CDProjekt Red's critically acclaimed RPG The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
was confirmed to be coming to Xbox 360
back in June, with Atari replacing Namco Bandai as the publisher for the adaptation to console. Few details have been released bar the assurance that this will not simply be a port, but will be fully adapted for the new hardware. With that in mind, here is an overview of the game's premise:
A time of untold chaos has come. Mighty forces clash behind the scenes in a struggle for power and influence. Northern Kingdoms mobilize their armies and prepare for war. But armies on the march are not enough to stop a bloody conspiracy. Someone is hunting crowned heads.
Every assassination attempt intensifies the chaos, and might truly does make right these days. Cruelty and violence have become daily fare... Do you dare stand alone among the mighty forces that are fighting for power over the Northern Kingdoms? Do you truly dare?
Players assume the role of Geralt of Rivia, one of the last remaining witchers. Geralt has been charged with protecting the King Foltest, ruler of Temeria, as he attempts to bring peace to the state and crush the political turmoil that thrives now. All that remains now is to pacify the rebellious castle of Baroness La Valette. But will Geralt be able to fulfil his own personal quest, and discover the origin and identity of the mysterious witcher-like assassin?
After a delay caused by legal issues over distribution
, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
is now due to be released in Q1 2012.