The Witcher 2 on Xbox gets a release date and a spiffy new intro

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The Witcher 2 was one of those great games that I wanted to play last year, but couldn’t, due to the fact that my PC setup was rather lacking in processing power. Fortunately, developer CD Projekt RED has been working on a port of the king-assassinating fantasy thriller taking all the best bits of the PC original, including performance patches and DLC, and mixing them up into one console release.

They’ve been working on it for quite a while now too, but it seems that fans of witchering might finally get to see the game, as a release date has been announced, complete with a new, fancy intro for the Xbox 360 port of the game.

Originally delayed until sometime in 2012 due to a nasty little legal battle over the publishing rights, The Witcher 2 is set for an April 17 release. We’ll no doubt get the game around a week or so after, but it’s still fantastic to know that it’s almost here.

If you can’t wait any longer though, then feast your eyes on the brand new cinematic that has been created for the game. It’s a stunning look at what’s to come, and features sequel antagonist Letho doing what he does best.

What’s more, two flavours of the retail copy have also been announced. The standard edition includes a world map, quest handbook and a soundtrack, while the Dark Edition has all that, a making of DVD, Witcher medallion and an artbook.

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Sounds fantastic so far.

Last Updated: January 27, 2012

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