CD Projekt RED has confirmed the release of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings for Xbox 360 is pushed back until the first quarter of 2012.

Previously announced for the end of 2011, the Xbox 360 version of The Witcher 2 is more than just a simple port. CD Projekt plans to make significant changes and improvements for the Xbox 360 version.

One of the reasons for the delay is the ongoing legal battle between Namco Bandia over publishing the game in Western Europe, Asia-Pacific, as well as Central and South America.

President of CD Projekt RED, Adam Kicinski stated:

”We have decided not to withhold information and to tell our fans immediately of the Xbox 360 launch moving to Q1 2012. As we have stated many times before, The Witcher 2 for Xbox 360 will be an adaptation and not regular port. The extra time will allow us to polish the title to perfection, so that the game offers an ideally balanced, fantastic experience to gamers. As the launch of the game approaches, we will be sharing more details how it will be released on Xbox 360. I trust that despite the release date shift, players will be satisfied with what we are planning for them.”

He also noted that The Witcher 2 for Xbox 360 will be appearing at Gamescom this year, as well as a movie about major DLC that will be apart of the upcoming unannounced update for the PC version.