A new short animation that summarises events that preceded The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, is available to view below. Please note this contains spoilers if you have never played the original.
The animation allows players that haven’t had the chance to play the first Witcher to know what happened in the game – and be assured that in order to play The Witcher 2, you do not need to have played the original.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, tells the story of Geralt of Rivia, a witcher (if that’s not obvious already) The history of his kind was explained in the previous recap movie released by the developers. As Geralt, the player will find himself deeply embroiled in a complex plot. After saving king Foltest of Temeria from an assassination attempt, Geralt continues to protect him as the royal bodyguard. The Temerian kingdom is internally divided – Baroness La Valette announced her secession from the realm and the king’s army is preparing for the final assault. Geralt is among the royal soldiers divided between aiding the king and unveiling the identity of the mysterious assassin.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings will be released for the Xbox 360 on April 17th, 2012 – look out for our review soon.