The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt Red officially releases the action-packed launch trailer for its action-RPG’s expansion known as Blood and Wine.

With the release date for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s Blood and Wine DLC being next week on Tuesday, May 31, the developers at CD Projekt Red decided to provide fans with an even closer look of what’s to be expected with the add-on’s mysterious story and fearsome foes by putting out a launch trailer for the forthcoming content. As is to be expected, The Witcher 3‘s professional monster slayer Geralt of Rivia won’t have an easy go of it, as he attempts to unravel a ghastly secret that involves a seemingly vampiric beast terrorizing the faraway kingdom of Toussaint.

Considering the fact that CD Projekt Red has confirmed that Blood and Wine will be the last expansion for The Witcher 3, developers have aptly named the DLC’s launch trailer “Final Quest.” With this being the case, it seems as if the studio has put together an add-on worthy of being a complete game in and of itself, with players being given a 30-plus hour adventure filled with “dark deeds, unexpected twists, romance, and deceit.”

As seen in the launch trailer below, Geralt is going to be up against plenty of intense-looking creatures, including barghests, giant centipedes, a massive golem-like enemy, and as the expansion’s title implies, vampires. As if the lush visuals, intriguing plot line, and veritable murderer’s row of bad guys isn’t enough to catch gamers’ attention, CD Projekt Red also decided to throw a blistering, yet incongruously-themed metal track over the footage to amp up the video even more.

Taking all of this into consideration, with CD Projekt Red’s co-founder Marcin Iwinski recently declaring that The Witcher 3‘s Blood and Wine marks the end of the franchise for now, it makes total sense for the studio to have gone all out with what is potentially the last trailer for the series. Although this is the franchise’s destiny at the moment, the action-RPG’s director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz has expressed interest in wanting to do more games in the series, which could point to a resurgence of Witcher titles somewhere down the line.

Should CD Projekt Red eventually rejuvenate the franchise after Blood and Wine drops, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched. After all, not only did The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt make a lot of revenue in the last financial quarter for CD Projekt Red, but it also is widely considered to be one of, if not the best video game release in recent memory.

Whatever fate holds for The Witcher series beyond the third installment remains to be seen, but it’s a safe bet to make that Blood and Wine will at the very least send Geralt off in a memorable way. Bearing this in mind, CD Projekt Red have undoubtedly set the bar extremely high when it comes to the quality of its next game, Cyberpunk 2077.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, while its Blood and Wine expansion is set to release on May 31, 2016.

Source: The Witcher – YouTube