The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf Announced

CD Projekt issued a press relase this afternoon officially announcing The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf, a re-enhanced console version of their popular CRPG.
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After a website tease, a video leak and wild speculation, CD Projekt RED is pleased to announce The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf, coming to PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in Fall 2009. Atari is publishing the game in most of the world, with CD Projekt publishing in Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. A Russian publishing deal will be announced in the near future.

The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf brings console gamers the same acclaimed story seen in The Witcher, the PC RPG of the Year that won more than 100 awards and sold more than a million copies. The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf is built from the ground up to be the ultimate console RPG, featuring a brand new game engine developed in cooperation with Lyon-based Widescreen Games that delivers a new dynamic action-based combat system, beautiful graphics and lots of other features that take full advantage of the consoles' capabilities and controls.

(Console gamers don't want to be treated like kids; they're ready for deep story-driven games, and we think we're delivering one of the deepest console RPGs ever with The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf,) said Adam Kicinski, CEO of CD Projekt RED. (The only thing we're taking directly from The Witcher is the story; everything else is being created from scratch or significantly reworked to get us to our end goal of delivering the ultimate console RPG.)

(We're not about to dumb down our games for anyone. We want to give players the best games, regardless of platform,) added Michal Kicinski, co-founder of CD Projekt. (It's important to us that each game plays to the platform's strengths while treating our players with respect. That was our development philosophy with The Witcher and it's our philosophy on all three of the games in development at CD Projekt RED, including Rise of the White Wolf. Anyone concerned that we're going to somehow offer a shallow RPG or abandon the PC platform simply because we're working on consoles can stop worrying.)

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About CD Projekt RED
CD Projekt RED is the development branch of CD Projekt, headquartered in Warsaw, Poland. The studio's first release, the PC-exclusive role-playing game, The Witcher®, has won over critics and gamers with its refreshing blend of engrossing story and action-based combat. The game has sold more than one million copies worldwide and has garnered more than 100 awards since its release in October 2007, including PC RPG of the Year from such respected outlets as PC Gamer, GameSpy, IGN and GameStar. CD Projekt RED's 80+ employees recently completed The Witcher: Enhanced Edition in September 2008, and are hard at work on the console remake, The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf, as well as two unannounced projects. For more information about CD Projekt RED, visit

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