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What is the Witcher 2? Let This Animated Featurette Explain





CD Projekt RED just released an animation that details what the action RPG The Witcher 2 really is. You get an in-depth look at the monster slayers we humans call witchers and why they are what they are. This is one trailer you will want to check out!

From the Press Release
CD Projekt RED has released a new video detailing the history of the legendary class of monster slayers known as the witchers from the upcoming action RPG, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition. Why are the witchers able to drink poisonous potions? Why do they wield two types of swords? Why are they the masters of combat? All these questions are answered in the latest video released by the creators of the game.

The two minute animation shows off the incredible powers and physiology of the witchers in vivid, animated detail. With these abilities, the witchers were both feared and revered, particularly the one known as Geralt of Rivia, the protagonist of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition which launches April 17 worldwide for the Xbox 360 and PC. The video is part of the new cinematic introduced in The Enhanced Edition and its purpose Is to demonstrate the game world to players unfamiliar with the franchise.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings features an engrossing and very mature storyline that defines a new standard for realistic, non-linear game narration. With a mixture of beautiful visuals and dynamic action, The Witcher 2 puts players in a living and believable world. The Witcher 2 on Xbox 360 is impeccably adapted for the console experience and delivers significant enhancements to the critically-acclaimed PC title. The game includes 4+ hours of new content and new gameplay and story elements, and marks the first appearance of the esteemed RPG on consoles.

In The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, players take on the role of Geralt, a professional monster slayer who became embroiled in the political turmoil in the Kingdom of Temeria by helping to squash the rebellion undertaken by The Order of the Flaming Rose, and who saved the King’s life by protecting him from a witcher-like assassin. A time of untold chaos has come as mighty forces clash behind-the-scenes in a struggle for power and influence. The Northern Kingdoms now mobilize and prepare for war. But armies on the march are not enough to stop a bloody conspiracy. Someone is hunting crowned heads and every assassination attempt intensifies the chaos.

To learn more on the game, check out the official The Witcher 2 website.

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Hakk Wylde's picture

Cool! The first Witcher was EPIC ;)


Submitted by Hakk Wylde on Sat, 03/31/2012 - 3:19pm.

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