The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
The Witcher 2 Assassins of Kings - Cover art.jpg
Developer(s) CD Projekt RED
Publisher(s) CD Projekt, Atari, Namco Bandai
License Proprietary
Series The Witcher
Engine RED Engine
Version 1.2
Platform(s) Windows, Xbox 360 (Upcoming)
Release date INT 2011-05-17
Genre(s) Action RPG
Mode(s) Single Player
Rating(s) ESRB: M, USK: 16, BBFC: 18
Media Optical Disk, Download, Cloud Computing
System requirements more...

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System requirements

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or similar AMD
  • RAM: 1 GB (XP) / 2 GB (Vista/7)
  • HDD: 8 GB free disk space
  • Graphics: 512 MB Graphics Memory
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c

Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz or similar AMD
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • HDD: 8GB (for game and 8 GB bonus content) free disk space
  • Graphics: 512 MB Graphics Memory * Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c

Supported Graphics Cards: Nvidia GF 8800 or similar ATI card


Plot

The Witcher 2 is set almost immediately after the first, and follows from the attempt on King Foltest's life which occurred in the final cutscene of the first Witcher. Geralt will once again face the mysterious witcher-like assassins, who appear to be connected with a character named in previews as the Kingslayer. The game contains contains many different paths and storylines, along with multiple endings. In a trailer, the Kingslayer is seen speaking to Iorveth, a human-hating elf. The Kingslayer displays a head which he claims belonged to King Demawend of Aedirn, and says that if Iorveth is prepared to help, more kings will also fall.

Characters

Geralt - You are a mutant, you are without question, unique. Yet this is exactly the factor that puts you in the same precarious position as non-humans who tend to find themselves impaled or hanging from nearby trees. First, there are relatively few Witchers that still walk this earth. Statistically speaking, therefore, you are far more likely to encounter an elf than a Witcher, such as yourself. And second, you possess a couple of rather forceful arguments: a solid sword and a simple set of life rules. The blades you carry are your lifelines. It, therefore, comes as no surprise that your ability to wield them appropriately when dealing damage to your adversaries makes each and every of your challengers re-assess their life-chances twice before engaging in combat with you. Ultimately, however, you are no saint and you do not care to save the world – you simply want to survive, whilst remaining true to your profession.

Triss - At first she was known as the owner of the most beautiful auburn hair; a promising, yet modest sorceress. Thanks to her wisdom and courage she has earned herself the title of King Foltest’s adviser and nowadays no one questions her position in magic and politics. The rulers take her opinion into account, and young trainee sorceresses learn about Merigold’s Hailstorm, a powerful spell which stopped the rioting in Rivia. Geralt could always count on her, together they defeated sinister Salamandra and stopped the rebellion of the Grand Master of the Order of the Flaming Rose. After the attempt on the life of King Foltest, Triss and Geralt once again work together. The sorceress can once more be with her beloved man. Against all adversities.

Zoltan - Zoltan Chivay is among the few who can consider themselves Geralt’s close friend. They met years ago and very much by accident, when Geralt, pursuing his destiny, was seeking Ciri, and Zoltan was looking for a fight and a chance to get rich. Amidst the turmoil of war, they saved each other’s skins many times, which transformed their chance acquaintance into a friendship that endures to this day. Despite all, Geralt values Zoltan’s friendship as well as the edge of dwarf’s battleaxe, mindful that it is always better to wake up with a splitting headache than to wake with no head at all.

Dandelion - The world needs heroes to protect the innocent from evil just as heroes need bards to ensure that their names are remembered, to sing ballads about their heroic exploits and noble, albeit dopey demises. Calling him the greatest artist among lovers hardly does him justice; calling him the greatest lover among artists, well... dozens of seduced women can’t be wrong. Dandelion has been travelling with Geralt for ages, he has a foul tongue, a jester’s sense of tact, and an ego the size of a small kingdom. These are the traits that would lead the two companions to the scaffold were it not for the swiftness of the witcher’s sword. Such is the price of friendship...

Geralt is main character. The three others are his friends. They were also present in the first Witcher.

Screenshots

Boss fight.jpg Triss fire.jpg

Videos

Trailer

Gameplay

Launch Trailer: Hope

External links

http://tw2.thewitcher.com/

References