The Witcher Preview

GameSpot has dished up a preview of CD Projekt's The Witcher, after receiving a demonstration of the RPG during the Leipzig Games Convention.
In addition to his skills as a swordsman, Geralt will gain access to magical abilities as you progress through the game. Details on these are scarce at present, but during our presentation we got to see fireball projectiles and a spherical shield, the latter of which was shown only after we'd watched Geralt deflecting incoming arrows with his sword. We were also told about a magical trap ability that will let Geralt lay a trap that stuns enemies who walk into it, a telekinetic blast, and a mind-influencing power, but we didn't get to see any of these in action.