While Warner Brothers published The Witcher 1 and 2 down under, and will be publishing the Witcher 3 in North America, CD Projekt’s Head of Studio Adam Bam Badowski said in a statement that Namco Bandai would be handling Aussie and New Zealand distribution of the series' latest title.
"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," Badowski said.
"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 the company was looking forward to the release later in the year.
"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," Noonan said.
"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 at some stage in 2014 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.