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is the press release announcing The Witcher is now available in
North American stores. Also, in addition to this morning's release of the game
on Gamer's Gate, the game is also available for online purchase and download
directly from Atari
word on the game's availability:
NEW YORK, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/
-- Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR - News), one of the world's most recognized brands
and a third-party video game publisher announced today the North American launch
of The WitcherŽ, the first game from Polish development studio CD Projekt RED
and a distinctive PC role-playing game which delivers a thrilling story in a
unique fantasy universe alongside stunning tactical combat. The Witcher is a
Games for Windows title, rated M for Mature and available at the suggested
retail price of $49.95.
In The Witcher players take the role of Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster
slayer, who exists on the fringes of a complex society troubled by the kind of
problems more commonly found on the front pages of newspapers than in a fantasy
universe. Taken as a child, mutated, and trained in the arcane ways of the
witchers, Geralt is a reluctant hero, who nonetheless finds himself all too
frequently in the heat of battles that are not his own. His is a path he might
not choose to walk, but walk it he must, guided by his head, heart, and only
faithful companion - his sword.
"The Witcher is an unbelievably robust and exciting role-playing game that
offers an intense world, unbelievable graphics, and an incredible story-line,"
said Lawrence Liberty, Producer, Atari, Inc. "Atari is eager to deliver with CD
Projekt RED this outstanding game that strives to set new standards within the
Based on the fictional world created by best-selling Polish author Andrzej
Sapkowski, The Witcher is set in a unique fantasy universe where real-life
issues dominate a troubled society. In this world there is no right or wrong,
only decisions and consequences - consequences with which the protagonist Geralt
For more information about The Witcher visit
www.thewitcher.com and for more details about Atari's entire product line up
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||Ships Ahoy - The Witcher
||Oct 30, 2007, 22:19
|Warning to people with 1 gig of ram, during the cutscenes it will barely run at all unless you get another gig, A scene will begin, and you will hear audio, but you wont see anything, and then a still image will appear, and for pretty much the entire cutscene except for a few scenes you will be watching a slideshow, trying to figure out whats going on.
The gameplay itself will be fine, some pauses here and there but very smooth, but once the cutscenes start, good luck.