First off, congratulations to CD PROJEKT RED for their win for Game of the Year, Developer of the Year, and RPG of the Year from the VGAs, all of which is well-deserved. Today we get our first two screenshots for the next expansion for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. This one is entitled Blood and Wine and will bring Geralt to the region of Toussaint. Toussaint is untouched by war, beautiful and pristine. But this is the world of The Witcher, so things are not often as they seem.
“2015 is almost behind us. It’s a great year for open world games and a fantastic time for The Witcher. A year of intense work for the team and a time filled with many personal victories for everyone involved in a project that received more than 300 awards so far (wow!). We overcame so many obstacles to get to this point, and we’ve always done it with gamers rooting for us. It’s your year, too!” said Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, Game Director, CD PROJEKT RED. “Blood and Wine, the second expansion for The Witcher 3, is on the horizon. It’s a massive new land to explore, visually unlike anything you saw in Wild Hunt or Hearts of Stone, and it too is brimming with stories we want you to discover,” adds Tomaszkiewicz.
Blood and Wine will add 20 hours to the incredible adventure. You can check out Eric Van Allen’s review of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt right here, and you can read my review of the expansion, Hearts of Stone, here.
You can snap up Blood and Wine, as well as Hearts of Stone, as part of the Expansion Pass on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Normally I wouldn’t encourage everyone to pick up a DLC pack, but as I noted in my review — it’s worth it at twice the price.
Look for our continued coverage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s Blood and Wine expansion as we move towards the summer 2016 release date.
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