[UPDATE 5/12] CD Projekt RED just released a brand new developer diary covering the last DLC for The Witcher 3, check it out below!
Developer CD Projekt RED released a teaser for Blood and Wine, today – the second and final expansion for their critically acclaimed title, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. This add-on takes the main protagonist, Geralt of Rivia, to the land of Toussaint. According to Environment Artist at CDPR, Kacper Niepokolczycki, it is a sunny and beautiful land reminiscent of southern Italy and France.
While the teaser doesn’t reveal much in terms of what’s included, various releases around the net have shown Blood and Wine for its true scope. CNET.com published an article, which has since been deleted, detailing the addition of 90 quests, 20 new monsters, 30 weapons, over 14,000 lines of dialogue, and the ability to dye your armor. Such details have been more or less confirmed by a release from CD Projekt RED itself, following the release of the teaser.
From the developer’s press released:
“Blood and Wine makes The Witcher 3 complete it’s Geralt’s final mission. Containing more than 90 new quests, and over thirty hours of brand new adventures, it’s something that I think gamers will remember for a long time,” said Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, Game Director, CD PROJEKT RED. “There’s also a massive amount of features we’re giving gamers with this expansion like a dynamic Point of Interest system, a new Gwent deck, new endgame mutation mechanics, and even a place Geralt can call home…. And it’s all happening in a new region as big as No Man’s Land in the base game,” Tomaszkiewicz adds.
Also detailed within the email is a limited box edition of Blood and Wine that contains the physical versions of the Northern Realms and Nilfgaard Gwent decks. Gwent is more or less the side-game of Witcher 3 that has become known for its captivating qualities to those who play. A physical edition of the mini-game will be welcome news to its fans, though not much else is known about this version of Blood and Wine’s release.
This add-on looks to send Witcher 3 out with a bang. Though it is sad to see CDPR moving away from the title, the amount of content dispensed through this final expansion will likely keep its participants occupied for the near future. Blood and Wine will be available for purchase May 31st.
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