The Witcher 2 'Enhanced Edition' on Xbox 360 this April
by Xav de Matos, shacknews.com, Jan 26, 2012 10:26AM PST
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is finally making its way to the Xbox 360 on April 17, 2012, worldwide. Announced during a live conference moments ago, CD Projekt RED revealed the console edition will be "enhanced" with "four hours" of new content and a host of other changes.
Additionally, the developer of Shacknews' 2011 Game of the Year announced that the game will get a special edition, featuring a host of treats.
Promising the "most polished and definitive version of the game," CD Projekt RED says that The Witcher 2 on console is not a port but a "full game adaptation." What does this mean? The game has been built with console in mind with a "new target locking system," a new "intelligent camera system", and an "improved character panel." The game will fit on two DVDs.
The Witcher 2 will be available in two versions on console: a standard edition and a special "Dark" edition. The standard edition includes a few bonuses itself, including a world map, quest handbook, and game soundtrack for standard retail price ($60 in the US).
The game's "Dark Edition" (pictured above) will be available for $80 (US) and feature the standard edition bonuses, a "Making Of" DVD, decals, Witcher medallion, and artbook.
CD Projekt RED also revealed a number of bonuses available to users for pre-ordering the game, which include Avatar costumes, a Witcher medallion keychain, a t-shirt, and more. These bonuses vary based on retailer, according to the Buy.TheWitcher.com website.
[Update] CD Projekt RED will add new content, including bonuses, to the PC version of the game. Before the 17th, users will have the game upgraded to the 'Enhanced Edition' for free, according to GOG.com--which is owned by CD Projekt.