If you are like me and have not played The Witcher‘s first game but want to play The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (Enhanced Edition), you are in luck. CD Projekt RED has announced that they have taken steps in order to allow new comers to easily jump into The Witcher 2 without having to have played the original.
The Witcher 2 developer was so nice to publish the catch-up storyline which will provide all the necessary details that you need to know in order to dive into the sequel. Beware the spoilers for the game, full video below along with the press release and box art for the video game.
Official Press Release:
The movie allows players that haven’t had the chance to play the first Witcher game to know what happened in it. The game creators stress that this knowledge is not necessary to play The Witcher 2.
"The story of The Witcher 2 begins just after the events of the first game. But you don’t have to know the previous events, because the sequel has a completely new story and sends the protagonist, Geralt, east of Wyzima (the main location of the first game). There the witcher will meet some old friends: Triss Merigold, the poet Dandelion, the dwarf Zoltan Chivay. Those who played the first game will recall some of this cast. A few dialogs refer to the first game, but recognizing these references just gives a little more meaning. If The Witcher 2 is your first encounter with Geralt, you will smoothly enter the story. Those who know the first game will feel the continuity between the both parts," says Marcin Blacha, a story writer at CD Projekt RED.
The story of The Witcher 2 tells the story of Geralt of Rivia, a witcher. The history of his kind was explained in the previous recap movie released by the developers. As Geralt, the player will find himself deeply embroiled in a complex plot. After saving king Foltest of Temeria from an assassination attempt, Geralt continues to protect him as the royal bodyguard. The Temerian kingdom is internally divided - Baroness La Valette announced her secession from the realm and the king’s army is preparing for the final assault. Geralt is among the royal soldiers divided between aiding the king and unveiling the identity of the mysterious assassin.
For more information on the game, check out the official The Witcher website.