The Witcher 2 gets new CGI intro and cover art for Xbox 360

The title pretty much says it all, but we’ll elaborate a little bit nonetheless. CD Projekt RED’s RPG, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, which released back in May for PC and is quite enjoying the accolades received, will be made available on the Xbox 360 in 2012 after suffering a delay last month due to legal inconveniences with Namco Bandai and the need for more time to polish the game “to perfection.”

In the meantime, however, CD Projekt RED said more info on the Xbox 360 version of the game would be released eventually, and true to its words, here we are. A fresh announcement brings word of Oscar nominee and BAFTA award-winning animator Tomasz Baginski directing a new, 4-minute long CGI intro for the Xbox 360 version of The Witcher 2.

“The CGI Intro for The Witcher 2 will have different flavor than the one known from the first Witcher game,” explains Baginski. “In Witcher 1 we have quite an intimate story which practically consists of only 2 main characters. The Intro told a part of the first short story about Geralt of Rivia ever written by the author Andrzej Sapkowski and was not directly connected with the game itself. For us it was also kind of a tribute to the author.  Today, we have a different situation. Some shots seen in the Xbox trailers show that this time we went into different direction. We have very spectacular and epic scenes strictly connected with the events from the game and its subtitle. I won’t reveal more in order to not spoil watching it when the game comes out.”

This intro will be adapted to the PC version as well, in an upcoming update. Additionally, a new cover art will be plastered onto Xbox 360 cases of The Witcher 2.

Expect more info to become available between now and the game’s launch in Q1 2012.