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