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The Witcher 2 Officially Announced: Dev. Diary #0

PC-centric role playing games are a rarity these days, with now a good portion of the attention going towards consoles. That's not an entirely bad thing, as the larger market means bigger budgets, but that also brings with it some other concessions. The Witcher, however, was a game that was built for the PC gamer; and now that game has an official sequel in the works.

Last week, CD Projekt formally announced the Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings. The Polish developer says that the game is built upon completely new technology, designed from scratch by CD Projekt RED to develop role-playing games with non-linear plot.

"I am really glad that we can officially present what we’ve been working on for the past two-and-a-half years," said Adam Kiciński, CEO of CD Projekt RED studio. "We learned a lot during The Witcher’s development process, and we are using all of that knowledge to ensure the sequel is one of the best RPGs people have ever played. We’ve concentrated on improving the most successful parts of the Witcher, and I strongly believe that The Witcher 2 will be loved both by fans of the original and newcomers. We know that we aimed very high while producing The Witcher 1. Now we are aiming even higher with The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings."

The Witcher 2 is due sometime in 2011. In the meantime, check out the debut trailer and the first developer diary below:

  • demosthenes81
    too bad they scrapped rise of the white wolf my old comp diddnt run the witcher at 1920x1080 very well and anything less looks bad on my Dell S2409w but mebe ill pick up the original on steam now since i gave my old copy away
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  • JonathanDeane
    I played the first game for about an hour before I got so bored.... I am sure it was a great game I just couldn't get into it.
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  • rajangel
    Read the books. Looks like this will be following 'The Blood of Elves.'

    I have to say that the books are amazing. Thank god the first game was amazing. Though I am sad for the day when the stories world becomes a Forgotten Realms or Dragonlance franchise.
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  • How do you make a mature game these days that stores won't sell to kids?

    Gruesome violence? Nah, that's completely fine. You gotta make sure you stick some boobs in it.
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  • dstln
    I haven't even gotten around to playing the first yet (big backlog), but the second looks like it could be great.

    (also I hate how they put spoilers in their trailer, so I've never watched the whole thing lol)
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  • Maxor127
    I'm playing the first game now. Haven't really gotten into it yet. People say it's better than Dragon Age, but I don't see it yet. But I'll keep with it.
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  • lukeeu
    The book and TV series were better :)
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  • JeanLuc
    Maxor127I'm playing the first game now. Haven't really gotten into it yet. People say it's better than Dragon Age, but I don't see it yet. But I'll keep with it.
    Keep with it, trust me the game has a plot line like no other. Bioware games do have excellent stories but The Witcher is just as good and more 'grown up'. And by grown up I don't mean being able to sleep with women or having a splattering of bad language but without giving to much away the storyline and the decisions you make in the game aren't black and white and choices you make early in the game will have unexpected results latter in the game.

    JonathanDeaneI played the first game for about an hour before I got so bored.... I am sure it was a great game I just couldn't get into it.
    I was board of Mass Effect after the first hour but I did stick with it and it game good in the end, with any RPG you need to stick with them to get use to how the controls work and see how the plot line spans out.
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  • Hilarion
    The Witcher is an amazing game and I am certainly looking forward to this and I will buy it when it's released.
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  • christophmcchris
    Oh, this makes my day! I loved that game.
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