While they do often despatch pre-orders before the release day, you'll still get it at least a week after release, I estimate. If you're in a rush to play the game on release day, I recommend ordering the download version directly from www.gog.com as their version is 100% DRM-free and includes some exclusive pre-order goodies and a free game (choose one of five) from their catalogue (I recommend Gothic 2 Gold from that lot).
The disc version of The Witcher 2 does not require an Internet connection to play, nor does it require the disc in the drive, but it DOES require an active internet connection just once, when you first install the game. Good enough for me! The Hut's boxed version (Premium Edition) also includes some DLC and a coin.
Oh, what's the discount code for £2 off £20 at TheHut? It's MAY2
Edited by PenguinJim, 06 May 2011 - 01:34 PM.
Oh, linking to the ACTUAL DEAL would be an idea, PJ...