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Spike Chunsoft to Publish The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in Japan

CD Projekt RED, the creators of the story-driven, open world fantasy RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, would like to announce its publishing partnership with Spike Chunsoft. With its established position in the Japanese market and its deep understanding of the core values CD Projekt RED represents, Spike Chunsoft will help The Witcher 3 reach Japanese gamers on next-generation consoles.

Spike Chunsoft did an amazing job launching The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings for Xbox 360 in the Japanese market, which is why wersquo;re very excited to announce the continuation of our partnership. Wersquo;re thrilled that they see the same potential we do in the open world and novel-quality narrative we aim to deliver with The Witcher 3 and are willing to partner with us to launch the game on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, said Michal Nowakowski, Vice President of Business Development and Member of the Board, CD Projekt RED.

We're honored to have the opportunity to work with CD Projekt RED on the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in Japan. RPGs have always been a prominent part of the Japanese video game landscape. Although more and more quality western RPGs are now localized into Japanese, most gamers in Japan are still unaware of them. I strongly believe that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will redefine the western RPG for Japanese gamers,nbsp;said Satoru Honma, International Business Development Producer, Spike Chunsoft.

Spike Chunsoft will be responsible for the promotion and distribution of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft in Japan.

About CD Projekt RED

Development studio established in 2002 and based in Warsaw and Cracow, Poland. Creators of The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Both RPGs were praised by critics and fans, gathering over 200 awards and selling over 5 million copies to date. Originally a PC developer, CD Projekt RED has released The Witcher on Mac and The Witcher 2 both on the Xbox 360reg; games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Mac. The studio is now working on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the grand finale of the Geralt of Rivia saga. The game will be released in 2014 on PC, PlayStation 4 system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The developer is also working on Cyberpunk 2077 in collaboration with Mike Pondsmith, the original designer of the pen-and-paper Cyberpunkreg; futuristic RPG system in which the upcoming game is set. CD Projekt RED developersrsquo; mission is to take the passion they have for games and harness it to make the best RPGs in the world. Along with GOG.COM, the prime destination for the retro gaming enthusiast, CD Projekt RED is owned by the Warsaw Stock Exchange listed (ISIN: PLOPTTC00011) CD Projekt Group.

About Spike Chunsoft

Headquartered in Tokyo, Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd. is a Japan based publisher and developer specialized in console video games. The company has published some of the best-selling console titles in Japan deriving from the company's own intellectual properties, including MYSTERY DUNGEON and DANGANRONPA. The company is also known as a publisher of western games, partnering with a variety of western developers and publishers and publishing their entertainment content in Japan.


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