Full report from the amazing live-action event that launched The Witcher 2 (plus: you can win a copy of the ultra-rare Dark Edition)
We’ll let you in on a little secret, often press events aren’t as exciting as you think they would be. We’ve been on many a set visit where we’ve seen little more than the inside of a mucky white room only to have minor celebrities wheeled out in front of us at random intervals.
Needs a good sweep.
Last week, however, we went to an event for The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings Enhanced Edition where we participated in our own live action Role Playing Game! After downing mead and rustic bread in a suitably medieval pub we were separated into teams of fours and began our quest. Our first stop: an audience with the King! Unfortunately it all went downhill pretty quickly when the King ended up poisoned and lifeless on the table.
The king is dead, long live the king!
Making our escape we dashed across London The Continent to seek the the Elven King’s help. He revealed to us there was a traitor close to the king, and that we should seek his wife for more information. Our next stop: the, er, washroom of the wayward beauty. She invited us into her bath but before we could even take our jacket off The Witcher himself dived into action to “save” us (*grumble grumble*)
You're dead, pal.
With the traitor in our sights we returned to the scene of the crime where he was in waiting. Armed with broadswords and daggers (which may have been made of foam) we slew the scoundrel and emerged champions of the day! All in all, most fun, and let’s face it, that would probably be one of the less eventful mission in The Witcher 2. But enough about us, the good news for you is, we’ve got a copy of the ultra-rare Dark Edition (already at around £100 on eBay) up for grabs!
The Dark Edition of the The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings Enhanced Edition (out now of Xbox 360 and PC) provides extra content that any person would want to get their hands on. Due to its high popularity, the Dark Edition is now very rare, having sold-out worldwide.
The Dark Edition includes:
GAME DVD – The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition. First DVD.
GAME DVD – The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition. Second DVD.
OST CD – Audio CD containing in-game music
MAKING-OF DVD – All cinematic materials related to the game, including trailers, dev diaries, gameplay footage, interviews and an exclusive, making-of video
QUEST HANDBOOK – The Witcher 2 quest handbook for both novice and experienced role-playing fans
GAME MANUAL – Rulebook and interface explanation to help players get started
STICKERS – Three Witcher 2-related decals
WORLD MAP – Map of the game world
WITCHER MEDALLION – A wolf’s head metal medallion on a chain
ARTBOOK Extensive documentation of the game’s visual assets, covering concept art, cover renders and all the stories behind the art of The Witcher 2. Approximately 200 pages.
DARK EDITION BOX – Elegant, thick cardboard box with a wolf head to hold all Dark Edition contents
The winner will also get a T-shit and a framed print signed by the development team.