The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Dark Edition sold out in U.S.

It turns out Europe isn't the only part of the world that can't get enough of Geralt of Rivia. CD Projekt RED, the Polish dev company behind The Witcher series announced today that preorders for the "Dark Edition" of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is now completely sold out in the good ol' U.S. of A.

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360GamerFG2174d ago

Xbox 360, we buy and play games. Nuff said.

hay2174d ago

Yeah, 'cause Xbox has a lot to do with Witcher being one of the best RPGs this generation has to offer.

Stinky_Fish2174d ago (Edited 2174d ago )

Its a fantastic game sure, but when you dont make alot of an ultra edition and it sells out thats not a big deal

Its by far the best western rpg, but best rpg of the gen? nope all those choices are shipped from japan

KMCROC542174d ago

You do realise you statement is invalid, seeing as how he never said any of that. all he simply stated was that Xbox 360 owners buy & play games.

LightofDarkness2174d ago (Edited 2174d ago )

@Stinky: please direct me to which JRPG from this generation is better than The Witcher 2. I'll be waiting.

limewax2174d ago (Edited 2174d ago )

@KMCROC54 it was clearly a trolling attempt to say PC gamers don't play games. Don't defend trolls

@LightofDarkness it comes down to opinion, Witcher 2 was a fantastic game on my PC, but I enjoyed Lost Odyssey and Xenoblade Chronicles a lot more. Both of which really are fantastic JRPG's just as Witcher 2 is a fantastic WRPG

However the Witcher 2 has the graphical prowess, and is created by a rather small team, So I always give a lot of credit to CDProjektRED for their work, I just prefer a well crafted JRPG myself

Stinky_Fish2174d ago (Edited 2174d ago )

As was mentoned by light those are better, dragon quest IX is better, tales of vesperia-xillia is better, the world ends with you, disgaea 4, last story, 7th dragon 1, and many others I can think of LightofDarkness + 0m ago

@light of darkness

I would much rather have jrpg story cliche, than western rpg gameplay cliche which is becoming close to unbearable which is exactly what you mentioned, single player action rpg, in fact its not cliche anymore, its downright epidemic.........not to mention the world.......

The story is good but its no better or worse than the many many different kinds of japanese rpg stories weve seen in rpgs this gen

I mean even just this year in america weve seen so many different types of japanese rpgs, it would put any genre to shame in terms of diversity

I mean 13-2, devil survivor 2, tales of graces F, MK 2 are all COMPLETELY different........

And in april and march my money is spoken for with atelier arland 3, xenoblade and imports

LightofDarkness2174d ago (Edited 2174d ago )

@Limewax: Well, I'm playing through Xenoblade Chronicles now. It's a great game, to be sure, but despite its innovations and focus on gameplay (MMORPG style combat/items/dungeons), it has still yet to pull itself out of the tiresome JRPG story formula. A great deal of genre cliches remain, which I must admit I find disappointing. The Witcher 2 just felt more engaging overall, IMO. It had a more interesting and unique, mature story (not because of the boobies :P) and the gameplay was an excellent blend of CRPG dialogue trees and tough ARPG combat. There were no cardboard cut-out characters, no platinum-haired white-knight teenagers who have to save to world vs. the evil empire/ancient rivals, and no trace of the embittered enemies/civilizations learning to resolve their differences by working together. There were many human characters, no saints or ultimate evils, just a politically charged story in a well-realised setting.

I suppose it is quite subjective, but there is a degree of objectivity to it too.

I should mention that I was raised on JRPGs, but over the years I've been playing more CRPGs/WRPGs and realising what I've been missing out on. JRPGs just seem somewhat juvenile in comparison. I don't mean to sound elitist, but playing stories like those found in Baldur's Gate 2 and Planescape: Torment tend cast a poor light on their Eastern counterparts.

Stealth2k2174d ago

I like eastern rpgs better, I just find the variety, diversity, differentiation unattainable in any other genre.............

Not to mention eastern rpgs have so many amazing entries on so many platforms ds,wii, 360, ps3, psp, ios, ect

but this does seem like an good game.......

limewax2174d ago (Edited 2174d ago )


I definitely agree about the characters in Witcher 2. The mature theme is very evident and handled better than any other current game I thought personally. Generally the script for each character is perfect, along with the voice acting. I also do play a lot of WRPG's these days and was also raised on the JRPG genre.

I find the cliches of JRPG's still entertaining, mostly because the more juvenile story leaves a semi-light hearted approach to playing the game. Something I normally need in a long game. The Witcher 2 was not a problem for me as it is a very engrossing game. But for example, Elder Scrolls games normally tire me unfortunately.

As much as I love the worlds and amount of exploration, I always end up getting bored before I get to the intended target of that playthrough. Mostly because they are mature themed games, but never hit any high notes story wise and I end up tiring of the games after around 20 hours of a playthrough.

The light hearted approach I take to JRPG's tend to allow me to not need any high notes, normally I am along for the ride. In WRPG's I have a habit of setting goals I just never get round to attaining, which is probably why they are slightly lower down the list to me. Both genres I find to be my favorites though

vega2752174d ago (Edited 2174d ago )

"it was clearly a trolling attempt to say PC gamers don't play games"- i don't think he was refering to PC gamers with his comment. i think It's more of a jab at ps3 owners who claim 360 owners only buy gear,halo or CoD games and nothing else or i could be wrong.

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Rampaged Death2174d ago

It's sold out everywhere ! That chain looks awesome :(

Theo11302174d ago

Yeah that chain does look awesome, I already have the pc version, but I was thinking about buying it just for the chain, I don't even have a 360 anymore.

thechad22174d ago

ill sell you my version for $120

slavish2174d ago

this is good. im not surprise xbox games usually sell well!

KillerPwned2174d ago

If I had a xbox 360 I would of bought this but I own this game on PC and I can say fellas this game is honestly one of the best RPG's I have ever played in my life time. I highly recommend it to everyone.

vikingland12174d ago

Does anyone know how many hrs of gameplay? I have had this prorderd for just a few days now. Sadly though I didn't get the Dark Edition ( 100 dollars ) at gamestop .

KillerPwned2174d ago (Edited 2174d ago )

If you do everything your looking at around 40 hrs but this is the type of game that it can be different every time you play it. So you are not playing the same thing every time. I have played and beat the game 3 times with each time experiencing new things I did not experience in the last play through.

If anyone thinks Mass Effect has some deep decision making this game will blow ME out of the water. ( I do love ME too)

Another amazing thing is the support on these games is fantastic CD Projekt RED really support this game amazingly and the updates tend to be so big they make me come back and play the game again. Its not just error and correct they always add new free DLC. Now I do not know if any DLC that comes out for xbox 360 will be free but I hope so for everyone.

vikingland12174d ago

Thanks KillerPwnd you were helpful. I am also a ME series fan. So from what you told me I know I will love this game, I am psyched!

Simon_Brezhnev2174d ago


I've been telling ME fanboys that. The choices in Witcher series makes a huge difference even if its a small one.

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