The highly anticipated sequel to one of the best PC RPG’s of this generation has been dated and will be shipping with more collectibles than you can put on your shelf – literally.

Behold the press release – Collector’s edition details below:

The Witcher 2: launch date confirmed! More hot news on the title coming November 18th during CD Projekt conference!

The speculation comes to an end! CD Projekt RED today confirmed the release date of the one of the most-awaited RPG titles of 2011. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is targeted for release on May 17, 2011. Release dates in specific territories may vary, and will be confirmed closer to the date.

“We’ve decided to move the launch date back a few weeks to afford us more time to polish the game” – said Adam Badowski, project lead at CD Projekt RED. “Of course, we know that players would like to get the game as soon as possible, so we hope that they will forgive us! We strongly believe that the extra time spent polishing the title will be well worth the wait”.

There’s more hot news to come during CD Projekt’s autumn conference, which will take place on November 18. What news, you might ask? Most importantly, there will be more detailed information about the approaching worldwide launch of the title, as well as the Collector’s Edition of The Witcher 2. Moreover, CD Projekt RED will present pre-order information from all around the world.

And there won’t be a lack of controversial topics! The developers will explain their philosophy with regards to DRM implementation in their titles and they will let us know how it influenced the edition of the game.

The conference will be transmitted online both for media representatives and players. In order to get the online accreditation, all media representatives are asked to contact tom@thewitcher.com. The transmission itself will start for both journalists and gamers on November the 18th on 18:30 CET (09:30 PST) on http://www.thewitcher.com/ and facebook.com/thewitcher.

But that’s not all – Gamestop has already detailed the collectors edition and it looks as if it’s going to be well worth your hard earned coin:

Here’s the lowdown on the collector’s ed. – yes, that’s a replica of Geralt’s head:

    • The Vernon Roche Commando Jacket, which is:
      • Available only in Collector’s Edition
      • Unique item, obtained through one of the early-on quests
      • Very valuable object, that when equipped noticeably boosts player’s sword-fighting abilities.
      • Customization-wise, one of the best jackets the player will be able to find throughout the game (especially for sword-related character build).
    • Two Papercraft Figures + Bonus
    • Cursed Coin and Pamphlet
  • Making-of DVD
  • Official Soundtrack
  • World Map
  • Art Book
  • Geralt Sculpture
  • Temerian Coin
  • Dice Set
  • 3 Stickers
  • Playing Cards and Rulebook
Well, I’m sold – I think Dan Landis would be happy to hear this news as well – he gave The Witcher at 10/10 in our 2008 RipTen Review
Stay tuned to RipTen for more news on The Witcher 2 as we get closer to launch.