Witcher fans will be happy to know that the Directors Cut of the Wither: Enhanced Edition.
The new version includes performance tweaks, new dialog, new animations,two new adventures, and the mature content (i.e. topless maidens) that didn't make it to the US version when it was originally released. The content is available to existing owners as a free patch or you can download the full game from Stardock's Impulse service
I have to give the folks at CD Projekt credit for continuing to support and extend the product. Is there any other game you would like to see a director's cut of? Let us know in the comments.
DIRECTOR’S CUT OF THE WITCHER: ENHANCED EDITION NOW AVAILABLE IN NORTH AMERICA
Who: Atari, Inc., one of the world’s most recognized videogame publishers, announced today that new content will be available for The Witcher: Enhanced Edition for Windows PC.
What: The game as the developers, CD Projekt RED, intended with mature content only released outside of North America – until now! The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director’s Cut is now available for download at www.atari.com and other major digital distribution outlets. This new Director’s Cut content is available as both a patch for The Witcher: Enhanced Edition as well as a full game download.
The Witcher, originally released October 2007, has won more than 100 awards and has sold more than 1.2 million copies worldwide. The Witcher: Enhanced Edition brought the game close to perfection, with more than 5000 lines of re-written and re-recoded dialogue, more than 200 new dialogue animations, a new character differentiation system for NPCs, an enhanced inventory with improved alchemy, reduced loading times, improved combat responsiveness and two new adventures. AND NOW, with the release of The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director’s Cut, the game is available in its entirety to North American audiences.
When: The downloadable content is available starting today JULY 31, 2009
Where: The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director’s Cut game and patch are available at ATARI.com, Steam (steampowered.com), Impulse (impulsedriven.com) and Direct2Drive. The patch is also available at TheWitcher.com.
Why: Representing the pinnacle of storytelling in role-playing games, The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director’s Cut shatters the line between good and evil in a world where moral ambiguity reigns. In a beautiful, rich game universe, the player takes on the role of renowned monster slayer, Geralt of Rivia, in an epic, action-packed narrative in which his decisions have a major impact on how the story plays out. The Witcher emphasizes story and character development in a vibrant world, while incorporating tactically-deep real-time combat like few games before it.