It was 2003 when Poland-based CD Projekt's internal Red Studio announced their first project, The Witcher. In the intervening years, the action role-playing game based on Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski's eponymous work has been shown on numerous occasions. However, it wasn't until Atari picked up the distribution rights first in Europe, and then in North America, that the game's actual release seemed to be drawing near.
Today, Atari announced that development on The Witcher has finally wrapped. The game will begin working its magic on PCs in North America on October 30 and in Europe on October 26. Assuming the role of Geralt, a superhuman hero who possess uncanny sword-fighting and magical abilities, players can explore the world envisioned by Sapkowski while following a storyline rife with modern-day implications and issues.
Rated M for Mature, The Witcher will retail for $49.99.