The Witcher 3 Release Date Broken, PS4 & XBO Copies Out In The Wild

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt will be officially released on May 19th but some stores in the Middle East are apparently already selling the retail version of the game, ahead of the official release.

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In case you missed the news, the version that is being sold is the censored version of the game, as confirmed by Rafal Jaki, Business Development Manager at CDPR. He details the things that they had to censor in order to get an official release of the game in the Middle-East in a post on the official The Witcher 3 forums.

I would not really call it a censored version. Yes we had to cover the frontal nudity, and turn down some gore, but this is not what the game is about. The Arabic translation is high quality so we would like for the Arab Gamers to try it out.

The countries that are set to receive this censored version include United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon.

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The copy that is featured in the image above is from UAE so it is likely the censored version. But we can see some of the bonus features listed which includes The Witcher Universe: Compendium, World Map, Wolf Head Stickers and Official Soundtrack.

The Witcher 3 will be out on May 19th 2015 on the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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Khurram Imtiaz

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