Soon, the Enhanced Edition of The Witcher will be released. Want to know more? Read on.
We fixed several thousands of bugs and made a wealth of improvements to the game, many of these fan-driven as we loved listening to our community:
- 200 new Gestures and Characteranimations
- Reworked fighting system
- Alchemical ingredients now have their own inventory satchel and can be easily sorted by main or secondary ingredients
- 80% improved area loading times
- You can now choose if you want the game to autosave or not
- New models for several important NPCs
- Recoloring of Monsters and generic NPCs so you won't come across the identical NPC twice
- Freely customizable language settings. Play with English sound and Spanish subtitles or any other combination. Ever fancy learning a new language? Now you can!
- Quite a few more improvements that you will be told soon ;)
Furthermore, the Enhanced Edition box will have the following content:
- Game DVD with Enhanced Edition
- Bonus DVD with two new Premium Adventures (Side Effect and The Price of Neutrality) and an overhauled D'jinni Adventure Editor
- 'Making of' DVD
- 'Inspired by' Music CD
- Music CD with 29 Soundtracks found in game
- All improved game manual
- Official strategy guide
- Overview map of the World of the Witcher on high quality paper
- Short story (The Last Wish) by Andrzej Sapkowski, the author of The Witcher
This updateversion will be available free of charge for current registered game owners. The download will be approximately 900 megabytes for the update alone and 400-600 megabytes for each additional language pack you would like. The extras included in the boxed version will all be available as digitalized versions as well.
As a special note, the German version of the game has been completely overhauled with new voice actors, so it sounds completely different!
New information as of today (04.09.2008):
TWEE_Upgrade.exe 930 MB
TWEE_adventure_Side_Effect.exe 301 MB
TWEE_adventure_The_Price_of_Neutrality.exe 320 MB
TWEE_Czech_language_pack.exe 523 MB
TWEE_English_language_pack.exe 472 MB
TWEE_France_language_pack.exe 461 MB
TWEE_German_language_pack.exe 573 MB
TWEE_Hungarian_language_pack.exe 563 MB
TWEE_Italian_language_pack.exe 542 MB
TWEE_Polish_language_pack.exe 605 MB
TWEE_Russian_language_pack.exe 674 MB
TWEE_Spanish_language_pack.exe 446 MB
The minimum download will be the Upgrade with your current language version. In addition, you can then choose all the other optional content for which sizes are not yet known, but I shall keep you posted.
Oh, and all savegames will be compatible with the EE, so you don't need to start over, though it is recommended so you don't miss out some great new dialogues ;)