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Atari signs The Witcher, coming Fall 2007
Game News - posted by Vault Dweller on Mon 5 February 2007, 16:25:29Tags: CD Projekt; Witcher, The
Tom Ohle was kind enough to let me know that Atari will distribute The Witcher in North America starting Fall 2007.
NEW YORK, February 5, 2007 â€“ Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR), one of the worldâ€™s most recognized brands and a third-party video game publisher, and game developer CD Projekt Sp. z.o.o. today announced that the companies have entered into a publishing agreement for The Witcher, whereby Atari will market and distribute CD Projektâ€™s upcoming fantasy role-playing game (RPG) throughout North America. The Witcher is scheduled for release on Games for Windows, the new brand optimized for Windows XP and Windows Vista, in North America in Fall 2007.2007 is looking better already.
The Witcher transcends traditional fantasy role-playing by throwing players into a unique world rife with political intrigue, in which the lines between good and evil are blurred. Based on the world created by best-selling Polish author Andrzej Sapkowskiâ€™s novels, The Witcher casts players as Geralt, a legendary monster slayer and master swordfighter with supernatural abilities and reflexes. The Witcher presents a fresh approach to traditional role-playing, blending an expansive, twisting plotline â€“ in which the impact of individual decisions can drastically alter the outcome of the game â€“ and fast-paced combat against a wide variety of foes. Using advanced graphics and physics systems, The Witcher delivers brutal action, multi-faceted RPG options and an intriguing story to engulf all players who dare.
â€œThe Witcher is a tremendous game that has been on everyoneâ€™s radar since CD Projekt began development,â€ said Jeremiah Cohn, Product Manager, Atari, Inc. â€œWith this publishing deal, Atari continues its quest to bring highly impressive titles to North America and we have our sights set on making The Witcher one of the most anticipated RPGs of the year.â€
â€œWe are delighted to begin a mutually beneficial relationship with Atari, a publishing partner that shares our commitment to delivering a top-quality role-playing game,â€ said Michal Kicinski, Joint CEO of CD Projekt. â€œWe are very much looking forward to working with Atari to bring this distinctive fantasy world that we love to a broad audience.â€