360’s The Witcher 2 delayed for polish, legal troubles

CD Projekt has delayed the Xbox 360 version of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings to early next year, the developer’s announced today.

According to the studio, the additional development time will give ‘more time to expand and polish certain elements of the gameplay,’ according to a statement given to Kotaku. The legal spat with Namco Bandai was said to be a factor in the decision as well.

In another statement to VG247, studio boss Adam Kicinski said: “The extra time will allow us to polish the title to perfection, so that the game offers an ideally balanced, fantastic experience to gamers. As the launch of the game approaches, we will be sharing more details how it will be released on Xbox 360.”

“I trust that despite the release date shift, players will be satisfied with what we are planning for them.”

The RPG now targets “the first quarter of 2012.” It originally carried vague ‘later this year’ launch window.