Following the release date and the Collector’s Edition announcement, CD Projekt started today the pre-orders for The Witcher 2. With a “standard price and extraordinary content” phrase, as it really is, everyone will receive a lot of additional content since all versions of the game are going to be really special.
All digital editions of The Witcher 2 are called “Premium Editions”, and includes:
-Making-of: All the cinematic materials related to game – trailers, developer diaries, gameplay footage, interviews and making-of exclusive video.
-Soundtrack: Audio files with in-game music.
-World Map: A map of the game’s world.
-Game Guide: The Witcher 2 strategy guide for both novice and experienced role-playing fans.
-Game Manual: A rulebook and interface explanation to help you get started.
-Pamphlet: A representation of one of the in-game items.
-Papercrafts: Two papercraft dolls – Geralt and one random character for collectors.
Pre-ordering the game from GoG will give you instant access to all goodies and a Exclusive digital Artbook, while players pre-ordering from Steam will receive Steam Cloud support (Saves are stored on Steam) and Steam Achievements.
Both sites are having a 10% off pre-order bonus ($49.99 $44.99).
The retail versions of the game includes the same content as the digital Premium Editions, but there’s a Collector’s Edition with even more content! For more details about pre-ordering the game check the site: http://buy.thewitcher.com. The Witcher 2 is confirmed for May 17, 2011.