In case you’ve been living under a rock and have never heard about The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, it is “One of the best role-playing games in years”, “One of the most memorable and best written fantasy video games you'll ever play”, an RPG “You can't afford to miss”, because it “Redefines expectations for an entire genre”. Today, the final definitive version of the game is made available as a free update jam-packed with new features, upgrades, and extras.
To celebrate The Witcher 2’s glorious return we’re offering the game with a 15% discount off the full Enhanced Edition price of $49.99, so it’s $42.49 for the next three weeks. This special promo lasts until 7 May 2012 23:59 Central European Summer Time. Additionally, The first game in the series, The Witcher Enhanced Edition, will be available for 50% off (that’s just $4.99!) until 23 April 2012 at 23.59 Central European Summer Time.
The Enhanced Edition of The Witcher 2 features new locations, like the underground system of chambers beneath Loc Muine and a temperate forest in the Loc Muine mountains. A batch of new characters is introduced to the Witcher storyline. All new cinematics and cut scenes expand upon the story, including a new three and a half minute pre-rendered cinematic depicting the assassination of King Demavend of Aedirn, created by BAFTA Award winner and Academy Award nominee Tomasz Baginski.
In additon to more than 4 hours of extra gameplay, improved graphics, new characters, locations, quests, 36 minutes of new cinematics, GOG.com has added the Witcher comic book, new game map, game guide, manual, and soundtrack to your free goodies list, simply because we love you.
Note: This upgrade is available to everyone who has bought The Witcher 2, not just folks who bought it from GOG.com. The upgrade will be free to download from now until a few days after the apocalypse, and is available through the in-game launcher. Note that for faster connections and better error checking, we strongly recommend that you download your new copy of the Enhanced Edition through the GOG.com downloader
In addition to all of this great stuff, we're also running a contest here on GOG.com! It's been a long time since our last fun contest, so we thought we'd challenge you to make a cool, clever, or humorous poster or t-shirt design about The Witcher, Geralt, or anything related to the setting that you think would look great on your wall or your self. This contest will be open all week (until 23.59 Central European Summer Time--which 17.59 Eastern Daylight Time) for you to come up with something clever and amaze us all. Attach your entry to your post--or else post it on an image sharing service and link to it in your post. Once the contest is over, the GOG.com team will look at your entries and pick our favorites to receive a free game of the artists' choice from our catalog!
Spread the word around and show us what you've got in a post on this thread! Happy 'Shooping!