Good news, folks. WB Games and developer CD Projekt RED have confirmed today The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is coming to the Xbox 360 on April 17, 2012 in North America.
The game, which easily secured itself a spot in our top 50 games of 2011, will come to the 360 will three additional hours of gameplay, as well as new story elements and an overhauled user interface specifically tailored to console play.
On the graphical side of the coin, CD Projekt RED was able to keep intact almost all of what made The Witcher 2 one of the most gorgeous games of last year. Essentially, The Witcher 2 is no mere port, according to WB Games; the 360 version is its own unique experience.
If you’re unfamiliar with The Witcher 2, here is the game’s synopsis, courtesy of WB:
“In The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, players take on the role of Geralt, a professional monster slayer who became embroiled in the political turmoil in the Kingdom of Temeria by helping to squash the rebellion undertaken by The Order of the Flaming Rose, and who saved the King's life by protecting him from a witcher-like assassin. A time of untold chaos has come as mighty forces clash behind-the-scenes in a struggle for power and influence. The Northern Kingdoms now mobilize and prepare for war. But armies on the march are not enough to stop a bloody conspiracy. Someone is hunting crowned heads and every assassination attempt intensifies the chaos.”
Finally, here’s the Xbox 360 version’s box art.