'The Witcher 2' heading for Xbox 360 in 2011

Already a hit on PC,
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is to become an Xbox 360 game by the end of 2011.

The game, a complex medieval fantasy adventure based on a series of Polish novels, won't be an exact copy of the PC experience.

Instead, John Mamais of The Witcher 2's development studio CDProjekt RED, is calling it "a full adaptation."

After rocky launches for Test Drive Unlimited 2 and Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale, prospective players may be wary of another Atari-labeled product, but Mamais, an executive producer, is intent on calming any fears.

"I think everyone has had enough of ports rushed to different platforms, so we really don't want to follow this path. As always, quality and the players' experience are paramount."

There's little doubting the credentials of CDProjekt RED after the rapturous reception given to The Witcher 2's PC excursion, but high quality will be essential if it's to stand out in a crowded fantasy genre come year end.

Dark Souls is set for early October, with The Elder Scrolls IV: Skyrim out in November - both are subject to high levels of expectation and excitement.

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