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The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf (Polish: Wiedźmin: Powrót Białego Wilka) is a cancelled console role-playing game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 by CD PROJEKT RED. It was originally going to be released in Fall 2009, but as of April 2009, development had been suspended.

While it would feature the same story as The Witcher, based on The Witcher series of the same name by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, it would use a new engine, created in cooperation with Widescreen Games, and a new action-based combat system.

Like the PC original, The Witcher follows the story of Geralt, a witcher, who's a traveling monster hunter for hire gifted with unnatural powers.

Development history[]

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The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf was officially announced in December 2008.

On May 6, 2009, CD PROJEKT RED announced that work on the game is indefinitely suspended due to disagreements with its development partner Widescreen Games.


For the main article, see The Witcher storyline.

The game is centered around Geralt the witcher, who at the beginning of the game suffers from amnesia. He gradually learns that he was a very renowned witcher, and that he had friends and enemies almost everywhere who remember him but whom he does not remember. Through the player's actions, he will redefine those relationships and choose his path in the political intrigue that surrounds him.

Story motivations[]

The developers have often said that their main goal with the game's storyline was to give choices to the player where there was no clear good or evil, and where the player would have to choose the lesser of two (or more) evils.


The game used an entirely new engine and would have featured a new action-based combat system that took full advantage of the console controller.

As in the PC game, the player would have been able to make use of alchemy to create potions (used for a variety of effects), oils (to enhance swords), and bombs.



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