‘The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings’ Coming to the 360 In April

Screens, boxart, and a trailer mark the April 27th release of the dark fantasy RPG on the 360.

If I’m being completely honest, a console release of The Witcher 2 was something I’d virtually almost forgotten in the press of new releases over the last few months. But knowing that’s it’s carved out a spot in April (after a slight delay for polish), I’m back to looking forward to giving it a spin.

Developed by CD Projekt Red, The Witcher 2 and its predecessor have won enough awards and gotten enough good press that maybe it’d be interesting to see how the non-PC audience receives it. From the looks of the screens, the 2010 release has visuals that will definitely hold up on the 360, although I wonder if any of the content of the game has been modified for the platform. The press release notes that it’s enhanced with additional content so that might be interesting to check out even if you’ve already played its PC counterpart.

You can find the press release and story details from the announcement below:

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings features an engrossing and very mature storyline that defines a new standard for realistic, non-linear game narration. With a mixture of beautiful visuals and dynamic action, the game puts players in a living and believable world. The Witcher 2 on Xbox 360 is impeccably adapted for the console experience and delivers significant enhancements to the critically-acclaimed PC title. The game includes 3+ hours of new content and new gameplay and story elements, and marks the first appearance of the esteemed RPG on consoles.

In The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, players take on the role of Geralt, a professional monster slayer who became embroiled in the political turmoil in the Kingdom of Temeria by helping to squash the rebellion undertaken by The Order of the Flaming Rose, and who saved the King’s life by protecting him from a witcher-like assassin. A time of untold chaos has come as mighty forces clash behind-the-scenes in a struggle for power and influence. The Northern Kingdoms now mobilize and prepare for war. But armies on the march are not enough to stop a bloody conspiracy. Someone is hunting crowned heads and every assassination attempt intensifies the chaos.

Here are some screens from the game:

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings will be available on the Xbox 360 April 27th.

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