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THQ to publish The Witcher 2 for Xbox 360 in several international regions

Justin McElroy

The Witcher 2 is coming to Xbox 360, and not since EA's landmark Skitchin' have we been so excited for a game with a made-up "itch" word in the title. But what of our friends in Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East? Will they have to live with an itcher they can't scratcher? Not if THQ has anything to say about it.

And it does. Because it publishes games.

The company announced this morning that it will be bringing the game to 360 in the aforementioned territories. We'd still argue that North American publisher Atari is a better fit for a game about prestidigitation (as its continued existence as an operating entity almost certainly required use of the dark arts), but we'll take what we can get.

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THQ to Bring The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings to Xbox 360 in Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., June 30, 2011 - THQ announced an agreement to publish CD Projekt RED's revolutionary role-playing game, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Under the deal, THQ, through its THQ Partners program, will market and distribute the anticipated title in Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East. The Xbox 360 version will be an enhanced adaptation of the PC game released to instant international acclaim and commercial success in mid-May. It will incorporate numerous improvements and enhancements, of which details will be announced in the coming months.

CD Projekt RED Studio Head Adam Badowski said, "Adapting The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Xbox 360 is a massive endeavor for us, and
we're committed to delivering one of the most complex and mature games ever to Xbox 360 players. We believe that with the marketing strength and distribution network of THQ we will be able to make the game an incredible success in Europe and around the world."

Tim Walsh, VP of THQ Partners said, "We are excited to work with CD Projekt RED to bring this unique role-playing game to Xbox 360 gamers.
THQ Partners' mission is to work with world class game creators who want to bring their games to market utilizing THQ's best-in-class
global distribution channels." For more information about The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, visit

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