Witcher bags Platige Image for cut scenes

by: Chuck -
More On: The Witcher
CD Projekt announced today that they have secured Platige Image to craft the cinematics for their upcoming RPG The Witcher.  For more information on the game check out this excellent interview over at Next Gen or hit the game's official website.  This is literally the first game I'm seeing at E3 next week so check back next Wednesday for a report on the game.

Academy Award-Nominated Studio to Create Breathtaking Cinematics for CD Projekt’s The Witcher®


May 4, 2006 – CD Projekt RED announced today that it has contracted Academy Award-nominated post-production studio Platige Image to craft the cinematics for The Witcher®, the upcoming dramatic-fantasy role-playing game for the Windows® operating system. A sneak peek of Platige Image’s work on The Witcher® will be seen at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, taking place in Los Angeles May 10-12.


Scheduled for release in Spring 2007, The Witcher® transports players to a unique fantasy world in the role of legendary monster-slayer Geralt of Rivia. The game blends a classic role-playing experience — with extensive character and story development — and unprecedented real-time combat that is both stunning and tactical. Based in the world created by celebrated author Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher® is poised to reinvigorate the role-playing genre with a fresh approach to traditional PC role-playing games.


Platige Image, the award-winning Polish post-production studio responsible for such animated short-films as the BAFTA-award-winning “Fallen Art” by Tomek Baginski and the Academy Award-nominated “The Cathedral,” was chosen for its professionalism and impeccable track record to bring the mysterious and foreboding world of The Witcher® to life in a series of cinematic cutscenes, advancing the game’s story and providing a deeper look into the complicated life of the enduring anti-hero, Geralt of Rivia.


“We are very excited to be working with Platige Image to create stunning cinematics for our first development project,” said Michal Kicinski, Joint CEO of CD Projekt RED. “With their vast experience in producing features for the film and commercial industries, we are confident they will help us breathe life into the character and world we’re fortunate to be working with.”


“We are proud that our skills will be used for the first time in the production of game cinematics. It will open a new chapter in our Studio hitherto prevailing activity,” said Jarek Sawko, CEO of Platige Image. “All the more we are happy to be able to cooperate with CD Projekt RED, which has long been bringing tremendous games to Eastern Europe through their publishing and localization services.”


For more information about The Witcher®, visit http://www.thewitcher.com.