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Mod Spotlight: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The World of the Witcher in the hands of gamers.

Andrzej Sapkowski's fantasy saga upon which CD Projekt RED's The Witcher universe was built, consists of five novels. The legend of Geralt, however, began with a 1986 short story. Even in his very first feature, the white-haired monster hunter was already a complete and fully-developed character with unmistakable personality and demeanor. It's amazing just how well the debuting author managed to define the hero and his reality in such short form. This was 27 years ago. Two decades later, in 2007, the world created by the Polish writer came to life for millions of gamers, with the release of The Witcher computer game, in 2011 followed by The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, a game that--according to many game critics-- redefined the standards of world-building and storytelling in the RPG genre. The fantastic, yet dark and mature realm in which Geralt the monster hunter lives, opened up to all of us, and we had a chance to immerse ourselves in it.

This year, CD Projekt RED decided to take things one step further, releasing The RedKit, a complete free creative suit allowing modders to shape The Witcher 2 world themselves, tweaking the game to their liking, and even creating their own scenarios filled with danger, adventure, and that unmistakable Witcher atmosphere. A world that originated from one brilliant writer's mind, is now open to other people who want to play its god. Just a few months later, we have a collection of mods you ready for you to install and toy with (there are even 6 story-based mods, presenting whole new quests and locations!).

The game itself is available with special 75% discount, today only, on GOG.com. That's only $4.99 for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, until Thursday, December 19, at 1:59PM GMT. Be sure not to miss this occasion to experience one of the most succulent fantasy RPG worlds ever created, and maybe even give a shot at shaping it.

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