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The Witcher 2 confirmed for Europe; was there any doubt?

Posted by: Chad at 5/25/2010 10:16 PM
Let's break it down.  The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is being developed by CD Projekt RED.  CD Projekt RED is based in Poland.  Did anyone really doubt that The Witcher 2 was coming to Europe? The bigger news is that Namco Bandai Partners is going to be publishing the title.  Both developer and publisher are (as expected) quite pleased with the deal.  

Here is a little bit of what you can expect from The Witcher 2:

The second instalment in the role-playing saga continues the morally ambiguous adventures of notorious witcher Geralt of Rivia with a thoroughly engrossing, mature storyline which defines new standards for thought-provoking, non-linear game narration. In addition to the epic story, the game features an original, brutal combat system that uniquely combines tactical elements with dynamic action, letting players feel every sword blow.

That's ambitious so we'll have to hold judgment until we get closer to the 2011 release window.  CD Projekt RED has promised more details in the coming months so we'll pass them along to you as soon as we get them!


'THE WITCHER 2: ASSASSINS OF KINGS' CONFIRMED FOR EUROPE

- NAMCO BANDAI Partners S.A.S. to Distribute Eagerly Awaited PC Sequel from
CD Projekt RED Across EMEA and Asia Pacific -


LYON, FRANCE – 24 May 2010 – NAMCO BANDAI Partners S.A.S. today confirmed that it will distribute The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings from Polish developer CD Projekt RED across EMEA and Asia Pacific. The sequel to the multi award-winning hit PC role-playing game The Witcher, which has sold in excess of 1.5 million copies worldwide, is scheduled for release in 2011.

“We're very excited and proud to be adding The Witcher 2 to our line up for 2011,” said Olivier Comte, VP Marketing, Sales & Publishing, NAMCO BANDAI Partners. “The team at CD Projekt RED is one of the most passionate and skilled in the world, and they are committed to delivering the best possible experience to their fans, which leads me to believe we will have an amazing game on our hands.”

“I'm very happy that we can put the last piece of the worldwide puzzle in place by confirming NAMCO BANDAI as our European distribution and marketing partner,” said Adam Kiciński, CEO of CD Projekt RED. “We've already put a lot of sweat and love into the Witcher 2, which we think and hope will be one of the best ever RPGs, and we're looking forward to sharing more details in the coming months.”

The second instalment in the role-playing saga continues the morally ambiguous adventures of notorious witcher Geralt of Rivia with a thoroughly engrossing, mature storyline which defines new standards for thought-provoking, non-linear game narration. In addition to the epic story, the game features an original, brutal combat system that uniquely combines tactical elements with dynamic action, letting players feel every sword blow.

Built from the ground up by CD Projekt RED, the new, proprietary game engine is responsible for the game's beautiful visuals as well as its sophisticated gameplay mechanics, and puts players in the heart of the most alive and believable world ever created in an RPG game. All the elements that made the first game such a global hit with fans, the captivating story, dynamic combat system, beautiful graphics and more, are all executed in a much more advanced and sophisticated way in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, promising an unrivalled role-playing experience.

Fans can follow The Witcher on Twitter (@WitcherGame) and on Facebook.com/The-Witcher.

About NAMCO BANDAI Partners
NAMCO BANDAI Partners, one of the video game industry's leading distribution, marketing and sales companies, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe with 16 dedicated offices operating in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Australasia, and south east Asia (Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea). The company distributes and markets a broad catalogue of high quality interactive entertainment products for Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo gaming platforms and PC from NAMCO BANDAI Games, D3Publisher and other major video game publishers on an international and regional basis. NAMCO BANDAI Partners is an independent business unit of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies.

For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Partners and its products visit www.namcobandaipartners.com. For media assets visit www.namcobandaipartners-press.com.


About CD Projekt Red
CD Projekt RED is the development branch of CD Projekt, headquartered in Warsaw, Poland. The studio’s first release, the PC-exclusive role-playing game, The Witcher®, has won over critics and gamers with its refreshing blend of engrossing story and action-based combat. The game has sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide and has garnered more than 100 awards since its release in October 2007, including PC RPG of the Year from such respected outlets as PC Gamer, GameSpy, IGN and GameStar. CD Projekt RED’s 80+ employees are hard at work on The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. For more information about CD Projekt RED, visit http://www.thewitcher.com.

Witcher is registered trademark of CD Projekt RED sp z.o.o.. All rights reserved.