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The Witcher Enhanced Edition Released Today!

September 16, 2008

ATARI’S BREATHTAKING THE WITCHER: ENHANCED EDITION BLAZES ITS WAY INTO NORTH AMERICAN RETAILERS

Atari is reaching new heights as it ships today The Witcher: Enhanced Edition for Windows PC retailers across North America. The successor to The Witcher, which was billed by many as the BEST RPG of 2007 and won numerous awards and accolades, The Witcher: Enhanced Edition, developed by CD Projekt RED, is rated M for Mature and is available for the suggested retail price of $39.99.

“We have really listened to what the fans wanted and have their best interests at heart. The Witcher: Enhanced Edition has given us the opportunity to put their feedback into action as well as offer something totally new with exclusive content,” said Adam Kicinski, CEO of CD Projekt RED. “The Witcher: Enhanced Edition is truly an experience you won’t want to miss, packed with gameplay improvements and additional physical value. We believe that it is definitely the ideal game for fans of PC role-playing.”

Technical enhancements include faster loading times with improved combat responsiveness and precision. The enhanced version will feature two new adventures in the world of The Witcher offering hours of new content, as well as more than 200 new animation sequences, greater NPC (non-playable character) variety, an easier-to-use inventory and much more. Moreover, following feedback from fans, the English script has been re-worked, while extensive amounts of the voice-over has been re-recorded for the English and German versions -- all to deliver an even more immersive and involving story experience. All of the enhancements will be available as a free download to existing game owners via the game’s official website, www.thewitcher.com.

The deluxe package will also include:

  • Multilanguage The Witcher: Enhanced Edition, a reworking of the best PC RPG of 2007;

  • DVD bonus disc including the D’jinni Adventure Editor and two brand new adventures created by CD Projekt RED:

  • the D’jinni Adventure Editor: allows players to create or modify their own adventures in the world of The Witcher;

  • "The Price of Neutrality": the adventure tells the story of Geralt coming back to Kaer Morhen and finding a mysterious camp near the stronghold (featuring 3 new quests);

  • - “Side Effects”: the first ever release of this new adventure which focuses on Geralt's close friend, Dandelion, and his troubles in Vizima City (featuring 5 new quests);

  • Remastered “Making Of” DVD with never-before-seen bonus material;

  • The Witcher Official Soundtrack CD;

  • CD of original music inspired by The Witcher;

  • Instruction manual available on disc and a physical game guide;

  • Short story by Andrzej Sapkowski featuring new monster artwork;

  • A map for exploration throughout The Witcher ’s world.

Based on the universe created by best-selling Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher puts players in the role of Geralt, a professional monster slayer who exists on the fringes of a complex society in a fantasy universe. Taken as a child, mutated, and trained in the arcane ways of the witchers, Geralt is a reluctant hero, who nonetheless finds himself all too frequently in the heat of battles that are not his own. In this world there is no right or wrong, only decisions and consequences. The Witcher has already garnered worldwide success, having sold over 800,000 copies, and has received more than 90 awards and distinctions, including the prestigious "Best PC RPG of 2007" from IGN.com, Gamespy.com, PC Gamer and more (for the full list of awards, please visit http://www.thewitcher.com/community/pl/awards/ .

For more information about The Witcher visit www.thewitcher.com  and for more details about Atari’s entire product line up visit www.atari.com.

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