The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition launches

At the tolling of the witching hour last night, CD Projekt RED released the 'Enhanced Edition' patch for The Witcher 2 on PC to herald the launch of its Xbox 360 edition today. The hours of new content made for consoleers have been patched in for PCnauts too.

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At the tolling of the witching hour last night, CD Projekt RED released the 'Enhanced Edition' patch for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings on PC to herald the launch of its Xbox 360 edition today. All the shiny new things made for consoleers, including hours of new content, have been patched in for PCnauts too.

Along with new quests taking an estimated four hours to complete, new areas, characters, and hours of cutscenes, today's patch brings bags of fixes and improvements. All for free, because CD Projekt RED are a bit lovely. Have a gander at the additions in the trailer below.

The Steam version will update automatically, while you can update it on GOG through the launcher, with a downloader, or by manually downloading 36 parts.

To celebrate the launch, there's a 15%-off sale on TW2 at GOG and Steam, bringing it down to $42.49. GOG's letting everyone who owns The Witcher 2 on PC add the game to their GOG account, so they can download it DRM-free whenever they fancy, no matter where they bought it. GOG's also got 50% off the original Witcher, making it $4.99.

Shacknews voted The Witcher 2 our 2011 Game of the Year on PC, so Xbox 360 players who are just getting into this today are in for a real treat.

From The Chatty

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    April 17, 2012 6:15 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition launches.

    At the tolling of the witching hour last night, CD Projekt RED released the 'Enhanced Edition' patch for The Witcher 2 on PC to herald the launch of its Xbox 360 edition today. The hours of new content made for consoleers have been patched in for PCnauts too.

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      April 17, 2012 6:28 AM

      $24.49?!?! or is that incorrect?!?!?!

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        April 17, 2012 6:40 AM

        Ah, heck, I switched a 2 and a 4 and it slipped through editing. Cheers fry.

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      April 17, 2012 6:45 AM

      Is the 'new content' interleaved with the main campaign such that I would have to start a new play-through to experience it, or is it a separate mini-campaign I can just jump right into? Hopefully the latter since given my backlog I doubt I will play through the entire game a second time in the near future.

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        April 17, 2012 6:47 AM

        It's slipped into the third act.

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          April 17, 2012 6:56 AM

          Which is smart, since chapter 3 was originally a bit anorexic in the content department.

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      April 17, 2012 6:49 AM

      Kinda wish I had played it sooner just to see what has been changed. Ah well, I think I'm just odd like that

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      April 17, 2012 6:49 AM

      I can't think of a whole lot of companies who would do something like this. Bravo to CD Projekt. Might have to play through this game again.

    • rms
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      April 17, 2012 7:49 AM

      whoa. doubled in price overnight and now noone has it but gog

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      April 17, 2012 7:52 AM

      Anyone who like me had uninstalled the game after finishing it and wants to try it again to replay with new patch. they will let you download the game digitally on GOG you just have to put in your retail cd key:

      http://www.gog.com/witcher2/backup/

      It also has a crap load of free stuff on that page available digitally, soundtracks / videos / maps / playboy shoots :)

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      April 17, 2012 8:06 AM

      They tighten up the controls since the original release right?

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      April 17, 2012 8:12 AM

      More than some awesome those guys!

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      April 17, 2012 8:28 AM

      I knew it...

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      April 17, 2012 8:34 AM

      yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

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      April 17, 2012 8:50 AM

      Why isn't my steam patching this?

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        April 17, 2012 9:20 AM

        There it goes... had to check the cache integrity

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      April 17, 2012 8:54 AM

      BOUGHT. apparently even the trigger rig could have trouble with this game on uber eh????

      WE WILL SEE. oh god 18 gigs.

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        April 17, 2012 9:02 AM

        SCREW THIS CRAP I AM GOING BACK TO CONSOLES http://i.imgur.com/uLqaj.jpg

        STEAM IS WORSE THAN GAMES FOR WINDOWS LIVE.

        FUUUUUUUUUU

        • gmd
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          April 17, 2012 9:03 AM

          Worse than Bank of America

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            April 17, 2012 9:08 AM

            Which is worse? The Holocaust or Call of Duty Elite memberships?

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              April 17, 2012 9:09 AM

              first game i buy on steam in like ten years AND THE PIECE OF SHIT WILL NOT INSTALL.

              WHY DID YOU TELL ME TO BECOME A PC GAMER YOU FUCKING RUINED EVERYTHING.

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                April 17, 2012 9:12 AM

                I said go Bi. Sometimes PC shit is all retarded and too nerdy and up its own ass. You need to flow from PC to 360/ps3 as needed dawg. Also your internet probably sucks a fucking dick. Make sure you are pointed to a local Steam server. It's in the options somewhere. Mine has jumped from Phoenix to LA sometimes when I'm downloading something that everyone else is at the same time, so maybe you should try a Dallas server.

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                  April 17, 2012 9:15 AM

                  kiss my ass it's a 35mbit pipe i pay out of the ass for so i can download massive linux ISOs all day erry day.

                  rauol the reason you can't sleep at night is because you give shitty advice.

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                    April 17, 2012 9:17 AM

                    okay i changed the setting you mentioned to houston and that completely fixed it and it's downloading now.

                    you are -barely- off the hook.

                    thanks.

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                      April 17, 2012 9:18 AM

                      Goddamn you are one stupid helpless fuck.

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                        April 17, 2012 9:25 AM

                        it's downloading at 35mbit i'm pretty impressed with steam.

                        a+ would buy trigger rig and use steam again.

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                          April 17, 2012 9:30 AM

                          http://i.imgur.com/T2HZl.jpg

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                            April 17, 2012 9:31 AM

                            I have a similar Supergirl outfit Edlin sent me a few years ago. It fits poorly.

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                          April 17, 2012 9:30 AM

                          Check out Amazon's download shit too. A lot of times you can buy a Steam key cheaper there and then plop that into Steam and download it there. I got that Space Marine game from Amazon last week for like $9 and it downloaded in Steam. I'm cheap as shit so I buy tons of shit from Amazon.

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                          April 17, 2012 9:34 AM

                          lol 180 up in here.

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                        April 17, 2012 9:28 AM

                        He's all gay for his vegetables what do you expect?

            • gmd
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              April 17, 2012 9:14 AM

              can't decide!!

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          April 17, 2012 7:13 PM

          Should have gotten the game from GOG.com. Just saying.

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      April 17, 2012 9:27 AM

      After The Witcher 1 & The Witcher 2, and their on-going support, I think CD Projekt is one of the few studio that has earned my much coveted 'instant-buy-without-reading-reviews' prize for their next game.

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        April 17, 2012 9:47 AM

        agreed

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        April 17, 2012 10:01 AM

        the quality of their game and their support is so good that they make me feel bad for only paying $33.71 when i pre-ordered on direct2drive instead of gog.com. i bought witcher 1 once full-price on retail and once for 5 bucks on steam and i still feel like i owe them. now i understand the catholic guilt thing.

        DAMN YOU CD PROJECT, DAMN YOU TO HELL.

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          April 17, 2012 10:26 AM

          I would feel bad for doing the same thing but then I remembered I bought an assload of games from GOG that I haven't even installed. Hah!

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      April 17, 2012 10:03 AM

      Did the show end on a cliffhanger?

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      April 23, 2012 2:37 PM

      That's a nice trailer. If I wasn't planning to buy Witcher 2, I would definitely buy it after watching that.