Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has struck a deal with CD Projekt Red, the developers of the Witcher franchise to distribute the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt through out North America for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Warner Bros. will be handling all promotional, advertising and distribution for a 2014 launch. The Witcher games are based on the critically acclaimed fantasy novels about Geralt of Rivia, written by Andrzej Sapkowski. CD Projekt Red turned these fantasy novels into three games: The Witcher (October 2007), The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (May 2011) and the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which launches sometime next year. Witchers are monster hunters who are specially trained and have their bodies altered at an early age to withstand the supernatural abilities they are given to fight dangerous monsters.
“The premiere of The Witcher 3 is the most important event in CD Projekt’s history. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is an extremely valuable partner for us because of their experience and established position on the American market, which is crucial to CD Projekt’s further rapid development. We’re very happy that our partners share our faith in The Witcher 3’s success and are ready to become fully engaged in providing promotion and sales support for the franchise in North America,” said Adam Kicinski, President, CD Projekt.
“The Witcher 3 is among the most anticipated games of 2014 and one of the most promising RPGs scheduled for release on next generation hardware,” said Kevin Kebodeaux, Senior Vice President, Sales, Americas, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “We are very pleased to continue our partnership working with CD Projekt on the Witcher franchise, which aligns with our goals to deliver quality experiences to gamers.”
I played the Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings at a friends house for a little while. The game requires a level of finesse, skill and patience I wasn’t willing to put into the game. I would rather brute force my way through hacking and slashing at everything and everyone. That makes a lot more sense in my opinion. What do you think of The Witcher games? Let us know in the comments below.