Is The Witcher 2 bound for the Xbox 360?

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The Witcher 2 is a beautiful, expansive RPG for mature gamers. Right now, it’s confined to power-hungry PC’s, but an ESRB rating may have just let slip that it’s bound for the Xbox 360 as well.

CD Projekt previously stated they were working on bringing the game to consoles, after shelving plans to port the first game to consoles under the subtitle “Rise of the White Wolf.” the game’s publisher Namco Bandai, however, have stated that there are no plans beyond the PC version. Could the ESRB have proven otherwise, and should we all brace ourselves for an E3 reveal? It’s curious though that the rating mentions nothing of a PS3 version. Could it be an Xbox 360 console exclusive?

Not sure if The Witcher 2is the game for you? Reading the ESRB’s description of the game might just change your mind…

“This is a role-playing game in which players assume the role of Geralt, a monster slayer who must hunt down an assassin to clear his own name. As players complete quests, they use swords and magic spells to kill enemy soldiers and fantastical creatures (e.g., specters, harpies, spider-like monsters) in melee-style combat; attacks are often accompanied by slashing sounds and screams of pain.
“Blood-splatter effects occur when enemies are hit, and damage sometimes results in dismemberment or decapitation-blood stains and body parts occasionally appear in the environment. Other cutscenes depict gore and more intense acts of violence: a close-up view of a severed head; a restrained woman’s eyes getting gouged out (off-screen); a character being castrated (not depicted) before his throat is slit.

“During the course of the game, some female characters are depicted topless; there is also a fleeting image of pubic hair as a woman dives into the water. Players can initiate brief cutscene sequences that depict varying degrees of sexual activity: a topless woman rocking on top of man; a man caressing a woman’s back; a man pushing up against a woman’s posterior-sexual moaning sounds can be heard, though the camera cuts away from explicit sexual acts.

“Some sequences depict a cocaine-like substance being cut into lines; another scene shows a man’s back as he snorts the substance. Language such as ‘f**k,’ ‘sh*t,’ and ‘c*nt’ can be heard in the dialogue.”

Yeah, that’s what I thought.

Source : ESRB (via CVG)

Last Updated: May 25, 2011

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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