The Witcher 2 was hands-down one of our favourite games of 2011.
A rich RPG system, intriguing story, memorable characters and a solid combat system made for one of the better RPGs of recent times.
The only thing wrong with the game is that only PC gamers got to experience its awesomeness.
However, shortly after releasing it for PC, CD Projekt announced that it was working on an Xbox 360 version.
Publisher Warner Bros has now announced that the game will be released for Xbox 360 on 17 April, 2012.
The Xbox 360 version will include an extra 3+ hours of content, including new gameplay and story elements.
CD Projekt insists that the console version is the “most polished and definitive version of the game”.
The console version of the Witcher 2 will include the following:
- New CGI intro sequence;
- 33 minutes of new cinematics;
- Four additional hours of gameplay;
- Two new adventures;
- New characters;
- New locations;
- Revamped intelligent camera system;
- New target locking system;
- Improved Character Panel;
- New panels navigation bar;
- More responsive control system.
The game will ship on two disks, and the retail package will include a quest handbook, official soundtrack and world map.
There will also be a deluxe “Dark Edition” of the game, which will come packed in a special edition box and include an art book, three stickers, a medallion and a “making of” DVD.
Judging by the quality of the Witcher 2 Premium and Collector’s Editions on PC, the Dark Edition may be a highly coveted item for Xbox 360 gamers.
A PC version of the Enhanced Edition will also launch of 17 April, and those who already own the game will get all the new content for free via an online update.