A fan of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s expansion pack Blood & Wine discovers a Game of Thrones Easter egg referencing one of the series’ main characters.
As many fans would agree, not only does The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Blood & Wine DLC bring loads of high quality gameplay with more than 20 hours of additional content, but it also contains its fair share of fun little secrets. As a matter of fact, the YouTuber going by the fantastic and fanciful name of FluffyNinjaLlama has discovered an Easter egg in The Witcher 3‘s recently released add-on that pays homage to one of Game of Thrones‘ myriad characters.
For those who wish to remain in the dark when it comes to The Witcher 3‘s reference to Game of Thrones, it’s best to stop reading right now, because spoilers are indeed ahead. That said, proceed with the utmost caution, as practically every detail beyond this point could potentially ruin the surprise of finding the Easter egg in the game, and might also sully the narrative arc for some fans of George R.R. Martin’s books or the HBO television series.
As seen in the footage below, Geralt of Rivia can be found in a pub in Toussaint looking to partake in the Gwent card game in order to obtain some stronger Skellige faction cards while a young girl reminiscent of Game of Thrones‘ Arya Stark pesters him with questions like, “Is it true? Is winter coming?” and “Do you know how to swing a sword left-handed? I do!” She even tells Geralt that she had a dream involving her being a wolf, as the writers for Witcher 3 give a nod to Arya’s warg bond with her direwolf Nymeria in the A Song of Ice and Fire lore. Plus, the non-playable character simply named “Girl”—no doubt a sly reference to Arya’s run-in with the Faceless Man—describes how her brother gave her a sword that she named Needle.
This isn’t the first time that CD Projekt Red tipped its hat toward George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series, for prior to the release of The Witcher 3‘s Blood & Wine DLC, the studio had a Tyrion Lannister Easter egg that alluded to the fate of the dwarf character should he have been placed in the action-RPG’s realm. With that in mind, it’s obvious the developers have an affinity for Game of Thrones, or at the very least understand the crossover appeal.
In any event, with Blood & Wine being The Witcher 3‘s last expansion, it’s safe to say that CD Projekt Red has packed out the add-on with plenty more hidden goodies. For instance, it was recently discovered that the studio honored the Dark Souls franchise with an Easter egg referencing the save points in From Software’s titles, so taking all of this consideration, there are likely even more pop culture allusions to be found within The Witcher 3‘s final add-on.
What do think about The Witcher 3‘s Arya Stark Easter egg in the game’s Blood & Wine expansion? Have you found any other secrets potentially pointing to Game of Thrones? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: FluffyNinjaLlama – YouTube