Award-Winning Developers of “The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings” Announce Triple-A RPG Based on the “Cyberpunk” Universe

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CD Projekt RED Studio Announced its Next Triple-A Game Based on Renowned RPG Designer Mike Pondsmith’s “Cyberpunk®” System

WARSAW, POLAND (30 May 2012) – During its Summer Conference today, CD Projekt RED Studio announced its currently-in-development triple-A game based on renowned pen-and-paper-RPG designer Mike Pondsmith’s Cyberpunk® system.
At the conference, CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwinski promised players that this game would have all of the hallmarks of the Witcher series that has made the developer so well-known and loved, and even more.

Their upcoming RPG will be designed for mature and demanding players who expect to be treated seriously, and the game will be richly detailed, non-linear, and with a complex and gripping story. This much is expected from the talented studio, but the new universe brings with it some new twists in their game design. Players will experience the world through their own, unique characters chosen from different classes – be they blood-thirsty mercenaries or cunning hackers – that they will equip with vast selection of cybernetic implants and deadly weapons. As in the Witcher series, players will face morally ambiguous choices, their actions influencing events in the world at large and the fate of the individuals they encounter.

Original “Cyberpunk” game designer Mike Pondsmith was at hand for the conference in Warsaw, Poland. “For over two decades, I’ve been proud to say that Cyberpunk’s been the gold standard of what it means to be a true cyberpunk game. And it’s been a huge success for me and our many fans, with over 5 million players worldwide. But over all that time we haven’t found the right team to bring our cyberpunk world to full digital life – until now. CD Projekt Red is the team we’ve been hoping for. Their incredible work on The Witcher and The Witcher 2 shows that they share the same dedication and love of great games that we do at Talsorian. I’m especially stoked that they want our participation in making this game a fantastic project that will live up to everything Cyberpunk fans (old and new) have been waiting for. Trust me – this game is going to rock,” said “Maxmike” Pondsmith.

This game will be developed by a new team at CD Projekt RED Studio, composed of veterans from the Witcher franchise. The studio will set new standard in the futuristic RPG genre with an exceptional gaming experience. The most important goal for this division is to create a game matching their vision, a game that corresponds to their high production values.

CDP RED Studio also made several Witcher-related announcements during the Summer Conference. The company revealed sales numbers for “The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings,” announcing that more than 1.7 million copies have been sold on PC and Xbox 360. Further, The Witcher 2 is expanding its markets. On August 23rd the Xbox version of The Witcher, published by Spike Chunsoft, will hit the stores in Japan, and the studio will bring “The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition” to Mac this fall.

CD Projekt RED also announced that it is looking for talented artists, programmers and designers to help create the “Cyberpunk” title. For job listings and details, visit

Going above and beyond the call of duty, CDP RED Studio has also offered a free digital back-up copy of “The Witcher: Enhanced Edition” (the first game in the series) to all PC gamers (over 2M of them) who already own the game or plan on buying it in the future, available now at

USA Weekly Video Game Chart, Week Ending 21st Apr 2012

USA Weekly Chart

Week Ending 21st Apr 2012

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Role-Playing
110,255 110,255 1
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360)
Activision, Shooter
35,231 7,954,642 24
Just Dance 3
Just Dance 3 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
34,197 4,659,404 29
Kinect Star Wars
Kinect Star Wars (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
33,038 360,206 3
Mass Effect 3
Mass Effect 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Role-Playing
31,491 1,221,971 7
Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
29,681 1,687,000 23
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
28,184 4,655,787 24
NBA 2K12
NBA 2K12 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
27,805 1,709,449 29
Kinect Adventures!
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
26,994 10,050,557 77
Zumba Fitness 2
Zumba Fitness 2 (Wii)
Majesco Entertainment, Sports
24,334 732,626 23
Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
22,607 1,033,390 23
Xenoblade Chronicles
Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
22,459 207,672 3
Dead Island
Dead Island (X360)
Deep Silver, Action
17,302 858,243 33
Mario Party 9
Mario Party 9 (Wii)
Nintendo, Misc
17,172 258,451 6
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure (Wii)
Activision, Action
16,864 629,790 27
MLB 12: The Show
MLB 12: The Show (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Sports
16,593 280,684 7
Zumba Fitness
Zumba Fitness (Wii)
Majesco Entertainment, Sports
15,968 2,489,699 75
Mario Kart 7
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
15,957 1,835,915 20
Major League Baseball 2K12
Major League Baseball 2K12 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
14,407 168,466 7
Kid Icarus: Uprising
Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
13,471 204,802 5
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
13,410 3,150,877 24
Super Mario 3D Land
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
13,238 2,335,850 23
Wii Sports
Wii Sports (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
13,153 35,731,354 283
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
12,967 11,596,190 127
Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat
Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat (X360)
345 Games, Fighting
12,070 12,070 1
Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat
Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat (PS3)
345 Games, Fighting
11,762 11,762 1
Battlefield 3
Battlefield 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
11,201 3,225,556 26
Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
11,072 3,728,369 208
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (X360)
Capcom, Shooter
10,694 357,108 5
Mario Kart Wii
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
10,670 12,472,158 208
31 The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout X360 THQ Sports 77
32 Grand Theft Auto IV X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 208
33 Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 25
34 Dead Island PS3 Deep Silver Action 33
35 Batman: Arkham City PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 27
36 NBA 2K12 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Sports 29
37 Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention PSV Nippon Ichi Software Role-Playing 1
38 Wii Sports Resort Wii Nintendo Sports 143
39 Wii Fit Plus Wii Nintendo Sports 133
40 Pokemon Black / White Version DS Nintendo Role-Playing 59
41 Mass Effect 2 X360 Electronic Arts Role-Playing 117
42 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City PS3 Capcom Shooter 5
43 Halo: Reach X360 Microsoft Game Studios Shooter 84
44 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 4
45 Kinect Sports X360 Microsoft Game Studios Sports 77
46 Battlefield 3 PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 26
47 Zumba Fitness X360 Majesco Entertainment Sports 75
48 Monster High: Ghoul Spirit DS THQ Adventure 26
49 New Super Mario Bros. DS Nintendo Platform 310
50 Mass Effect 3 PS3 Electronic Arts Role-Playing 7
51 Super Mario Galaxy Wii Nintendo Platform 232
52 Batman: Arkham City X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 27
53 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 24
54 Mario Kart DS DS Nintendo Racing 336
55 Final Fantasy XIII-2 PS3 Square Enix Role-Playing 12
56 Twisted Metal PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 10
57 Gears of War 3 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Shooter 31
58 Just Dance 3 X360 Ubisoft Misc 29
59 FIFA Soccer 12 PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 30
60 Borderlands X360 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 131
61 Just Dance 2 Wii Ubisoft Misc 80
62 Battlefield 3 PC Electronic Arts Shooter 26
63 FIFA Soccer 12 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 30
64 LEGO Battles: Ninjago DS Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Strategy 54
65 Mass Effect 3 PC Electronic Arts Role-Playing 7
66 Mass Effect 2 PS3 Electronic Arts Role-Playing 66
67 Red Dead Redemption X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 101
68 Devil May Cry HD Collection PS3 Capcom Action 3
69 Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure X360 Activision Action 27
70 PokePark 2: Wonders Beyond Wii Nintendo Adventure 8
71 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 4
72 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 24
73 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning X360 Electronic Arts Role-Playing 11
74 Country Dance: All Stars X360 GameMill Entertainment Misc 4
75 Mortal Kombat PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Fighting 53
76 Your Shape featuring Jenny McCarthy Wii Ubisoft Sports 126
77 NBA 2K12 Wii Take-Two Interactive Sports 29
78 Red Dead Redemption PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 101
79 Star Wars: The Old Republic PC Electronic Arts Role-Playing 18
80 Country Dance Wii GameMill Entertainment Misc 56
81 Nickelodeon Team Umizoomi DS Take-Two Interactive Action 25
82 Call of Duty: Black Ops X360 Activision Shooter 76
83 Super Mario 64 DS DS Nintendo Platform 387
84 Monster High: Ghoul Spirit Wii THQ Adventure 26
85 Just Dance Kids Wii Ubisoft Misc 76
86 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations PS3 Namco Bandai Games Fighting 6
87 UFC Undisputed 3 PS3 THQ Fighting 10
88 Resident Evil 5 X360 Capcom Action 163
89 Rocksmith PS3 Ubisoft Misc 27
90 Mass Effect X360 Microsoft Game Studios Role-Playing 231
91 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 3DS Nintendo Adventure 44
92 The Sims 3: Pets PC Electronic Arts Simulation 27
93 Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 PS3 Konami Digital Entertainment Sports 30
94 Batman: Arkham Asylum PS3 Eidos Interactive Action 139
95 Michael Jackson: The Experience Wii Ubisoft Misc 74
96 Rocksmith X360 Ubisoft Misc 27
97 LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game Wii Disney Interactive Studios Action 50
98 Midnight Club: Los Angeles PS3 Take-Two Interactive Racing 183
99 Batman: Arkham Asylum X360 Eidos Interactive Action 139
100 Uncharted: Golden Abyss PSV Sony Computer Entertainment Action 10

Source: VGChartz

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