CD Projekt RED has released a new short animation, which summarizes events that preceded The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. The video is the part of the Enhanced Edition of the game, which will be available April 17th for Xbox 360 and PC. Be warned that the following video contains spoilers.
The movie allows players that haven’t had the chance to play the first Witcher to know what happened in it. The game creators stress that this knowledge is not necessary to play the game.
Marcin Blacha, a story writer at CD Projekt RED said:
“The story of The Witcher 2 begins just after the events of the first part. But you don’t have to know the previous events, because the sequel has a completely new story and sends the protagonist, Geralt, east of Wyzima (the main location of the first game). There the witcher will meet some old friends: Triss Merigold, the poet Dandelion, the dwarf Zoltan Chivay. Those who played the first game will recall some of this cast. A few dialogs refer to the first game, but recognizing these references just gives a little more meaning. If The Witcher 2 is your first encounter with Geralt, you will smoothly enter the story. Those who know the first game will feel the continuity between the both parts.”
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition will be available for Xbox 360 and PC on the 17th of April. On the 5th of April at 5 p.m. GMT CD Projekt RED will stream a conference, where they will reveal more details concerning the upcoming title.
Rumor has it that a nice surprise will be unveiled in this conference and CDPR will give away a free game. Our guess is that The Witcher 1 will be given away for free to all owners of The Witcher 2.
Stay tuned for more!
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