The Witcher Enhanced Edition Lacks Blood in US, Developer Promises Fix 'ASAP'

Update: The blood patch is now available.

Original Story: This week's re-release of CD Projekt RED's fantasy PC RPG The Witcher inadvertently removed blood from the US edition of the game, the developer has confirmed.

A fix will be available "ASAP," CD Projekt marketing VP Tom Ohle told Shacknews.

Dubbed The Witcher Enhanced Edition, the re-release packs a new translation, additional quests, improved loading times, an adventure editor, and more.

"Spent a year making the game perfect and someone forgot to include one file that turns blood on," Ohle noted. "There is blood, but it's basically on the lowest setting."

The developer was not sure if this issue will afflict those that update the original US release of The Witcher with tomorrow's free patch, which brings all of the new content to existing owners of the game.

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    September 18, 2008 8:23 AM

    Yeah, I noticed that this morning after checking to ensure that The Witcher EE downloaded from Impulse correctly. The lack of blood was saddening. :(

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      September 18, 2008 8:35 AM

      Oh wah wah wah. First boobs, now blood. What more do you want from us? I'm going to remove the swearing, too, to make sure we're covering all our bases. sigh. :)
      As quoted by Faylor..> ASAP.

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        September 18, 2008 8:36 AM

        Can you accidentally have a bug where the game is uncensored too?

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        September 18, 2008 8:53 AM

        we want BLOOD

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        September 18, 2008 9:32 AM

        Hey Tom if I let my UK version automatically download the patch of friday will it download the UK patch or the North American patch? I'm in Canada. Or should I just manually download the UK patch?

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          September 18, 2008 9:55 AM

          It should be a single patch for all versions, I believe.

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        September 18, 2008 9:34 AM

        America likes boobs too. :(

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        September 18, 2008 10:23 AM

        With this patch and the potential uncensored patch: they shouldn't require a restart of the game, right? All our save games should be OK? Tell me now before I get too far into the game...

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          September 18, 2008 12:40 PM

          My saves from the ancient demo version work in the EE version, and I would assume any new patches will change a lot less.

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      September 18, 2008 9:41 AM

      try A,B,A,C,A,B,B

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