A steady trickle of Witcher 2 information has been spilling out of CD Projekt and sloshing around like one of Geralt’s dubious alchemy mixtures.

In administrative distribution news, it’s been announced today that Namco-Bandai will be bringing the Witcher 2 to Europe, The Middle East, Africa and Asian Pacific regions of the world.

This isn’t a huge surprise, as a few more snippets of information about the title emerged from the recent Namco-Bandai press event in Barcelona last week. A preview at German site Gamona.de, for example, has offered the intriguing sentence “rodeo riding in a Quicktime-sequence on an octopus.”

Admittedly, that’s via google translation.Putting our translation interpretation glasses on, it seems that despite being an essentially linear RPG, the scope of the game gives it open-world feel. We hope this won’t mean too much pointless wandering about; but if VG247’s preview is to be believed, A-to-B “FedEx quests” have been ditched, so perhaps any exploration will be suitably focused.

As well as a mention of the dreaded quicktime events, Gamona seems to suggest that a console release for the title is inevitable. They cite sequences that appear geared towards console button-pressing and fully integrated gamepad support. In response, CD Projekt has said “maybe” to enquiries about a console release.

According to Gamona, the Witcher 2 is also looking just as “rough, uncouth, vulgar, brutal, erotic” as the original.

Finally, the official site has been gradually unveiling renders and sketches of some returning Witcher favourites which you can cast an eye over below.     

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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