As you may know if you follow me around the Twitterverse, CDProjekt has been nice enough to provide me with a preview build of the Witcher 2 to mess around with. Better yet, they’ve said it’s a-ok to post as many screens as I like.

Just a few weeks ago, I posted 125 screenshots from the entire Prologue of The Witcher 2, (which I highly suggest you check out first) but that was only the beginning.

So, once again, with my visual settings on “Ultra” (“Uber” if you’ve got the EU version) and FRAPS by my side, I set forth to conquer the next section of The Witcher 2: Assassin’s of Kings.

It was not recommended that I do so, as in fact, keeping the game on “Ultra” makes for some hilarious visual bugs in this preview build.  However, if I play any game on anything less than ‘maximum’ settings, my PC and the three Nvidia GPUs contained within literally spit at me via my blu-ray drive. But I digress…

"Y U NO Play On Max Settings!?"

The stats on that glowing blue monstrosity above are as follows:

- Asus P6T Motherboard

- Intel Core i7 CPU 975@3.33GHz

- 12GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 Ram

- Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 / Nvidia GeForce GTX560ti (PhysX)

-1250w CoolerMaster PSU

- Asus VG236 23″ HD Monitor (3D Enabled)

- Windows 7 x64

These NEW screens cover the entirety of Chapter One of The Witcher 2: Assassin’s of Kings.  The story begins to branch quite dramatically by the end of this chapter, and in fact, I had to replay the end of it several times to take screens of different events that I’d not have seen otherwise. I’ve been strictly told not to spoil anything for you, and since I’m such a nice guy and a roleplayer at heart, I won’t.

I’ve also been told I can’t post any video yet, although I’ve already recorded almost 1TB worth. Yet, as soon as I edit it all and get it approved by CDProjekt, you’ll be the first to know. I do love you guys after all.

Due to the non linear nature of this game, for all I know, you may never see some of the images I’m about to present you with. The game can branch in so many different directions that there are literally entire towns and cutscenes (and even love scenes) you may never, ever encounter. I’ve played through the prologue of AoK twice already, and chapter one roughly 1.5 times.  Upon making different decisions, I attained different results.

Choice and consequence, don’t you love it?

Yet once again, I digress. You came here for screens, yes? Not to read as I blabber about my L337 PC and “What can change the nature of a man?”

So, here you go:

Due to popular demand, images are now in .PNG format. Take my bandwidth you sons of bitches!!

(I apologize for our archaic gallery system, the new RipTen will have a much better one ^__^ )

We really do need a better gallery system…

Stay tuned for my continued coverage of The Witcher 2: Assassin’s of Kings!!