The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition Released
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CD Projekt RED has announced the Mac release of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition. The fantasy RPG sequel to The Witcher is based on the writings of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, and follows the continuing adventures of the monster slayer known as Geralt.
The player is Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster slayer, a witcher. Entangled in the political turmoil that engulfed Temeria, Geralt helped quell the rebellion of the Order of the Flaming Rose. Soon after, he saved King Foltestís life when the monarch was attacked by a witcher-like assassin. He continues to protect the king, serving as his bodyguard as Foltest strives to bring peace to his kingdom. The Orderís last bastions have yielded to the royal army, yet one more task remains - the Baroness La Valette announced her secession from the realm, and her fortress must be taken. A month after the attempted assassination, Foltestís armies stand at the gates of La Valette Castle, preparing for a final assault. Still at Foltestís side, Geralt is among them, unable to begin his personal quest to discover the mysterious assassinís origin and identityÖThe Witcher 2 is available now for $29.99 (USD).
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Thanks to the new, ultra-modern REDengine, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings features both beautiful graphics and sophisticated in-game mechanics, drawing players into the most lively and believable world ever created in a video game.
Defining new standards for realistic, non-linear game narration, The Witcher 2 spins a mature, thought-provoking tale to produce one of the most complex and unique RPGs ever released on consoles. In addition to its epic story, the game features a complex combat system that uniquely combines dynamic action and tactical depth.
Enhanced Edition features:Compared to the initial award winning PC release, the Enhanced Edition features lots of new and exciting content:
Additional hours of gameplay: New major adventures set in previously unseen locations, expanding the story and introducing new characters, mysteries and monsters.
New Game Introduction and cinematics: All new animations and cut scenes, including a new, three and a half minute pre-rendered cinematic depicting the assassination of King Demavend of Aedirn.
BAFTA Award winner and Academy Award nominee Tomasz Baginski brings this key historical event to life, setting the stage for the story told in The Witcher 2.
All of the up-to-date DLC and improvements introduced in the 2.0 version of the PC game, including:
- Arena Mode Ė an arcade mode that allows players to fight against endless waves of enemies and test their combat skills. Players can share their results with their friends by uploading high scores to the forums or to Facebook .
- A new, extensive tutorial system - allows gamers to be gradually and smoothly immersed in the game world and Geraltís adventures.
- Dark Mode Ė a difficulty level designed for hardcore players, with unique dark-themed items. At this difficulty level, even greater emphasis is placed on battle preparation, defensive maneuvers and opportunistic attacking.
Official soundtrack in MP3 format.
World Map - A map of the game's world.
Quest Handbook - The Witcher 2 quest handbook for both novice and experienced role-playing fans.
Game Manual - A rulebook and interface explanation to help you get started.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS: OS X 10.7.5 or higher. OS X 10.8.0 or higher Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 4 GB RAM Graphics: GeForce GT 650M 512MB (on 1440x900, low), Radeon HD 5770 1GB (on 1440x900, low) Hard Drive: 25 GB HD space, Please note: Nvidia is constantly perfecting the graphics drivers for Mac Book Pro with the Nvidia 650M Graphics Card. Until they provide an update the performance in the game on Macs with 600 Series nVidias may not measure up to usual levels.
Recommended system requirements (Mac): OS: OS X 10.7.5 or higher. OS X 10.8.0 or higher Processor: Quad Core Intel Memory: 8 GB RAM Graphics: GeForce GT 650M 1GB (on 1440x900, low), Radeon HD 6970M 1 GB (on 1920x1080, medium) Hard Drive: 25 GB HD space, Please note: Nvidia is constantly perfecting the graphics drivers for Mac Book Pro with the Nvidia 650M Graphics Card. Until they provide an update the performance in the game on Macs with 600 Series nVidias may not measure up to usual levels.Patched to version 3.0
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