Witcher casts a spell on US

RPG to be published by Atari in North America along with Europe.

Last September, Atari stated that it would be distributing The Witcher in Europe and Asia, but no news was given as to what its plans were stateside. Now, Atari has finally announced an agreement with CD Projekt for it to publish the action orientated role-playing PC game in North America, as well.

The Witcher casts players as Geralt, a monster slayer with supernatural abilities, in a world "rife with political intrigue, in which the lines of good and evil are blurred." The game is based on the world created by best-selling Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski in his novels. One of the boasts of the developers is that during the twists and turns of the plot, decisions made by the gamer will drastically change the outcome of the story.

The game, currently due for a Q2 European launch, will be released in North America this fall under the Games for Windows banner. For more information on the game, read GameSpot's full coverage.

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ktseymour
ktseymour

I have to agree with the people that want this game to come to the 360 but... on the other hand , Big'n hard needs to keep some games exclusive to the PC, and for heavens sake... actually do some marketing for the PC games market.

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

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epormada
epormada

Wow, I just looked at some pics of this game for the first time and it looks like this game has a lot of potential.

epormada
epormada

Crew_SK, because the 360 is awesome, it's Microsoft, and most PC titles get ported to xbox. i.e. Doom3 and Half Life 2 on original xbox.

Crew_SK
Crew_SK

this is PC only.. why does everyone talk about a 360 port?

cjcr_alexandru
cjcr_alexandru

Sounds cool, but even in NWN2 you can "change the outcome of the story." Well, not "drastically", but...

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

If this comes out on the 360 this is great news but if not I will have to get it on the PC. So I hope it comes out on the 360.

vamroc
vamroc

Great another 360 port waiting in the wings oh yeah bring it on.

Alcotamaysees
Alcotamaysees

Haven't seen alot of this game, so I'll hold judgement. @protoman. Different games man. Different genres too (I think.)

protoman170776
protoman170776

I finally know the name now. Is this the same game as bullet witch or r they talking about a different game.

protoman170776
protoman170776

Is this the witch blade(I think thats the name) or are they talking about something else.

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

I didn't even know this game existed until now.

FallenAngel
FallenAngel

Sweet, this game always looked pretty cool to me.

Darkstrauss
Darkstrauss

hmmm, well lets hope atari does right by this one. NWN2 was just about the only thing last year that spiked my interest, and though it was awesome, it wasn't as friendly to users as NWN was.... lets hope it all pans out and atari rejoins the greats.

FiZiKz19
FiZiKz19

sounds different...i'll prolly buy it!

fastpunk
fastpunk

Not many people are interested in The Witcher... no matter, I know it will turn out great!

ScreamDream
ScreamDream

Sounds good but I'll wait for the review.

LemonDefragger
LemonDefragger

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Homes225
Homes225

Yay Can't wait for The Witcher.

bamizhim
bamizhim

hmm this could be the next oblivion lol NOT haha no rpg has been able to top that,unless its wow...lol :D

Ondoval
Ondoval

The books of Sapkovski are imo better than the ones orf Moorcock and even George R.R. Martin, maybe at the top of the best fantasy books of all time -Tolkien included, but in much senses more mature and adult-. I love the atmosphere of decay in the novels of Geralt, and the strong sense of honor, ectics and rectitude of the main character, in opposition against the sense of amusement of his best friend, Jaskier. I can't talk today about the game, but I reriouslly recommend to read the Geralt's Saga.

gord_mose
gord_mose

I think it was originally using the Neverwinter Nights (Aurora) engine. Wonder what it's like?

datniccah187
datniccah187

i'm good on Witcher its not really my type of game. So i think i'll have to pass.

jknight5422
jknight5422

I'll probably be too caught up in other games too much to care about this one in the Fall.

kaziechameleon
kaziechameleon

looks interesting, a good action oriented fantasy role playing game, cool.

ldonyo
ldonyo

I've been following this title on their website for a couple of years and I'm very happy to hear that there is now a US distributor for it. I'm not as happy that the distributor is Atari, as their support for titles once they have been released has been sub-par, at best, to non-existant. What I would really like to see is English translations of the novels this game is based upon.

_Pedro_
_Pedro_

This game looks great. The combat system looks like it's going to be really cool to do.

Buzzlebee
Buzzlebee

Ooo...it looks quite lovely. Glad that the US will see it eventually. It's nice to see that the Europeans will get this awesome looking game before the US does. Usually it's the other way around. :D

makemeweak
makemeweak

Intriguing... I'll have to see it in action first.

kretyn
kretyn

great! this game is gonna rock!

u8nogard
u8nogard

Look forward to seeing this game in late 2007.

zeecorner
zeecorner

nice, ive been pretty stoked for this game...but not too stoked.

Lilac_Benjie
Lilac_Benjie

Been in development for a long time. Should be good.

grope2
grope2

Yeah, im glad to hear that they got it coming out for Europe soon. Certainly looks promising.