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THQ to Bring The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings to Xbox 360 in Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.

THQ announced an agreement to publish CD Projekt RED’s revolutionary role-playing game, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Under the deal, THQ, through its THQ Partners program, will market and distribute the anticipated title in Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.
The Xbox 360 version will be an enhanced adaptation of the PC game released to instant international acclaim and commercial success in mid-May. It will incorporate numerous improvements and enhancements, of which details will be announced in the coming months.
CD Projekt RED Studio Head Adam Badowski said, ”Adapting The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Xbox 360 is a massive endeavor for us, and we’re committed to delivering one of the most complex and mature games ever to Xbox 360 players. We believe that with the marketing strength and distribution network of THQ we will be able to make the game an incredible success in Europe and around the world.”
Tim Walsh, VP of THQ Partners said, ”We are excited to work with CD Projekt RED to bring this unique role-playing game to Xbox 360 gamers. THQ Partners’ mission is to work with world class game creators who want to bring their games to market utilizing THQ’s best-in-class global distribution channels.”

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NY TIMES reviews The Witcher 2

The Witcher 2 has been garnering acclaim from media all around the world, and one of the most influential and respected media outlets on the planet has weighed in with a review of the game. The New York Times’ Seth Schiesel had the following to say about the game: “Innovative, unflinchingly mature and richly imagined, it is driven by fascinating, finely nuanced characters navigating a fantasy world of dark political intrigue and ambiguous morals.” He further goes on to claim that the game “…redefines expectations for an entire genre.” High praise, indeed! You can read the whole article here. We would like to add that the RED Team is very proud and thankful for this review.

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The Witcher 2 Tweak Guide at

Koroush from has prepared a neat guide for everyone who would like to get even more out of their Witcher 2 performance. The whole article gives you a very in-depth look into the game’s settings and allows you to better understand and best utilize all of the configuration options available in the game. You can read the guide here.

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The Witcher 2 nominated for The Best RPG of this year’s E3!

Gamespot has decided to nominate The Witcher 2 for The Best RPG of this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. Readers can cast their votes until 24th of June, so there is still time for your favorite game to snatch the prize for Readers’ Choice. You can vote here.

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Giant Realm Alienware Contest Results

This contest ended few weeks ago, however entries submitted by the contestants were so awesome that we wanted to share them with you. The concept behind the sweepstake was to choose your own ending of the game featuring Geralt and/or Triss and illustrate it. There was only one rule – participants had to involve The Witcher’s main protagonist and/or his friend in a famous moment in history. As you can see, a very large number of said entries was done in Photoshop. The winner received a brand new Alienware Laptop. According to the statistics this was ModDB’s most successful contest ever, not too bad.

Check out the entries below:

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The Witcher 2 on Xbox 360 received enthusiastically at E3

CD Projekt RED marked its fifth year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo with a live demonstration of the studio’s upcoming Xbox 360 adaptation of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. The segment shown was from a pre-alpha build, and received highly positive feedback from media, gathering praise and earning awards among major gaming sites all around the world.
The Witcher 2 garnered a variety of awards and nominations, including:
Most Valuable Game of E3 – Awarded by The Official Xbox Magazine to the best games of E3
Best of E3 – Awarded by
Best of E3 Nominee – Awarded by
A range of media compiled enthusiastic impressions of the Xbox 360 E3 demo:
Gamespot – “The Witcher 2 is undoubtedly one of the finest role-playing games in years-and certainly the most beautiful”
IGN– “The Witcher looks great on Xbox 360!”
The Escapist – “CD Projekt is aiming for the most mature and complex game in the 360’s history.”
Gamerant –  “Don’t expect a port of the game, but one built specifically for the Xbox 360.”
RPGFan –  “There’s not much to be said here – the demo was impressive”
Gamesareevil – “The Witcher 2 is not a game to miss.”
Neoseeker – “The demo was absolutely stunning, with impressive texturing and such fine details that you’d expect from a high-end PC.”
RPGamer – “This game is all about your unique experience in both story and gameplay.”
Gamingbits – “The game still looks gorgeous even in the early state” 
Development Philosophy 
CD Projekt RED is making absolutely no compromises for the console release. The Witcher 2 on Xbox 360 is a full game adaptation for the new platform. It will immerse players in the same mature, deep gameplay experience, but perfectly suited to the Xbox 360. The same complex storyline, non-linearity, spectacular and tactical combat system, living interactive world and many other features will all be fully implemented on the Xbox 360.
Thanks to CD Projekt RED’s advanced, proprietary REDengine technology, The Witcher 2 on Xbox 360 will present some of the most cutting edge graphics ever seen on the console. In addition, the team is taking the time needed to prepare a proper adaptation. As a result, players can expect meaningful improvements and enhancements. Information about the changes, including the role of Oscar nominee Tomasz Baginski, will be revealed later this year.

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Language packs, future game and Community support

Dear fans,

The Polish and English voice-over language packs are available for downloading. You can get them from here:

– Polish

– English

Additionally, all The Witcher 2 users can change the Text Language of the game to the one that suits them best by updating to patch 1.2. Patch 1.2 includes the text strings for all the language versions of the game.

Moreover, we would like to assure you that announcing the Xbox 360 version of the game does not mean discontinuing support for the PC version. We read your comments, we listen to your opinions and we are working hard on the patch. Among other fixes the patch 1.3 will add support for 4:3 resolutions.

One more urgent matter needs addressing as well. The work on putting up our new forum takes a long time − much too long − and trust us, we are waiting for it as eagerly as you are. Our official site is being developed by an external company and we did not foresee the problems that ensued. Since the game’s premiere we are trying to reach out to all The Witcher 2 users and provide them with answers to their questions. It would be much easier for us to communicate with you and provide fast and efficient support if we had a forum.  We definitely hope that this inconvenient situation will come to an end soon.

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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings at E3

Here’s a quick update from the RED Team, who ventured to E3 in Los Angeles. It’s the second day and the show is in full swing, as game developers and hardware companies present their newest products.
CD Projekt RED is also making a strong appearance in Los Angeles, showcasing the announcement trailer for The Witcher 2 on Xbox 360 on a big video wall at the convention center. We are also hosting a presentation with a live demo of the Xbox 360 adaptation in our meeting room deep within the convention center halls. So far we’ve been fully booked during every segment, and the game is drawing huge interest from journalists and gamers alike. Additionaly, we have a big Witcher banner displayed above one of the main entrances to the building.
Check our Facebook profile for pictures from the show.

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Patch 1.2 is out!

We have just released Patch 1.2 for The Witcher 2. It should automatically download from the game’s launcher, however you need to make sure that your game is patched to version 1.1 before applying it. Steam version needs to be updated through the Steam patching system. Read the full list of changes here.

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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is coming to Xbox 360

The Witcher 2 was released internationally for the PC in mid-May. It has been received exceptionally well by gamers and media alike, and sold through 400,000 copies in its first week. An Xbox 360 adaptation was announced yesterday, and will be shown behind closed doors at the E3 trade show next week in media-only presentations.
CDProjekt RED Executive Producer John Mamais stated, “We’re very proud of The Witcher 2 and the highly positive reactions it has received from both our players and the media. Taking it to the Xbox 360 represents an exciting opportunity to introduce it to a new segment of the gaming audience. I’d like to stress that we are doing a full adaptation to the new platform, not just a straight port. Technology-wise, this means we are aiming to push its limits in order to get visual quality as close to high-end PCs as possible – and during E3, you’ll see how good the results we’ve already achieved are. Gameplay-wise, it means we are looking closely at all the feedback we have received about the PC release, and are addressing it during the adaptation process to be sure we provide a superb, completely polished gaming experience. Of course, we are not changing our vision. The Witcher 2 for Xbox 360 will have exactly same flavor, that of deep, mature, non-linear role-playing.”
To view its announcement trailer, please head over to Gametrailers website. More information about the project will become available soon.

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Patch 1.2 – Changelog

Dear Fans!

Despite the official press release and the patch being scheduled for tomorrow, we have decided to give you the changelog today!

Please follow this link and check what’s coming tomorrow and we will let you know once it is available!

Oh, and in case you were looking for the conference reveal teaser, it can be found on Gametrailers

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