The Witcher 2 Slays Xbox 360 in April


Last time there was major news about the Xbox 360 adaptation of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, it wasn’t particularly good. The hit role-playing sequel, formerly exclusive to PC, was originally supposed to make its console debut by the end of 2011, but before the busy holiday season push even began CD Projekt RED delayed the port to put in additional polish time and deal with a legal battle over the game’s European publishing rights.

Here in the good ol’ U.S. of A., Warner Bros. is the publisher, and today the purveyor of Batman, Lord of the Rings, Mortal Kombat and other notable video game properties has announced that The Witcher 2 will ship for Xbox 360 on April 17th.

During last year’s E3, information was released stating that the Xbox 360 version would feature a new chapter bridging the gap between the first game’s events and the sequel with 8-10 hours of gameplay. However, today’s updated press release only mentions “3+ hours of new content and new gameplay and story elements.” Plus, all post-release updates that have been added to the PC version will be included in the Xbox 360’s Enhanced Edition right out of the box.

CD Projekt’s pre-launch conference is currently re-airing on Facebook — I got to see the first eight minutes but now I’m having trouble getting the stream to work. Once it stops buffering it looks like there’s 30 minutes of Xbox 360 info dropping and gameplay demonstrating. Below you can also catch a new trailer along with three screenshots.




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