CD Projekt has announced that distribution for The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt in Australia and New Zealand will be done by Namco Bandai. The company is also handling the distribution of the game in Europe.
This news does come as a surprise because people were expecting that Warner Brothers will be publishing the game as they did with The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition. However, they will be publishing the North American version of the game.
CD Projekt’s Head of Studio Adam Bam Badowski said:
We’re really excited to continue to develop our relationship with NAMCO BANDAI Games and, as a result, introduce The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to even more gamers across the globe.
Thanks to our shared passion for games and our partner’s understanding of what core values constitute The Witcher series, I’m confident we can make the launch of The Witcher 3 something really special.
Gerrard Noonan SVP of Namco Bandai Games Asia Pacific said:
CD Projekt RED is a world class developer that cares passionately about its games and its fans. We are therefore delighted and proud to again be their chosen partner in Australia and New Zealand and we are very excited to add the eagerly awaited ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ to our 2014 line-up.
The Witcher series is one of the industries most revered video game franchises and with the power of the new generation of consoles we expect CD Projekt RED will take the series to even greater heights.
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt is set to release in the fall of 2014 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.