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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
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Blimey. Namco Bandai has released some screenshots of CD Project RED's upcoming RPG The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. They are absolutely beautiful.

A rig-punishing PC release last year, we knew the game was going to be beautiful. But these have me dribbling all over my keyboard. With a new rendering system, an improved camera, a new targeting system, a console-friendly UI and a bunch of bonus content, CD Projekt Red aren't messing around when they say this is the ultimate version of the game. 

Find a selection of screens below, with more in the gallery. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition is out on April 14th in North America and April 17th in Europe.




 
 

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Comment #1 by onidemon
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 @ 07:26:34 AM
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With the way it's looking it could well be GOTY........but will have stiff competition from ME3


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Comment #2 by Shikamaru FTW
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 @ 07:34:10 AM
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Sorry witcher but i believe mass effect will claim best RPG this year


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Comment #3 by metallicorphan
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 @ 07:34:38 AM
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well done CD Projekt Red,looks like they have done a fantastic job,i am very excited for this one


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Comment #4 by metallicorphan
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 @ 07:35:42 AM
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@2...yeah right,Mass Effect an RPG,don't make me laugh


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Comment #5 by Death shrimp X
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 @ 08:00:39 AM
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Looks great if the combat is at the same level i will get this


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Comment #6 by MustaPastori
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 @ 08:10:42 AM
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GOTY 2012 easily. I like how the choises actually matter, and there is no clear good/evil sides, more like different shades of gray. Something you can't find in Bioware games.

And yes, ME3 will be awesome too.


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Comment #7 by Slayinfool
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 @ 08:21:00 AM
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I'll actually wait till I play the game before claiming it's GOTY. I know, how silly of me....


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Comment #8 by Magus 0f Zeal
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 @ 08:23:06 AM
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I know nothing of Witcher accept that it looks to have great depth and is extremely beautiful. It could be RPG of the year. I suppose we'll see. The one thing I know about Witcher is that she will be mine. Oh yes. She will be mine.


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Comment #9 by Bronx
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 @ 08:40:55 AM
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this game is old how can it be RPG of the year?


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Comment #10 by Arron114
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 @ 08:42:48 AM
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@7 crazy fool!

3 screens shots and were screaming GOTY?


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Comment #11 by Magus 0f Zeal
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 @ 08:45:06 AM
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@7 Maybe they played on PC and are basing it on that. Who knows? It's definitely jumping the gun if they haven't.


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Comment #12 by RancidSkank
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 @ 08:50:24 AM
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Crazy talk, it's akin to claiming a new album is going to be the best collection of music ever made on the basis of the leaked track names.

People really wonder why the hype train ruins so many AAA game releases?



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Comment #13 by Wing X Custom
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 @ 09:02:09 AM
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@6 That's just not true. Try Dragon Age: Origins from Bioware. That game has choices not dictated by a good and evil karma meter. But ya I like what this game is doing for this Enhanced Edition.


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Comment #14 by strawberry
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 @ 09:05:32 AM
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ME3 will be as much of an RPG as my butthole is a bikini model... Don't be stupid. EA took Bioware's RPG's and pooped on them.

@6 no that's only recent bioware games. All bioware games up to and including ME1 and Origins had great choice system with some really difficult choices to do.


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Comment #15 by KuShNsTieN
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 @ 09:20:39 AM
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Not gonna be GOTY


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Comment #16 by Kolibri
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 @ 09:22:33 AM
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want it want it want it want it want it want it want it want it want it want it


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Comment #17 by Dervius
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 @ 10:38:20 AM
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Mass Effect 3 is an "Action-RPG", its a sub genre amd as such that ME has become more action-centric however it still maintains a hugely RPG sensibility and as such can still be though of as an RPG. Tell me how is SKyrim more RPG than ME?

OT, I've been waiting for this game for a long time. It has a maturity about it seriously lacking is most games today which only seem to feign it. Colour me excited.


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Comment #18 by Magus 0f Zeal
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 @ 11:14:43 AM
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@#17 I agree. A lot of games think because they drop some F-bombs they are mature. Not always but a lot of the time.


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Comment #19 by STONE DEVIL
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 @ 12:04:51 PM
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Who cares about screen shots? It needs to be written well, have amzing animations and have user friendly controls. Everybody creams themselves over screen shots, why?


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Comment #20 by metallicorphan
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 @ 12:43:40 PM
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@#19

sorry i was cleaning my pants after looking at those screen shots,what was the question?


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Comment #21 by Sean1234
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 @ 01:28:23 PM
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This and Mass Effect 3 are the current games I'm really looking forward to. Then of course Bioshock: Infinite later, but that's neither here nor there. This game is an amazing RPG, but I do hope that ME3 wins GOTY because Witcher 2 has already won many awards on the PC. Is it me, or does it seem like people are already forgetting that it is on PC. I have for the past few days, because I've been so excited for this to come out on the 360.


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Comment #22 by Liek50Ninjas
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 @ 03:23:58 PM
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Kind of cheating to give it RPG of the Year since it technically came out last year...


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Comment #23 by destro1021
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 @ 06:09:05 PM
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@17 Saints Row: the Third is more of an RPG than Mass Effect.


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Comment #24 by BBowles
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 @ 06:55:14 PM
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.....I don't get all the hype based on the screenshots. Nothing stands out to me =/ If anything, it has an extremely bland color palette.

I love all the GOTY votes already....and yet, come next January, this game won't be listed on ANY GOTY nominees list, from this site or elsewhere. It looks like just another mediocre hack n slash. Every video of gameplay for this I've seen has the main character taking 6-7 swings before any enemy (and there's usually several around him) takes even 1....enemies that don't fight back, how exciting.

I realize this was a pc game, and apparently a hit amongst this comments section. But usually, when people from other gaming consoles have NEVER heard of it, or its original title, it needs to do a little more than release 3 screenshots to win GOTY. Still interested in buying this, but I guarantee it won't make my top 10 this year...and I'm not sure I could NAME 10 games I'm buying this year.


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Comment #25 by gof22
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 02:25:13 AM
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@#19: The Witcher 2 has a well written story. I bought the CE when it was released on PC last May and I think it has one of the best stories I have seen in awhile.

OT: What is cool that CDPRed is doing is that they are also releasing the extra content in the console version as DLC for free for people who bought the PC version. I think that is awesome of them.


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Comment #26 by Dervius
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 09:02:26 AM
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@23 How exactly? While ME2 cut back pretty heavily on the character customisation and upgrades, it still had the epic story, felshed out charcter plotlines and conversational interactivity that hail it still as an RPG and probably the best Action-RPG out there.


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Comment #27 by Des
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 07:44:21 PM
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Only one comment about Skyrim, hahahaha. Shitty game was shit. Here's hoping this is legit!


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Comment #28 by ViNyLek
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 04:41:44 PM
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Weird, from where I'm looking it doesn't look all that amazing. I mean looking good, but definitely not Uncharted 3 or Rage sort of good=P


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Comment #29 by Doa1893
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 04:59:18 PM
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Looks awesome. Can't wait to play it.


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