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April 27th, 2011, 22:24
Not surprisingly, given the long-planned May 17th release date, but The Witcher 2 has gone Gold. We received notices from both Namco for Europe and CD Projekt:
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Has Gone Gold
Highly acclaimed RPG masterpiece to hit shelves May 17th 2011

LYON, FRANKREICH / WARSAW, POLAND – 27. April 2011 – Namco Bandai Partners S.A.S. and CD Projekt RED are pleased and proud to announce that The Witcher 2 has gone gold. Both the Premium Edition and the limited Collector’s Edition are now in production. The game will be available for purchase on May 17.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is the eagerly awaited sequel to the award-winning, million-selling RPG that captured the imaginations of discerning players everywhere. It introduced a truly unique protagonist, the professional slayer of monsters, Geralt of Rivia, and defined a new standard for thought-provoking, non-linear game narration, with mature themes, significant choices that weren’t automatically good or bad, and true decisions that led to meaningfully different consequences.
The Witcher 2 builds upon these distinctive strengths within an all-new storyline filled with complex characters, captivating political machinations and intriguing challenges. It also features a new, brutal combat system that uniquely combines tactical elements with dynamic action. The proprietary REDengine, designed and built in-house to support the specific demands imposed by our complex, branching style of open-ended storytelling, also takes full advantage of the latest advances in graphical technology.
Additional information is available at www.TheWitcher.com.
Watch out for our hands-on preview over the next week or so.
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April 27th, 2011, 22:24
Have the system requirements been released yet? Their website is obnoxious.
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April 27th, 2011, 23:11
Weeeeeeeeee.

Not long until it get this one purchased and downloaded.
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April 28th, 2011, 00:15
DRM free option; release date being met - these guys really seem to know what they're doing.
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April 28th, 2011, 00:21
Originally Posted by badmofo View Post
DRM free option; release date being met - these guys really seem to know what they're doing.
While the core release day game is DRM-free on GOG it's been confirmed on their forum that all versions of the game, including the GOG version, will need to activate online through a client in order to receive patches and buy DLC.
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April 28th, 2011, 01:32
Thanks, Dhruin.
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Originally Posted by badmofo View Post
DRM free option; release date being met - these guys really seem to know what they're doing.
Just one correction the game was delayed once for three months so it didn't make release date.

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April 28th, 2011, 08:42
In physical shops I don't see any mention of collector version, ie there are pre order fake boxes but nothing about collector edition. I wonder if it will be well distributed as it was for The Witcher 1 that had the collector version well distributed.
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April 28th, 2011, 09:45
I don't think the stores are stocking the collector edition, maybe due to the price. In the US I noticed Gamestop does not allow preorder of the CE for in store pickup. You have to have it shipped to you.
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April 28th, 2011, 10:32
Amazon has the collector's edition with 99cent release day delivery.
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April 28th, 2011, 12:20
The CE price could be a stumbling block for some gamers, It's only natural to pay a little extra but never in a million years would i pay 80 squids for a game!

http://www.game.co.uk/Games/PC-Games…ectors+Edition
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April 28th, 2011, 13:42
Yeehaw. Bring on the monster-slaying.

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April 28th, 2011, 20:16
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but never in a million years would i pay 80 squids for a game!
No price for Germany : http://www.amazon.de/Witcher-Assassi…4014360&sr=8-8

I did pay - however - a similar price for a Collector's Edition : For the "Personal Edition" of Drakensang 2 … I assume this is one of the the rarest game version in the world by now … Especially since Radon Labs is gone now …

I would have *never* payed such an amount of money for a "normal" Collector's Edition, though ! - This was an exception, and it wil remain one for me.

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April 28th, 2011, 22:50
A mere £119.00 can get you a brand new sealed pack from Greece - is there no limit?
Someone somewhere will pay the price no matter how steep.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Witcher-2-Assa…item3cb73d1908
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April 28th, 2011, 23:07
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A mere £119.00 can get you a brand new sealed pack from Greece - is there no limit?
$198 when converted to American Dollars…That's insane.
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April 28th, 2011, 23:33
Indeed, there's an insane level in the game!
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April 28th, 2011, 23:35
I'd rather say the seller is a loony.
Or a scalper.
Or both.

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April 28th, 2011, 23:52
o.k no more after this one

An Ebay seller in Canada wants £126.00 plus a shipping cost £94.87 = total £221.36

Now that IS insane!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Witcher-2-Assa…item19c217df74
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April 29th, 2011, 00:38
I love me some collector's editions but I am getting the standard version of The Witcher 2. The CE just does not have anything worth paying that much for, I would feel like I paid $85 for an art book.

I am getting the Duke Nukem Forever Balls of Steel Edition though, for sure.
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