Sequel to the acclaimed 2007 PC RPG, The Witcher, now allows Xbox 360 play along as well A complex, expansive and mature adventure with a non-linear story in which every decision may have grave consequences Experience and exceptionally realistic, vast game world, teeming with its own life and distinct locations Spectacular, dynamic, brutal combat system featuring numerous tactical options such as, real-time interactive moves, ranged weapons, traps and bait and non-lethal attacks Exclusive bonus items available only in this Special Edition of the game Compared to the initial award winning PC release, the Xbox 360 edition will feature lots of new and exciting content. Additional hours of gameplay for the Xbox 360: New major adventures set in previously unseen locations, expanding the story and introducing new characters, mysteries and monsters. New Game Introduction and cinematic: 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. Upgraded interface, designed specifically for the Xbox 360: Game camera and targeting have been redesigned for the Xbox, and with upgraded pad controls, players will now be able to experience fully The Witcher 2's spectacular and thrilling combat. Enhanced Edition content: GAME DVDs The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings game on 2 DVDs. 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. The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings is a single player Role Playing Game (RPG), and sequel to the critically acclaimed 2007 PC game, The Witcher. Based on the short stories and novels of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, Assassins Of Kings continues the adventures of the Medieval monster hunter for hire, Geralt of Rivia. It is also the first game in The Witcher franchise to be released on Xbox 360. Game features include: hack n' slash and magical combat, a mature storyline, game development based on choices made during mission play and dialog chains, weapons variety, and graphics quality and control functionality on par with the PC release. In addition, the Enhanced Edition of The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings contains a variety of bonus items. See a complete list of these below. The Adventures of the White Wolf Continue After helping to stop the rebellion orchestrated by the Grand Master of the Order of the Flaming Rose, and saving King Foltest's life, Geralt, the most prominent of the genetically enhanced, monster hunting mercenaries known as witchers, has become one of the central figures of political turmoil in the Kingdom of Temeria. Geralt continues to protect the King in the monarch's mission to bring peace to his state. The last bastions of the Order of the Flaming Rose yielded to the royal army, with the only remaining task to pacify the rebellious castle of Baroness La Valette, who announced separation from the Kingdom. But the attempted assassination of the king has changed everything. With the king not safe, and his own loyalties in question, Geralt begins his personal quest - to discover the origin and identity of the mysterious witcher-like assassin. The adventures of the White Wolf continue in a true sequel to the events of the original game. View larger Use your special witcher abilities in battle against enemies of all kind and size. View larger Key Game Features Immersive and Mature, Nonlinear Storyline The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings Enhanced Edition is a complex, expansive adventure in which every decision may have grave consequences. Its intense, emotionally charged, nonlinear story is designed for mature players, offering over 40 hours of gameplay, 4 different beginnings and 16 different endings. In the gameworld of The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings player decisions impact relations with other characters and entire communities, and may also influence the political situation in the Northern Kingdoms. A Realistic, Vast Game World Experience and exceptionally realistic, vast game world, teeming with its own life. Explore numerous, highly varied locations, including the mighty La Valette Castle, the bustling dwarven mining town of Vergen, multiple border garrisons and fortresses, ancient forests, and the vibrant trading post and river port of Flotsam. Spectacular, Tactical Combat Spectacular, dynamic, brutal combat system featuring numerous tactical options, including advanced monster fighting technique. Combine real-time interactive moves like parry, dodge and riposte with combat based on RPG character traits to succeed in battle. New combat elements include ranged weapons (daggers and bombs), traps and bait, the magic Heliotrope Sign, as well as the ability to sneak up on and launch non-lethal attacks on your foes. Xbox 360 Specific Functionality To ensure the quality of play as The Witcher franchise expands to consoles. The game camera and targeting have been redesigned for Xbox 360, and with upgraded pad controls, players will now be able to experience fully The Witcher 2's spectacular and thrilling combat. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition for Xbox 360 Box Contents The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition game on 2 DVDs The Witcher 2 quest handbook for both novice and experienced role-playing fans Map of the game world Rule book and interface explanation to help players get started
After receiving a copy of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition for the Xbox 360, I decided to play the PC version of the game (my 3rd time through) simultaneously with the Xbox 360 version. I played 3 hours per sitting - 90 minutes on the PC version, 90 minutes on the 360. At least that's how I started. 18 hours into this grand experiment (and/or geeky lunacy) and 9 hours into each version of the game, I set the PC version aside and began playing the 360 version ..