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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 08:04am 05/06/11 | 17 Comments
You may have already seen the reveal trailer right here on AusGamers, but we've also got a bit of the skinny on CD Projekt RED's decision to launch The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings to the console realm, in what appears to either be a timed Xbox 360 exclusive or a straight exclusive to Microsoft's console, with no mention from the team about anything to with the PS3, nor even a whisper at the potential of Nintendo's forthcoming console to be revealed at E3.
The planned release date slated for Q4 2011. The Xbox 360 version will be an enhanced adaptation of the PC game released to instant international acclaim in mid-May. Accordingly, it will incorporate numerous improvements and enhancements. Details will be announced over the coming months.
The team are being adamant that this will not be a straight port and are already utilising critical feedback from the PC release for the 360, and here's hoping any and all changes also make it into the PC version by way of patches and the like.

"We’re very proud of The Witcher 2 and the highly positive reactions it has received from both our players and the media," said John Mamais, Executive Producer out CD Projekt via press release. "Taking it to the Xbox 360 represents an exciting opportunity to introduce it to a new segment of the gaming audience. I’d like to stress that we are doing a full adaptation to the new platform, not just a straight port. Technology-wise, this means we are aiming to push its limits in order to get visual quality as close to high-end PCs as possible – and during E3, you’ll see how good the results we’ve already achieved are."

We're on the ground here in LA for the event, so stay tuned for our impressions against the statements above.

Also, watch the new Xbox 360 trailer below, or click here for the HD streaming option.






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Tollaz0r!
Posted 08:13am 05/6/11
Meanwhile, when Nations need to be serious and stuff:

US President Barack Obama recently visited Poland, and the Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk was ready with a selection of high-tech gifts for the visiting leader. According to Gazeta.pl, he presented Obama with an iPad that had some notable Polish films installed, including 2002's acclaimed Katedra (The Cathedral). Tusk also gave Obama several English-language translations of novels signed by author Andrzej Sapkowski.

Oh, and he also gave him a copy of CD Projekt's The Witcher 2.


Taken from Some random magazine website thing
DM
Posted 09:19am 05/6/11
The Xbox 360 version will be an enhanced adaptation of the PC game

I call bulls*** on that. No way the 360 version will look better than it does on a high end pc.
Tetsuo
Posted 10:03am 05/6/11
ssh console retards don't know that yet!
kettels
Posted 10:25am 05/6/11
Enhanced doesn't mean better graphics though. They can enhance the story/game-play/mechanics etc. It will be like the enhanced version of the original Witcher where they changed the dialogue and made all this different changes to the core game and fixed the bugs.
Eorl
Posted 10:27am 05/6/11
Apparently they've re done the whole game to suit Xbox 360, due to how hard it would have been if they just ported it.
Midda
Posted 11:03am 05/6/11
ssh console retards don't know that yet!

The game already supports Xbox 360 controllers. You plug one in and all of the button prompts on screen change to 360 buttons. Plays perfectly with the gamepad as well, so there's no reason why the game would be any worse off on a console.

Stop being such PC elitists. You're not special, you're just a d*** limiting yourself to a single platform.
Eorl
Posted 11:29am 05/6/11
I believe what will happen is it will just have lower texture quality and more suited to a console. Everyone should be glad it came to PC first and not the other way around like usual.
Tetsuo
Posted 01:46pm 05/6/11
Ahh midda you never fail to disappoint to a good game of fishing ;)

I own all the current consoles and a PC. Some games are cool on PC, and some are cool on consoles.

I just want companys to stop making them for both by porting. If a company makes a game for PC, THEN redoes it for console then cool.

P.S you are a hypocrite if you call people a d***, as you are one of the biggest a*******s ausgamers has to offer.
Door
Posted 02:17pm 05/6/11
P.S you are a hypocrite if you call people a d***, as you are one of the biggest a*******s ausgamers has to offer.


No! You're one of the biggest a*******s ausgamers has to off because you call people d****. lol *head explodes*
Khel
Posted 04:22pm 05/6/11
D**** and a*******s.... this whole thread is getting very homoerotic
Midda
Posted 04:37pm 05/6/11
P.S you are a hypocrite if you call people a d***, as you are one of the biggest a*******s ausgamers has to offer.

Awww, you've gone and made me feel horrible now!
Tetsuo
Posted 04:44pm 05/6/11
Thats kay, i offer free hugs. Want some?
Hogfather
Posted 04:48pm 05/6/11
Midda isn't that bad. If he's an a******* then I'm probably the antichrist :(
Midda
Posted 07:20pm 05/6/11
Hoggy, stop telling people I'm not an a*******, you prick!
groganus
Posted 07:58pm 05/6/11
Apparently they've re done the whole game to suit Xbox 360, due to how hard it would have been if they just ported it.


HUH! it would of made an easy port, the context menu and button play during fisty fights was a sign they were heading in this direction well before the announcement.


Take note kids, when media folks so s*** like "enhanced" what they really mean is they have changed the little button icons to reflect that of the system its going to be on.
Midda
Posted 09:35pm 05/6/11
I'd say the 'enhancement' will be all of the PC DLC included on the disc(s), or something to that effect.
groganus
Posted 09:55pm 05/6/11
Possibly like the Enhanced version of the original.
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