The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
will be upgraded to version 2.0 on PC with an automatic update on September 29, CD Projekt revealed today at Gamescom
. The free enhancements include a new tutorial system to train players on the game's mechanics, hopefully sparing the frustration of dying 18 times in the first 20 minutes of the game.
It will also add a "Dark Mode" difficulty, which is like Insane Mode but allows saving. There will also be a new "Arena Mode," an arcade-style survival mode that has you hacking and slashing through wave after wave of ever-more-hearty beasts. The update throws in 20 new tech enhancements that the devs didn't delve into.
CD Projekt also announced that the Xbox 360 version of The Witcher 2
, scheduled for Q1 2012
, will include all the DLC updates to the game, including the 2.0 version.