The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings announced

Written by Joe Martin

March 24, 2010 // 12:49 p.m.

Tags: #1c-publishing #assasin-of-kings #atari #cd-projekt #rpg #third-person #witcher #witcher-2

Polish developer CD Projeckt has announced a sequel to 2007's The Witcher, dubbed The Witcher 2: The Assassin of Kings. Good title, no?

The game is confirmed for a PC release in Q1 2011, with unspecified console versions confirmed but not yet revealed.

"The engine is multiplatform, but any announcements will come in the future," a spokesperson told Eurogamer.

The Witcher 2 will continue the adventures of mutant monster hunter Geralt as he goes up against an evil elf called Lorveth and a new evil-doer called only Kingslayer - though this time he'll be joined by sorceress Triss Merigold and sword-slinger Vernon Roche, both returning from the first game. The characters won't be under player control, but will play a big part in the story apparently.

The Witcher 2 will sport a new engine and refined visuals, but looks to centre on many of the same themes and mechanics from the first game - i.e. a dense, rich fiction packed with racism and raciness. Expect nudity a'plenty.

Atari is set to publish the game in North America, with 1C publishing taking control in Russia and mainland Europe. No UK publisher is yet announced.

We quite liked the original Witcher, even though it had plenty of problems when it was released. Hardcore RPG fans will find the Enhanced Edition a great purchase, we reckon.

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