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The Witcher franchise has now sold over 4M units
Posted: 11.07.2012 18:18 by Comments: 12
CD Projekt Red has announced that The Witcher series, which includes The Witcher and the PC and Xbox 360 versions of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings have sold over 4 million copies.

According to developer boss Adam Badowski, "Im still amazed with the result we have achieved with The Witcher franchise. Many gamers on many platforms have been drawn to the vivid and complex world we have created. In the gaming world summer means a lot of great, hot deals. So if you still dont own the game look out for both retail and digital special offers."

The Witcher and The Witcher 2 are great, robust RPGs, that every true gamer should own, Badowski added.

A Mac OS version of The Witcher 2 is in the works for later in 2012.
Source: VG247

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By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jul 11, 2012
SirRoderick
Both excellent games if you ask me, something really unique about them. In no small part thanks to the fabulous source material.
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Jul 11, 2012
unsilviu
Too bad they haven't been translated in English. They have been in German, though, so maybe I'll try to read them that way...
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Jul 11, 2012
nocutius
Damn, I still have to play either of the two, there's always something else in the way to take up my time.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Jul 11, 2012
nocutius
About books probably.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jul 11, 2012
SirRoderick
He was reffering to the source material I mentioned: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Witcher

You know, the actual books? Why do people never know about books?

On a related note: An English translation of the Ostatnie życzenie (The Last Wish) short story collection, was published in the United Kingdom by Gollancz in 2007 and was published in the United States by Orbit in 2008. Krew elfów (Blood of Elves) was published by Gollancz in 2008 and in the US by Orbit in 2009, and Czas pogardy (Times of Contempt) will be published by Gollancz in the UK in 2012.

Looks like I'm going to do some digging!
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 12, 2012
herodotus
I tried playing through the first game, and while I was initially taken with the narrative, the graphics (bouncing boobs, hell yeah...ahem) and the conversation pieces the combat system had me fumbling and stumbling. I know it's been mentioned many times, and that once used to it it becomes easier, however it is neither intuitive nor simple to pick up. My first encounter had me so frustrated I have not gone back to it, but another go might be in order.
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Jul 12, 2012
danfreeman
Hero believe me it`s worth playing both games,or you could just go with the second one,the combat system in there is one click one slash,but both games are masterpieces in my opinion,if you like rpg`s these should be in your collection.
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Jul 12, 2012
unsilviu
Indeed. One of the main hooks for me in a game is atmosphere. It's why I love games like Mass Effect or Assassin's Creed(and I think I like the first one the best). And the rural areas in Witcher 1 are second to none other, they put you right in medieval Eastern Europe. And, of course, the whole of Witcher 2 has perfect atmosphere :P
Only the original Deus Ex can beat Witcher 2.
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Jul 12, 2012
SiyaenSokol
Even today still, I haven't tried playing one of the two games. I don't know whether I am missing out or not, because some people love it, while others don't that much, only one way to find out though.

Maybe sometime I will try the game. I've got the first one on Steam, so I better give it a go.
By PapVogel (SI Member) on Jul 14, 2012
PapVogel
I remember stumbling across Witcher 1 behind some other games at my local game pusher some years ago. There was no pricetag on it and alot of dust on it. I kinda felt sorry for the game, so I bought it and was blown away when I got home and played it. As Herodotus says, the combat system was a bit ackward, but I got used to it and could enjoy the amazing graphics, the story and be please that nothing in the game was wrapped in rainbows and pretty elves, it was dark and gritty, portraying a different type of fantasy universe than what you're used to.

I got the wither 2 by going to the CIC center in Camp Bastion when I was in Afghanistan, the guy in charge was a gamer too, and he let me download the game so I could play it when I was sent back to Patrol Base Line. And it was awesome, even with the heat down there :P.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Jul 18, 2012
FoolWolf
Good games and good source material as SirRoderick mentions. Can with a good and warm feeling suggest to each and everyone into fantasy to get the Witcher books and read!