The Witcher 2 Xbox 360 delayed into Q1 2012

The Xbox 360 edition of splendid RPG The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is being delayed for a little extra polish, developer CD Projekt RED has announced. Previously due by the end of this year, it's now slated to launch in the first quarter of 2012.

"As we have stated many times before, The Witcher 2 for Xbox 360 will be an adaptation and not regular port. The extra time will allow us to polish the title to perfection, so that the game offers an ideally balanced, fantastic experience to gamers," CD Projekt RED president Adam Kicinski said in the announcement.

"As the launch of the game approaches, we will be sharing more details how it will be released on Xbox 360. I trust that despite the release date shift, players will be satisfied with what we are planning for them."

RED notes that the delay is also partially motivated by its legal battle with European PC publisher Namco Bandai over the console publishing rights. Namco Bandai believes it secured the console rights too, while RED disagrees and gave them to THQ.

On the bright side, RED reveals that it'll use the Gamescom show this month to release a trailer teasing a "major DLC that will be part of the upcoming, as-yet-unannounced update" for the PC edition.

(via Joystiq)