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The Witcher 2 Xbox 360 Trailer Is Really Quite Awesome

The Middle Ages: They were simpler times, back when the "male hindquarters" equivalent of a high five was comedy fit for royalty. Yet as history tells us, every decent medieval comedy act was followed by a frost spell grenade, the destruction of a ship, and of course, the obligatory "assassination by decapitation" of said royalty.

Such is the crux of the Xbox 360 trailer for The Witcher 2. PC gamers have been exploring its splendor for some time, but for those like myself, owning what those in the business call "a glorified electric abacus, barely capable of running Qbasic," are left with only the 360 to whet our collective appetite for action, adventure, and polyamourous protagonists that are full of what the kids (no longer) call "baditude."

So for those hoping to follow the continuing adventures of Baron Von Sexy Geralt, but find your computer woefully inadequate, The Witcher 2 will be released on April 17th. In the meantime, be sure to check out the trailer! It's stylish, rather stunning, and most importantly, delivers an epicness of pants-wetting proportions.

7 Comments

Marcus said:

Please don't promote homophobic games.

Witcher is homophobic? Yes, it is, watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWWO_kV_RSo&t=11m56s

12thGay said:

Does the antagonist in this video have a name?

AJ said:

"Dethmold is a main character in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. He is the mage advisor to King Henselt and features heavily in the plot if Geralt allies himself with Vernon Roche. Dethmold is amoral and will do anything to gain power for himself and/or Kaedwen, including kidnapping Anais La Valette if Geralt did not join Iorveth in Chapter I.

Dethmold has no scruples when it come to kidnapping, execution or other socially frowned upon actions"


@Marcus: He wasn't killed because he was gay, he was killed because he was an evil prick.

If you think having a gay character as a villain is homophobic then by that logic every straight villian since the dawn of time would make its creator heterophobic.

The Witcher series is not known for its political correctness and there are very few likeable characters in the whole series. The main character Geralt is the biggest dick of them all. Most of the levels of the first game stayed within a moral grey area where NO choice was a good one and you often find yourself picking between the lesser of two evils.

With that context in mind, I don't think that one scene is cause to call the producers homophobic. If anything, I think they actively try to break any and all taboos that they can.

The character Roche (the killer) killed Dethmold because he sent the rest of his friends to their execution and allowed the King to rape the female of the group.

Marcus said:

Well, how many gay hero characters are there in Witcher? That would actually be taboo breaking for east european media.
It's completely different with straight people. People don't see one straight guy and stereotype in their head: that's how all straight guys are. And people don't hate straight people for being straight. This villain is clearly only gay to make him even more disgusting, evil and hated. How anyone can't see that is beyond my understanding.

MADCV said:

...I'm seriously going to buy this now because of that trailer...and the main guy is hot...

12thGay said:

@MADCV My sentiments exactly. He has a great ass. Great everything, really. :D

Limeade said:

What Marcus said. Well done. Witcher 2 isn't inclusive or tries to be inclusive-friendly to anyone but the cis white hetero dudebros wanting their babes and swords power fantasy. Even one of the sorceresses/anatonists, who fits the 'Psycho Lesbian' trope to the detail, and has sex with men -- because yeah, that's totally what happens, and she just happens to be into BDSM for extra fun, is given gory comeuppance, along with plenty of verbal abuse and/or potential death. Stuff like that in these games? Pass.

And girls who like girls who like rumble packs!

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