New York— March 24, 2010—Atari, Inc. one of the world’s most recognized videogame publishers, in partnership with CD Projekt RED today announced the development of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, the sequel to the award-winning The Witcher, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide on PC alone. Atari will release The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings across North America for PC.
The second entry in the Witcher saga is characterized by an incredibly gripping, mature and non-linear plot. In addition, the new combat system is even smoother and guarantees a greater variety of tactical possibilities.
The game is built upon completely new technology, designed from scratch by CD Projekt RED to develop role-playing games with non-linear plot. The new technology also delivers beautiful visuals, transporting players to one of the most vivid RPG universes ever.
“I am really glad to officially present what we’ve been working on for over two years,” said Adam Kiciñski, CEO of CD Projekt RED. “We learned a lot during The Witcher’s development process, and are using that knowledge to ensure the sequel is one of the best RPGs people have ever played. By improving upon the successful parts of the original and adding new elements we believe that The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings will be loved by fans of the original and newcomers alike.”
Tomorrow the game will be presented publicly for the first time, during the CD Projekt Spring 2010 conference. The event will be transmitted on www.cdprojekt.pl/konferencje. Additionally, new video materials related to The Witcher 2 have been posted at TheWitcher.com, and on April 7th the brand new official website will be launched.
You can follow The Witcher on Twitter (@WitcherGame) and on Facebook.com/The-Witcher.
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