We'll hold our hands up on this one, we may have been a bit late with closing the last competition. So, to say sorry to our faithful community, here's a new competition...and we think it's a bit better than the last one.
The game up for grabs this time is an Xbox 360 copy of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Enhanced Edition. We just gave it full marks in our review, and frankly if you have even a remote, passing interest in RPGs, you'll want to give it a go.
All you have to do to enter is drop us a line in the comments and complete the following sentence:
The best way to assassinate a king is...
Easy peasy. We'll cast some votes on the most ingenious, most outlandish, most innovative, and most hilarious entries...and then we'll probably toss them all in a hat, or roll a twelve-sided die, or ask a robot. Maybe. Whichever way it goes, admin's decision is final.
In the meantime, read our glowing words on the game in our Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition review.
NB. Please use a legit email address when you enter, or we won't be able to confirm your victory should you prevail.
Competition closes Friday 20th at 6pm.
Collector's Editions are often nothing more than the original game dressed in a nice box, with a dubiously crafted figurine to gawp at. Pre-order incentives often just serve up a unique weapon, or a change of clothes for your character. Words like "lame" crop up fairly often.
But Amazon have secured a rather interesting pre-order incentive for the upcoming Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition, with all of their launch stock hand-signed by the developers at CD Projekt RED.Click here to read more...
Platforms: PC | Xbox 360 (tested)
Developer: CD Projekt RED
Publisher: Namco Bandai
My rig died a painful death around this time last year, an event that saw me nearly claw my eyes out and howl with frustration. A game I'd been looking forward to for months was just around the corner, and I'd no longer have a chance to play it. Tears streaming from my face, I handed Dave the review for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.
CD Projekt's famously adult-oriented series sequel was a critical knockout, beloved by RPG fans across the land for refusing to compromise; for delivering a game that not only excelled on a technical level, but dazzled when it came to narrative too, steeped in moral quandaries and branching story arcs.
Now, however, PC gaming casualties like myself, and staunch console gamers can rejoice. After a year of PC fans bragging about CD Projekt RED's masterpiece, us lowly console folk are getting a look in too, thanks to the release of the Enhanced Edition on April 17th, which includes the original game and all of its trimmings in their entirety, not to mention a complete overhaul of the controls, tailoring the game specifically to a console gamers needs, and slinging in a new intro video and some additional content as well.Click here to read more...
CD Projekt are adamant that you don't necessarily need to have played The Witcher in order to enjoy The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings Enhanced Edition when it releases later this month. However, if you're interested, they've released a short cinematic recap video that brings new players up to speed with Geralt and his monster-slaying shenanigans. It's highly spoilerific.
It goes without saying that you should probably ignore this video and play the original game instead, so long as you've got a half-decent PC. It's a cracking RPG, and will ground you in the lore far better than any cinematic can.
The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings Enhanced Edition will release on April 17th for Xbox 360 and PC.Click here to read more...
The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition has gone gold, meaning the final version is now in, and the game is ready to be shipped to stores across the globe, ready for its release on April 17th.Click here to read more...
Oh console owners are in for a treat with this one if all goes to plan. Like any good teaser trailer, there's a plenty of epic cinematic CG and in-game graphics, lots of snappily edited scenes of an epic nature, some nice swordplay, an epic 'Platoon-style' shot, lots of epic music, visions of an epic war and so on and so forth.
So it's pretty epic, then. And you should watch it, because we're really excited for this, and if you don't know why that is, you should definitely read Dave's Witcher 2 review.Click here to read more...
The Witcher 2 will be infinitely more than just a port when it arrives on the Xbox 360. Instead, the new optimised version is designed to feel like a dedicated Xbox 360 exclusive - and packs new content, quests and features on top of the expansive original storyline. CD Projekt Red have spilled the beans in a new developer diary, which you can see after the break.
Geralt will grace the Xbox 360 with his deadly, pasty presence on April 17th. We've got more details in our developer walkthrough.Click here to read more...
It's about time. After teasing us with a fantastic Gamescom showing, CD Projekt have revealed that The Witcher II is officially aiming for an April 17th launch on Xbox 360. As we reported, CD Projekt have spent the last few months ensuring that The Witcher II feels completely natural and native on Microsoft's console, as if it was originally designed for the platform rather than ported over. To this end, we can expect optimised menus and gamepad support, new content and graphics that promise to be some of the most impressive on the system. We could't be more excited.
The Dark Edition, which will be available from certain retailers, will contain a 'making of' DVD, massive art book, medallion and stickers. Pre-Order bonuses include avatar items, T-Shirts, key chain and a graphic novel.
Looking forward to The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings when it finally hits the Xbox 360 after months of speculation? Us too. Between that and Skyrim, however, we expect productivity rates to hit an all-time low. Thanks again to the Eurogamer Expo - which has been a dependable source of breaking news these past four days or so - we have yet more new info on the 360 version of the Witcher 2 for you, and a little bit of good news for PC fans looking forward to the 2.0 update.Click here to read more...
It did all seem a little too good to be true, didn't it? The Witcher 2, on Xbox 360, this year? It'll happen, just not so soon it seems, as CD Projekt have today confirmed the Assassins of Kings 360 port won't be released until 2012. Originally scheduled for November of this year, CD Projekt's ongoing legal dispute with Namco Bandai over publishing rights appears to have thrown a mischievous spanner in the works.Click here for more