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Atari Europe will publish The Witcher

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Atari Europe will publish The Witcher

Company News - posted by Ausir on Sat 2 September 2006, 16:41:57

Tags: Atari; Witcher, The

The Witcher, CD Projekt's upcoming cRPG based on Andrzej Sapkowski's books will be published by Atari Europe throughout Europe and Asia. Here's the press release:

WARSAW, POLAND– 31 August 2006 – Atari Europe and CD Projekt Sp. z.o.o. today announced that the companies have entered into a publishing agreement for The Witcher, whereby Atari will market and distribute CD Projekt’s upcoming fantasy role-playing game throughout Europe and Asia in Spring 2007.

The Witcher transcends traditional fantasy role-playing by throwing players into a unique world rife with political intrigue, in which the lines between good and evil are blurred, with players taking the role of Geralt, a legendary monster slayer and master swordfighter with supernatural abilities and reflexes. The Witcher presents a fresh approach to traditional role-playing, blending an expansive, twisting plotline – in which the impact of individual decisions can drastically alter the outcome of the game – and fast-paced combat against a wide variety of foes.

“The talented and passionate development team at CD Projekt has invested an enormous amount of time and love into The Witcher, resulting in a tremendous game that blends stunning graphics and engaging combat with an extraordinary traditional role-playing experience,” said Cyril Voiron, Marketing Director, Atari Europe. “We are excited to reinforce our commitment to delivering the best role-playing games in the world by bringing this highly impressive title to gamers in Europe and Asia and we’re working towards The Witcher becoming the RPG of 2007.”

“We are delighted to begin a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Atari, a publishing partner that shares our commitment to delivering a top-quality role-playing game,” said Michal Kicinski, Joint CEO of CD Projekt. “We are very much looking forward to working with Atari to bring this distinctive fantasy world that we love to a broad audience.”

The American publisher is yet to be announced. I for one hope it's not Atari.

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