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Platform: Windows 7

Rating: 4.0 / 5.0 (30 votes)

Released: 2011-05-17

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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings – Collector's Edition by Atari

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Brand: AtariCategory: Role-PlayingPlatform: Windows 7ESRB: Mature
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Description

The follow up to the critically acclaimed and award-winning 2007 RPG of the Year is back in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. The second installment in the Witcher saga features a thoroughly engrossing, mature storyline defining new standards for thought-provoking, non-linear game narration. Featuring an original, brutal combat system that uniquely combines tactical elements with dynamic action, control Geralt of Rivia as he seeks to discover the truth behind a menacing conspiracy. A new, modern game engine, responsible both for beautiful visuals and sophisticated game mechanics puts players in the liveliest and believable world ever created for an RPG. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Collector’s Edition Includes; The Vernon Roche Commando Jacket, Making-of DVD, Official Soundtrack, World Map, Art Book, Geralt Sculpture, Temerian Coin, Dice Set, 3 Stickers, Playing Cards and Rulebook, Cursed Coin and Pamphlet, & Two Papercraft Figures + Bonus.

Features

  • A truly epic, intense, emotionally charged adventure with non-linear game narration.
  • Rich, mature dialogue as found in Andrzej Sapkowski?s book series and The Witcher 1
  • New, improved system of flashbacks.

Editorial Review

In Brief

The second instalment in the RPG saga about the Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, features a thoroughly engrossing, mature storyline defining new standards for thought-provoking, non-linear game narration. In addition to an epic story, the game features an original, brutal combat system that uniquely combines tactical elements with dynamic action. A new, modern game engine, responsible both for beautiful visuals and sophisticated game mechanics puts players in the most lively and believable world ever created in an RPG game. A captivating story, dynamic combat system, beautiful graphics, and everything else that made the original Witcher such a great game are now executed in a much more advanced and sophisticated way.

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DEVELOPER: CD Projekt RED
Brief Story Description

After helping to stop the rebellion undertaken by the Order of the Flaming Rose and saving King Foltest’s life, Geralt became one of the central figures of political turmoil in the Kingdom of Temeria. Geralt continues to protect the King in the monarch’s mission to bring peace to his state. The last bastions of the Order yielded to the royal army. The only remaining task is to pacify the rebellious castle of Baroness La Valette, who announced separation from the Kingdom. It’s been a month since the attempted assassination of the king, when his army arrives at the gates of Baroness La Valette’s fortress in preparation for the final battle. In the meantime, Geralt, stuck with Foltest, cannot begin his personal quest - to discover the origin and identity of the mysterious witcher-like assassin responsible for the attempt on the king’s life - a quest that would answer many questions...

Key Features

  • A truly epic, intense, emotionally charged adventure with non-linear game narration. Three independent plot lines with several alternative events are dependent on the player’s choices and lead to multiple different game endings and several additional plot forks. This time gameplay time will be shorter than The Witcher 1, but more intense and packed with events.
  • A complex, realistic and mature story touching upon subject matter seldom seen in other RPGs, told in a manner that is understandable and attractive to contemporary gamers. We investigate the assassinations of the rulers of the Northern Kingdoms and follow Geralt’s personal theme, in which he’s looking for his own identity. Gradually we learn how powerful forces influence our situation and what role they order us to play.
  • Rich, mature dialogue as found in Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series and The Witcher 1, presented in highly filmic cutscenes and dialogues sequences, thanks to a new game engine.
  • New, improved system of flashbacks. Now the reminiscences of Geralt, in which we observe the link between our past choices with current actions, are realistically and smoothly woven into the gameplay.
  • Sex and eroticism will be introduced in a much more realistic, involving and mature way, thanks to which sexual relationships are presented more credibly than in TW1.
  • Unique, deep, consistent and rich game world established in a series of best-selling books by A. Sapkowski and recreated in the game to provide an incredible, believable story-driven experience.
  • Believable, true-to-life characters with their own motivations and goals. During our journey we meet ordinary men, soldiers, rebels, powerful mages, rulers and their assassins. Depending on our decisions we meet different game characters, and our relationships shape further actions in the game.
  • Highly varied, breathtaking locations, which thanks to the new engine create a cohesive, fully accessible world!
  • Rich, living world in which every character has their own way of life and unique occupations. Our actions modify the relationship with the game-world population and, in the case of the main plot line, open or close the possibilities of interaction with the game world.
  • Greater freedom of exploration to provide increased game realism and a wider range of new tactical options. Geralt will surmount barriers, jump over fences, scale walls and ascend rock formations.

Witcher 2 Collector's Edition Contents
Collector Edition Contents

GAME DVD
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings game DVD.

MAKING-OF DVD
All the cinematic materials related to game - trailers, dev diaries, gameplay footage, interviews and making-of exclusive video.

OST CD
Audio-CD with in-game music.

ETUI
Box with all the contents of The Witcher 2 Premium Edition.

WORLD MAP
A map of the game's world.

GAME GUIDE
The Witcher 2 strategy guide for both novice and experienced role-playing fans.

GAME MANUAL
A rulebook and interface explanation to help you get started.

PAMPHLET AND COIN
A physical representation of one of the in-game items.

PAPERCRAFTS
Two papercraft dolls - Geralt and one random character for collectors.

GERALT’S HEAD
Ultra-detailed head sculpture of Geralt of Rivia. Marble imitation.

ARTBOOK
Extensive documentary of game's graphical assets with descriptions. Including concept art, cover renders and stories behind Art of The Witcher 2. Approximately 200 pages.

DICE
In-game based poker dice (5 pcs.) together with a handy bag.

PLAYING CARDS
Playing cards (stadard 54 pcs. set) with in-game graphics.

CARDS GUIDE
A guide for all those that need tips and trick on how to win in dice and cards.

STICKERS
Three stickers with Witcher 2 graphics.

TEMERIAN OREN
One Temerian Oren, a fine example of King Foltest's currency.

BIG PAPERCRAFTS
Draug - one of the most deadly monsters in-game, now available as a doll for your desktop.

DLC
Roche Commando Jacket - one of the best character customization items to be found in-game. Exclusively for Collector's Edition.

BOX
Thick cardboard box with Medallion image, to hold all you valuable Collector's Edition contents.

System Requirements

Minimal Requirements:
CPU: Dual-Core, 2,2 GHz.
RAM: 1 GB (Windows XP), 2 GB (Windows Vista / Windows 7)
GPU: nVidia GeForce 8800 / 512 MB
OS: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7

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More Details

Publisher: AtariCategory: Role-PlayingBinding: DVD-ROMLanguage: English

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