Platform: Games for Windows
Release Date: Summer 2007
Developer: CD Projekt
Publisher: Atari Europe
The Witcher represents the pinnacle of storytelling in role-playing games, shattering the line between good and evil with a world where moral ambiguity reigns. In a beautiful, rich game universe created by artists first, technology second, the player becomes his own hero in an epic, action-packed narrative uniquely defined by his actions. Returning to the roots of the role-playing genre with a fresh and modern approach, The Witcher emphasizes story and character development in a vibrant world, while incorporating tactically-deep real-time combat like no game before it.
Immersed in a vivid but harsh fantasy world, the player assumes the role of a white-haired witcher named Geralt, a renowned monster-slayer-for-hire and master swordsman with superhuman strength and reflexes. While trying to regain his lost memory, Geralt unwillingly becomes involved in a world-shaking power struggle. Created to provide entertainment for both fans of role-playing games and those seeking fast-paced action, The Witcher brings together epic storytelling and dynamic, visually stunning, and tactically deep action.
Geralt of Rivia: a one-of-a-kind protagonist
o A charismatic and unique character, Geralt is a mutant swordmaster and professional monster slayer.
o Choose from over 250 special abilities correlated to attributes, combat skills and magical powers to build the character in a way best suited to tactical needs and style of play.
Original fantasy world drawn from literature
o Inspired by the writings of renowned Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.
o Featuring adult themes, less fairy-tale than typical fantasy, with mature social issues like racism, political intrigue and genocide.
o It is a harsh world where nothing is black or white, right or wrong, often forcing players to choose between the lesser of two evils to advance.
Non-linear and captivating storyline
o Full of turns, twists and ambiguous moral decisions which have real impact on the storyline.
o All quests can be accomplished in several ways and the game has three different endings depending on the player's actions and choices throughout the adventure.
Visually stunning tactical action
o Engage in complex yet intuitive real-time combat based on real medieval sword-fighting techniques.
o Motion capture performed by medieval fighting experts at Frankfurt's renowned Metric Minds studio, resulting in 600 spectacular and authentic in-game combat animations.
o Six combat styles, dozens of potions, complex alchemy system, modifiable weapons and powerful magic add tactical depth to the fluid real-time experience.