Witcher 2 Premium and Collector Edition Details, Pre-order info (updated)

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So CD Projekt had a conference today in Poland and while it was in Polish to begin with they did much of it in English later.

The second installment in the Witcher saga features a thoroughly engrossing, mature storyline defining new standards for thought-provoking, non-linear game narration. The game also features an original, brutal combat system that uniquely combines tactical elements with dynamic action and a new, modern game engine puts players in the most lively and believable world ever created in an RPG game.

  • Engrossing Mature Storyline -defining new standards for realistic, non-linear game narration. The continued adventures of Geraltof Riviabuild on events from The Witcher while proving even more captivating, epic and full of surprises. There is no need to know the TW1 story to enjoy TW2!
  • A unique, deep, consistent and expansive game world -based on the one described by ’AndrzejSapkowskiin his seven-book series and recreated in the game to provide the ultimate, sophisticated player experience, believable characters and a charismatic main hero.
  • Enhanced and deeper role-playing experience -Extensive non-linearity, quests deeply linked with the core storyline, expansive character development, traditional system of fixed and balanced opponent strength maximizing player satisfaction deriving from XP gains, advanced crafting mechanics, weapons and armor, a redesigned and user-friendly interface, and more.
  • Unique, intuitive combat system -blending a wide range of tactical elements with the most spectacular and dynamic combat sequences ever seen in a computer role-playing game.
  • State-of-the-art technology created by CD ProjektRED -Engine was written with a view toward RPG genre needs, so it takes all the best features known from RPG games and removes all limitations. Thoroughly modern engine taking full advantage of the latest PC technologies and capabilities.

Next May fans will have the chance to lay their hands on two of the most attractive editions which have ever been available for PC games. The “Premium Edition” represents the standard version available to customers for an extemely limited time from launch. In this edition gamers will find everything they need to get fully immersed into the world of The Witcher. This includes a Making-Of DVD, the game’s Soundtrack (OST), a printed map of the world, a game guide, a physical pamphlet and a coin – representing yet to be revealed parts of the game – and two of the highly praised papercraft figurines.

True fans however will be itching to get their hands on the limited “Collectors’ Edition” which is a beast of a box-set! Within, customers will find everything included in the “Premium Edition” plus a 200 page artbook, the infamous dice poker set (5 pcs.), a set of playing cards, a “how-to cheat guide” for dice and card games, three stickers to customise your belongings, an exclusive papercraft figurine (including Draug – one of the deadliest creatures in game), a real Temerian Oren – very handy if you ever happen to visit the kingdom of Temeria, an ultra-realistic head sculpture of Geralt and exclusive DLC which can be only found in this edition: the “Roche Commando Jacket” (boosts Geralt’s sword fighting skills and is one of the best items within the game). The “Collectors’ Edition” will be exclusively available to customers who pre-order online at retailers, including Play.com, Amazon.co.uk, Game.co.uk and HMV.com.

  • 11 languages: English Polish German Russian French (voice)
  • Czech, Japanese, Hungarian, Spanish, Italian, Chinese (text)

 

Pre-orders begin today


Pre-orders:

  • UK
  • DLC PACK:
  • Secret Merchant
  • Finisher Pack
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  • Switzerland
  • DLC PACK:
  • Magician Suit
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  • Austria
  • DLC PACK:
  • Magician Suit
  •  
  • USA
  • DLC PACK:
  • Secret Merchant
  •  
  • UK
  • DLC PACK:
  • Swordsman Suit
  • Magician Suit
  • Secret Merchant
  • Alchemy Suit
  • Finisher Pack
  •  
  • France
  • DLC PACK:
  • Secret Merchant
  • Finisher Pack
  •  
  • Russia
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Customers pre-ordering either edition of the game will have the choice of different and highly valuable in game items (DLC):

  • Finisher Pack: This pack contains additional finishing move animations which were especially motion captured and additional advanced fighting techniques. Available via pre-order at thehut.com and Gamestop (for Irish customers).
  • Mysterious Merchant: In each chapter you’ll find a shady tradesperson offering unique items which usually can’t be bought in-game. Available via pre-order at GAME and Game.co.uk.
  • Ultimate Alchemy Suit: THE ultimate suit for every player focusing on alchemy. It contains unique items, increases the loot output and extends the duration of potions. Available via pre-order at HMV and HMV.com.
  • Ultimate Magical Suit: If players focus on spells and magic this would be their DLC of choice. Contains a unique set of items, enhances the new sixth magical sign and boosts the effectiveness of all other signs. Available via pre-order at Play.com.
  • Ultimate Swordsman Suit: The art of sword fighting is led to new heights with this pack. Like the other suits it contains a set of unique items but also boosts the sword fighting statistics as well as increases the chance for triggering rare effects in combat. Available via pre-order at Amazon.co.uk.

 Digital versions to be available from Steam, GamersGate, Direct2Drive and others.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings will be available throughout Europe and the PAL Asia territories from May 17th 2011. Both editions can be pre-ordered now for an RRP of £34.99 (Premium Edition) and an RRP of £79.99 (Collector’s Edition).

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