'The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings' Coming May 17

The Witcher 2

CD Projekt Red decided not to let "Marvel vs. Capcom 3" steal all the attention this week as far as games premiering release dates and special editions go. The Polish studio has committed to a May 17 roll-out date for their MMO "The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings," and though GameStop now seems to have pulled down the listing, Joystiq spotted a $130 collector's edition on the retailer's website. "The Witcher 2" was supposed to be out a bit earlier, but as most studios tend to do, CD Projeckt is crediting the need for polish for the delay.

"We've decided to move the launch date back a few weeks to afford us more time to polish the game" CD Projekt Red project lead Adam Badowski said in a press release. "Of course, we know that players would like to get the game as soon as possible, so we hope that they will forgive us! We strongly believe that the extra time spent polishing the title will be well worth the wait."

The collector's edition mentioned an in-game jacket that boosts sword-fighting abilities, a making of DVD, soundtrack, map, art book, sculpture and really enough trinkets to equip you for opening your own "Witcher 2" museum in your home after you've made the investment.

If you crave more information, the CD Projekt is going to be holding a conference on November 18 to discuss their plans. You can watch their Facebook page for further details.

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