena Trailer

Another episode in our trailer music series has arrived. This time we’ve prepared last piece from the FB poll we ran few weeks ago – a theme from Arena Trailer. Track was composed by Adam Skorupa and Krzysztof Wierzynkiewicz and can be downloaded in either .mp3 or .wav format. Also, we would like to remind everyone about CD Projekt’s Fall Conference that takes place this Thursday and invite each one of you to participate in this special day by watching The Witcher Team’s LIVE presentation here at 4PM GMT.

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CD Projekt’s 2011 Fall Conference

CD Projekt has set the date for its fall conference. The event takes place on the 22nd of September in Warsaw, Poland. We’ve prepared plethora of exciting news for all of The Witcher fans out there, including the LIVE stream of the international part of the presentation starting at 4:15 GMT on our official Facebook page. Everyone watching the stream will be able to take a closer look at some of the most important additions and enhancements to be included in this content update such as:

• Tutorial – New, more comprehensive tutorial that will allow players to slowly get familiar with the world of the game
• Dark Mode – a brand new difficulty level designed for everyone who’s looking for a fresh challenge. This mode also comes with a special set of dark-themed items to go along with it.
• Arena Mode – the arcade style mode where players fight countless waves of enemies in order to achieve the highest score, and later boast about it on specifically designed leaderboards. Be sure to watch this segment to see the new opponent that’s being introduced to the game with version 2.0!

Fans from all over the world will also be able to watch live gameplay from The Witcher 2 on Xbox 360 and see how the development of the most complex and unique RPG to ever arrive on consoles is coming along. The creators of The Witcher 2 will wrap up the CDP Fall 2011 conference by talking in detail about the development philosophy behind the title. Last but not least, there is also an official unveil of the box art scheduled to take place on that day.

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The Witcher: Medical Problems 2 – A New Adventure

Corylea, one of the most active members of our community, has recently released her new adventure for the first Witcher game. Titled “Medical Problems 2,” the adventure can be downloaded here. Reading the short summary attached to this adventure, we will find Geralt puzzled as Vesemir and Eskel get sick, and it is up to the White Wolf himself to find out what’s going on. The adventure has several different endings, depending on your choices of course.

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The Witcher 2 nominated in the Golden Joystick Awards

The Witcher 2 has been nominated in two categories in this year’s Golden Joystick Awards. Assassins of Kings will battle it out for the title of the Best RPG and Ultimate Game of the Year. We are very proud to be nominated for such prestigious award and would like to thank everyone who decides to cast their votes for The Witcher 2 in advance. The voting ballot for Best RPG can be found here and everyone who wishes to access Ultimate Game of the Year ballot can do so, simply by clicking here.

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Music from Gamescom Trailer

We realize that some of you might be feeling little under the weather since Monday’s here and we all have to go back to work/school after the weekend. Cheer up everyone! We’ve prepared some really epic music to get you into the right mood for the week to come. You may know this tune from The Witcher 2 Xbox 360 trailer that we aired for the first time during Gamescom last month. Judging by the number of requests we’ve been receiving about this track, it is also a very popular one. This melody was composed by Adam Skorupa and Krzysztof Wierzynkiewicz solely for the purpose of this trailer. As usual, you can grab the file either in .mp3 or .wav format.

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Turkish translation of The Witcher 2

Ever wanted to play The Witcher 2 in your native language? Our friends from the Turkish website Oyunceviri proved that all you need is a group of fans with skills and the desire to accomplish a project from start to finish. is a website dedicated to computer game translations. As we were told, “Oyun” means “Game” and “Ceviri” means “Translation in Turkish. This prominent group of passionate people have accomplished quite a bit so far, delivering translations of many AAA games. Their efforts were acknowledged by our Localization Team who decided to cooperate with them in order to bring the best Turkish subbed translation of The Witcher 2 possible. If you want to see The Witcher 2 with subtitles in your language or have started working on a project like this, please do not hesitate to contact us. We might be able to help you with achieving your goal.

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Music from the Dark Mode trailer

The people have spoken! Yesterday we’ve decided to run a quick poll at our Facebook page and let the fans pick which music from the recent Witcher 2 trailers would become available for download today. There were three trailers to choose from; Arena Mode, Dark Mode and Gamescom Xbox 360 trailer. The poll was public, so by now all of you probably know what we are going to post today – music from the Dark Mode trailer. Said track was composed by Adam Skorupa and Krzysztof Wierzynkiewicz. You can download the tune in either .mp3 or .wav file. Enjoy! Oh, almost forgot – everyone who had different favorites in that poll… Not all hope is lost.;)

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Music from „Disdain & Fear” Trailer

Let’s go back in time for a second and backtrack all the way to May, when we released a trailer that immediately became fans favorite not only because of amazing visuals, but also due to the fact that music used in the video was simply brilliant. Remember when you kept asking us about the tune from that particular trailer? Well, ask no more as we present to you, Disdain & Fear. This track was remixed by Studio BX and contains excerpts from the song “Vargtimmen” by the Swedish folk group Hedningarna. You can download it in .mp3 or .wav file for your convenience.

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Gamescom Trailers

We have just updated our Videos section with two trailers that were being shown during Gamescom last week. First one promotes the Xbox 360 adaptation of The Witcher 2 and was prepared by Tomasz Bagi?ski and Platige Image Studio. Second one is sort of a short Developers Diary/Trailer where you can hear the developers talking about some of the new features available in the new and improved 2.0 version of The Witcher 2, like The Dark Mode and The Arena. You can watch both movies here.

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The Witcher 2 – Version 2.0 and Xbox 360 at Gamescom 2011

CD Projekt RED has released a summary of their experience at this years’ Gamescom, which took place in Cologne, Germany.

“Our fans, as always, showed up in very large numbers and this made us extremely happy.” Said Marcin Iwi?ski, co-founder and member of the board, CD Projekt RED S.A. “Our theater in the entertainment area was visited by almost 9000 people! We would like to add, that even though everyone had to spend some time in line due to the limited number of seats, the viewing room was full each time around. Both versions of The Witcher 2 have gathered the attention of media representatives and fans alike. Our booth in the business area was visited by over 700 journalists and business partners. Of course, the vast majority of them were media representatives.”

The Witcher 2 for Xbox 360 has been nominated by GamingXP site as the best game of the show. Right before Gamescom started, Gametrailers had published the newest trailer for our game prepared by Platige Image. So far, it’s been watched by over 55000 people, and has scored a tremendous 9.8/10!

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The Witcher 2 receives 3 awards at EGA!

The Witcher 2 has been awarded with 3 trophies during the recent European Game Awards. Our game won as the best European Game Design, best European Gameworld and last, but not least, the best Special Edition. We would like to thank everyone who decided to cast their votes for Assassins of Kings. The Witcher 2 was also a runner-up in the Best European Game Category and our studio has been voted as the second best in Europe this year. More information about the rest of the awards is available at EGA’s official website.

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