Earlier this year CD Projekt RED announced that Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be publishing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in North America when the game lands on PC, PS4 and Xbox One next year. At the time we surmised that Namco Bandai Games seemed like the logical choice for the game’s European distributor since the publishing giant performed this role for both versions of The Witcher 2.
Now CD Projekt RED has confirmed that Namco Bandai Games will indeed be publishing The Witcher 3 in key PAL territories including Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Malta, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands and United Kingdom.
“We’ve worked with Namco Bandai Games before, so our partners there know both The Witcher and the ideals that drive us as a studio. We’re convinced that they understand our vision for the game and that they will do a great job at letting gamers know how the game’s open world and great story are going to change the next-gen RPG landscape,” said Adam Badowski, Head of Studio, CD Projekt RED.
“CD Projekt RED has well earned its marks as a premier, innovative studio and it is with extreme delight and pride that we are today confirming we will be adding the eagerly awaited Witcher 3 to our line-up next year” said Alberto González Lorca, VP Third Parties, Namco Bandai Games Europe. “We look forward to being once again the European partner of CD Projekt RED, and providing first-class service to one of the most revered video game franchises as it is coming to next-generation consoles in 2014.”