Game developer CD Projekt Red puts out an official teaser trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s forthcoming DLC, Blood and Wine, which reveals its release date.
Following a release date rumor from fans implying that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s second expansion is set to drop at the end of this month comes CD Projekt Red’s official announcement of Blood and Wine’s availability by way of a wonderful new teaser trailer for the content. Interestingly enough, a few of the NeoGAF users who provided the aforementioned speculation were right on the money, as the DLC for The Witcher 3 is primed to release on May 31.
On top of the reveal for Blood and Wine’s launch date, CD Projekt Red has also provided The Witcher 3‘s Steam page with a fresh update to give fans an idea of what to anticipate from the add-on. As is to be expected, developers have ensured the latest expansion’s size lives up to the claim that when combined with the previous DLC known as Hearts of Stone, the added content is as large as The Witcher 2 in its entirety.
According Blood and Wine’s listing on The Witcher 3‘s Steam page, players will be traveling to the land of Toussaint, in which Geralt will be tracking “an elusive beast terrorizing the kingdom.” Fans are going to be given 30 hours of brand new gameplay, and CD Projekt Red has also described the expansion as being “a 20-hour tale.” Not to mention, the region in Blood and Wine is comparable in size to those of No Man’s Land and Novigrad.
The Witcher 3‘s Blood and Wine DLC also includes more than 90 new quests, 40 new points of interest, as well as 20 different monsters that haven’t been introduced to the series until now. Furthermore, fans will get to utilize over 30 new weapons and 100 individual pieces of armor, but CD Projekt Red didn’t offer specifics as to what they would be, choosing to save the surprise for gamers looking forward to playing the expansion.
Those who purchase Blood and Wine for $19.99 or bundle it with Hearts of Stone in The Witcher 3‘s Expansion Pass for $24.99 will also receive 12 new mutations to be unlocked in the title’s New Game Plus mode. For instance, one will let fans freeze and defeat enemies instantly when hit with Aard, another gives players the ability to cause baddies to explode when killed with a sign’s critical hit, there’s a mutation that heals Geralt and makes him immune to damage when all health is lost, and much more.
Since Blood and Wine is being touted as The Witcher 3‘s “final quest,” CD Projekt Red is intent on reminding fans why the action-RPG is acknowledged as one of the top 10 best video games of 2015, with the DLC also increasing the maximum level to 100 in the title’s New Game Plus, doling out a fresh “Skellige” Gwent deck, a completely retooled interface, and even more. Taking all of these sumptuous materials into consideration, and with developers touting Cyberpunk 2077 as an even more ambitious project than Witcher 3, it’s a safe bet that once players are done hunting monsters with Geralt, their adventures with CD Projekt Red’s forthcoming futuristic title will be chock full of content.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with its Blood and Wine DLC set to release on May 31, 2016.