The Witcher 2 'Enhanced Edition' on Xbox 360 this April

The Witcher 2 is coming to the Xbox 360 on April 17 in a worldwide release. Developer CD Projekt RED has revealed what makes this version special and announced two editions of the game.

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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is finally making its way to the Xbox 360 on April 17, 2012, worldwide. Announced during a live conference moments ago, CD Projekt RED revealed the console edition will be "enhanced" with "four hours" of new content and a host of other changes.

Additionally, the developer of Shacknews' 2011 Game of the Year announced that the game will get a special edition, featuring a host of treats.

Promising the "most polished and definitive version of the game," CD Projekt RED says that The Witcher 2 on console is not a port but a "full game adaptation." What does this mean? The game has been built with console in mind with a "new target locking system," a new "intelligent camera system", and an "improved character panel." The game will fit on two DVDs.

The Witcher 2 will be available in two versions on console: a standard edition and a special "Dark" edition. The standard edition includes a few bonuses itself, including a world map, quest handbook, and game soundtrack for standard retail price ($60 in the US).

The game's "Dark Edition" (pictured above) will be available for $80 (US) and feature the standard edition bonuses, a "Making Of" DVD, decals, Witcher medallion, and artbook.

CD Projekt RED also revealed a number of bonuses available to users for pre-ordering the game, which include Avatar costumes, a Witcher medallion keychain, a t-shirt, and more. These bonuses vary based on retailer, according to the Buy.TheWitcher.com website.

[Update] CD Projekt RED will add new content, including bonuses, to the PC version of the game. Before the 17th, users will have the game upgraded to the 'Enhanced Edition' for free, according to GOG.com--which is owned by CD Projekt.

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    January 26, 2012 10:26 AM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, The Witcher 2 'Enhanced Edition' coming to Xbox 360 April 17.

    The Witcher 2 is coming to the Xbox 360 on April 17 in a worldwide release. Developer CD Projekt RED has revealed what makes this version special and announced two editions of the game.

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      January 26, 2012 10:48 AM

      is it ok to skip witcher 1 to play this

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        January 26, 2012 10:53 AM

        You can, but you will appreciate the storyline more if you play through TW1 first, and it's a great game to boot!

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          January 26, 2012 10:54 AM

          i really didnt like the controls after playing a couple of hours

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            January 26, 2012 10:57 AM

            you can change them - i used traditional over-the-shoulder WSAD + mouselook

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              January 26, 2012 11:02 AM

              do i have to switch stances so much still though? maybe i'll give it a shot again. i have it on steam from a 2 dollar sale or something

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      January 26, 2012 10:49 AM

      yes!

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      January 26, 2012 10:49 AM

      So is this 4 hours of extra stuff coming to the PC version?

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        January 26, 2012 10:56 AM

        I believe CDProject has stated that they will be patching in the additional 360 content into the PC version. Can't find the actual quote from them at the moment however.

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      January 26, 2012 10:52 AM

      excuse me if I'm wrong, but isn't everything in the dark edition just the normal pc edition stuff? i recall the pc edition being pretty awesome.

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        January 26, 2012 10:57 AM

        PC Special Edition came with different stuff. A marble Geralt head that was always broken and they gave the medallion to buyers as an "im sorry" gift.

        Also it came with paper crafts and a bunch of other different things.

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          January 26, 2012 10:58 AM

          Also, it was way more expensive.

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          January 26, 2012 11:03 AM

          I could have gotten a free medallion? Since when :c? (My Geralt wasn't that broken but it was fairly chipped.)

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            January 26, 2012 11:04 AM

            Perhaps you still can? Not sure. Check their community forum.

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      January 26, 2012 12:05 PM

      UPDATE: GOG.com confirms that the Enhanced Edition content is coming to the PC. Those who own the game will be upgraded for free.

      Details on the additions:

      New major adventures set in new locations. These consist of an underground system of chambers beneath Loc Muine and a temperate coniferous forest in the Loc Muine mountains, and a secret cave passage. These new adventures will add several hours of story-based gameplay to the game.

      New major characters to the Witcher story. One of them is Brigida Papebrock Dame. This noble woman comes from the Temerian family Papebrock and is a 30 year old lady-in-waiting of the Temerian court. The other characters are secret--for now!

      All new animations and cut scenes, including a new, three and a half minute pre-rendered cinematic depicting the assassination of King Demavend of Aedirn. BAFTA Award winner and Academy Award nominee Tomasz Baginski brings this key historical event to life, setting the stage for the story told in The Witcher 2.

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        January 26, 2012 12:09 PM

        Out standing news Xav thanks man, that is two rad PC tid bits for today \m/

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        January 26, 2012 12:28 PM

        I'm feeling pretty good about waiting to play this.

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        January 26, 2012 12:29 PM

        CD Projekt is awesome.

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        January 26, 2012 1:12 PM

        totally expected from this awesome studio :)

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