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The Witcher ships - go buy it

by: Chuck -
More On: The Witcher
Like complex RPG's with deep plots and interesting characters?  Sick of the same crap games that keep getting cranked out with incremental numbers at the end?  Looking to burn about 100+ hours in one of the best RPG's since Oblivion?  Then go buy The Witcher which hits shelves today.  This is the game that PC RPG players have been waiting for, this is the game that you need to get off your sorry ass and buy.  Seriously.  I've only had the chance to get an hour or so of gameplay in but what I've seen so far is fantastic and I'm having problems fathoming that there's nearly another 100+ hours to go. 

- Atari Announces the Launch of CD Projekt’s Role-Playing Masterpiece, Available Now at North American Retailers -

NEW YORK, October 30, 2007 – Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR), one of the world’s most recognized brands and a third-party video game publisher announced today the North American launch of The Witcher®, the first game from Polish development studio CD Projekt RED and a distinctive PC role-playing game which delivers a thrilling story in a unique fantasy universe alongside stunning tactical combat. The Witcher is a Games for Windows title, rated M for Mature and available at the suggested retail price of $49.95.

In The Witcher players take the role of Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster slayer, who exists on the fringes of a complex society troubled by the kind of problems more commonly found on the front pages of newspapers than in a fantasy universe. Taken as a child, mutated, and trained in the arcane ways of the witchers, Geralt is a reluctant hero, who nonetheless finds himself all too frequently in the heat of battles that are not his own. His is a path he might not choose to walk, but walk it he must, guided by his head, heart, and only faithful companion – his sword.

“The Witcher is an unbelievably robust and exciting role-playing game that offers an intense world, unbelievable graphics, and an incredible story-line,” said Lawrence Liberty, Producer, Atari, Inc. “Atari is eager to deliver with CD Projekt RED this outstanding game that strives to set new standards within the genre.”

Based on the fictional world created by best-selling Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher is set in a unique fantasy universe where real-life issues dominate a troubled society. In this world there is no right or wrong, only decisions and consequences – consequences with which the protagonist Geralt must live.

For more information about The Witcher visit www.thewitcher.com and for more details about Atari’s entire product line up visit www.atari.com.