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The Witcher 2 Launch Event

Full report from the amazing live-action event that launched The Witcher 2 (plus: you can win a copy of the ultra-rare Dark Edition)

We’ll let you in on a little secret, often press events aren’t as exciting as you think they would be. We’ve been on many a set visit where we’ve seen little more than the inside of a mucky white room only to have minor celebrities wheeled out in front of us at random intervals.

Last week, however, we went to an event for The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings Enhanced Edition where we participated in our own live action Role Playing Game! After downing mead and rustic bread in a suitably medieval pub we were separated into teams of fours and began our quest. Our first stop: an audience with the King! Unfortunately it all went downhill pretty quickly when the King ended up poisoned and lifeless on the table.

The Dark Edition of the The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings Enhanced Edition (out now of Xbox 360 and PC) provides extra content that any person would want to get their hands on. Due to its high popularity, the Dark Edition is now very rare, having sold-out worldwide.

The Dark Edition includes:

GAME DVD - The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition. First DVD.

GAME DVD - The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition. Second DVD.

OST CD - Audio CD containing in-game music

MAKING-OF DVD - All cinematic materials related to the game, including trailers, dev diaries, gameplay footage, interviews and an exclusive, making-of video

QUEST HANDBOOK - The Witcher 2 quest handbook for both novice and experienced role-playing fans

GAME MANUAL - Rulebook and interface explanation to help players get started

STICKERS - Three Witcher 2-related decals

WORLD MAP - Map of the game world

WITCHER MEDALLION - A wolf’s head metal medallion on a chain

ARTBOOK Extensive documentation of the game's visual assets, covering concept art, cover renders and all the stories behind the art of The Witcher 2. Approximately 200 pages.

DARK EDITION BOX - Elegant, thick cardboard box with a wolf head to hold all Dark Edition contents

The winner will also get a T-shit and a framed print signed by the development team.

Pretty sweet, eh? And all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is answer the following simple question .

Jordan Farley
Jordan is the Community Editor at SFX and Total Film. When he isn't watching movies or sci-fi shows of questionable quality he's probably shooting men in space or counting down the days till the next Zelda comes out.