Warner Bros. bringing The Witcher 3 to North America

CD Projekt Red and Warner Bros. agree to distribution and promotion deal for role-playing game in United States.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will distribute and promote The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in North America, according to the terms of a new agreement with developer CD Projekt Red announced today.

In a statement, CD Projekt Red president Adam Kicinski said the launch of The Witcher is "the most important event in CD Projekt's history" and called Warner Bros. an "extremely valuable partner" based on its experience and established position in the "crucial" American market.

Warner Bros. also published The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition in North America.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is currently in development for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC for release in 2014. The Xbox One version will feature SmartGlass support for inventory management and "character development." Sony has yet to disclose any PS4-specific features.

For more on The Witcher 3, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Biotasticmeat
Biotasticmeat

This game will be the best on Xbox One! Smart Glass integration FTW!

Accuracy158
Accuracy158

No thanks, WB is evil.   I'll stick with GoG.  ...Oh and PC Master Race FTW!!!!!!

vadagar1
vadagar1

great if fox saw a half boob in ME 1 and they went insane imagine if they see Gerald and triss having sex .....

witcher 3 does not go to north America, America comes to witcher 3 bitches

topeira
topeira

as long as WB dont make development and DLC decisions for CDR - they can publish all they want. when CDR make their own development decisions their games can be stunning and after TW2 i trust them completely - for their skills, honesty and business perception. 

radikel
radikel

Dark Souls 2 and Witcher-3 in first quarter of 2014???? Bye-bye social life :))))

LS-Chaos
LS-Chaos

Hmmmm.. I didn't know it was coming to PS4 lool cool though, maybe I'll try it now. Thought of getting Witcher 2 last year on steam but got Skyrim instead. Witcher 3 looks pretty good though, glad ill be able to play it :)

wexorian
wexorian

Stop wining about drm, CD projekt ain't making drm games lol they are against that things

gostor_lives
gostor_lives

i cant wait to see witcher 3's boobies... lol

Navardo95
Navardo95

I'm more interested to know that when will CDPR release a full fledged gameplay video....some articles say that CDPR have slowed down the combat in W3.

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

PC version will have the best graphics so fuckoff MS with your smart ass features and more that you will get.

shingui5
shingui5

@LS-Chaos 

you can get Witcher 2 for like £3.50 on steam when it goes on sale, which it always does. 

no reason not to try it really. 

shingui5
shingui5

@Navardo95 

slowed it down?
idk what to feel about this..... 

Tripwolf
Tripwolf

@DeViLzzz Best UI, Controls, mods, graphics.

PC - the way it's meant to be played.

/salute PC Gaming Master Race

Krokberg
Krokberg

@radavast @radikel TW2 and Dark Souls are probably my two favourite games, and I must say that I very much agree with you, good sir or sirine. It also seems like both TW3 and DkS2 improve on the previous games, while still staying true to the things fans love about the previous instalments, so my hopes are very high, indeed. Seriously, if those two games will not kick ass, there is no gaming god.

radikel
radikel

@Vojtass @radikel 

Don't remember where, but i seem to remember a first quarter release date. Still, could be confusing it with DS2 release time frame.

LS-Chaos
LS-Chaos

Not a bad deal but the reason I last year is because that's how long it's been since I've had a PC to game on. I do have an 360 but it's still quite expensive for me there so Ill keep waiting.

Krokberg
Krokberg

@shingui5I actually think it's a good thing. Slower paced combat allows the player to have more time to think, to use tactics and find ways to use the enemies' moves against themselves. They also stated defense will play a larger role, and here again the slower combat will make defense tactics more viable, as the game gives you time to actually block or dodge an enemy's attack.

Another thing they stated is that sometimes enemies will be honorable and fight Geralt one on one, which is another thing I like. Duelling can ofttimes be more exciting and skill based than fighting heaps of enemies. Dark Souls is a good example of how fighting one or a couple of enemies at a time can be a much deeper combat experience than just fighting ten guys at a same time that attack you so fast you have no other way of winning than mash some buttons and hope you'll make it.

I believe CDProject knows excactly what they're doing :)

benelori
benelori

@shingui5 

They slowed down the animation for some, and adjusted the pace of combat....for example you won't get instant rolling away from enemies, but you will get a slightly slower pirouette...all in the name, of having a more natural and consistent feel, with the rest of Geralt's movements...

At least that's what they say, I'm curious how it will turn out... 

Prats1993
Prats1993

@Tripwolf @DeViLzzz lol, UI, controls, pacing and overall gameplay in the Witcher games were fuckin shit. Of course the "PC Master Race" will have u believe the game is a masterpiece when its only redeming quality was its decent story and fantastic visuals. The Souls games on consoles are far better RPG's than the Witcher.

shingui5
shingui5

@Tripwolf @DeViLzzz 

Controls?

funny; to play a third person action game properly, you need a console controller. 
Analogue movements ftw. 

Navardo95
Navardo95

@Tripwolf @DeViLzzz PC gaming "master race" ? Like seriously mate.....everytime someone says those words its hard to not see them as a couch potato cave dweller.. xD

I do think tho PC will be better mainly because of mods but I also have Oblivion in my PC and only used a few mods....I can easily live without mods so I'll be going with the PS4 version.  

Vojtass
Vojtass

@RC-Sev @Vojtass @radikel Quest designer said that game will be released in Q4. It's on the video. It was recorded during Pyrkon, fantasy convention in Poznań, Poland.

LordCrash88
LordCrash88

@RC-Sev @LordCrash88 @Vojtass @radikel I think I'll give it a try. I know that the great times of Bioware are long gone but I guess it will still be enjoyable to a certain extend. Let's hope for the best... ;)

Krokberg
Krokberg

@shingui5 I also believe they mentioned something about stamina, which makes me even more happy. Stamina is the bane of button mashing, and the foundation of more tactical combat, where every move you make must matter.

Vojtass
Vojtass

@shingui5 @Tripwolf @DeViLzzz While I agree that TW2 interface was made with gamepad in mind, I still prefer mouse + keyboard controls. Combat is more fluid, because I don't have to use quick choice menu.

Acillatem1993
Acillatem1993

@shingui5 @Tripwolf @DeViLzzz That has to be the dumbest thing i have ever heard.