'Blood and Wine' Expansion For 'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt' Arrives May 31

After 16 batches of free downloadable content and one paid expansion, CD Projekt RED is going to release one more expansion for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on May 31. At the end of the month, you’ll dive back into the world of Geralt of Rivia with the new Blood and Wineexpansion, and the developers released a short teaser to promote it.

Geralt's latest adventure takes him to Toussaint, a seemingly peaceful location. However, there are dark forces lurking about in the city, and it’s up to the famous monster hunter to get rid of the problem before it takes over the area.

Overall, the expansion adds about 30 hours of gameplay through the main story and other quests in an area that’s as big as the No Man’s Land section in the base game. Game director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz also mentioned that Blood and Wine will introduce new features to The Witcher 3 experience such as “a Point of Interest system, a new Gwent deck, new endgame mutation mechanics and even a place that Geralt can call home.”

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NameThe Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
TypeRPG, Open-World
DeveloperCD Projekt RED
PublisherCD Projekt
Release DateMay 31, 2016
PlatformsPC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Where To BuyGOGSteamPlayStation StoreXbox StoreGameStop

If you own the game’s Expansion Pass ($24.99), you’ll get Blood and Wine when it comes out at the end of the month. However, you can also buy it separately for $19.99. There’s also a boxed Limited Edition version of the expansion, which includes a physical version of the Nilfgaard and Northern Realms Gwent decks, a guide to the popular card game, and Gwent tokens. According to GameStop, the physical set will cost you $29.99.  

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  • wifiburger
    now that's one hell of a game 17dlc, it's funny how you have 1 studio releasing tons of content for their game and then you have Bungie with 3dlc for destiny and I already ran out of things to do in 3months since I got that stupid game
  • redgarl
    Got myself the Limited Edition with the Gwent packs. I also was able to find on ebay someone from Canada selling the other Heart of Stone Limited Edition.

    I have been able to get the 4 Decks. It cost me 90$, but hey, have the two expansion with the full game of gwent. My friend will be happy to have the two expansions on PS4.
  • mac_angel
    when in the story does it take place? At the end of the original story? or do I have to play through all over again?
  • redgarl
    The quests are made for level 30+.
  • csm101
    @ mac_angel

    since this is an expansion you can play it after the main quests of the game are ended or before. the last expansion required that you have a level of 32 in order to play it properly. this one also will require some level like that.

    in the original witcher saga (the books) Geralt and Dandelion go in to Toussaint to take some rest (if i remember correctly) before continuing there original plan. but things happen there where geralt as usula run in to trouble. wonder if this expansion will cover those stuff as well. i hope it will do.
  • Alan Caldwell
    Cool game, love the books. Waiting for the DLC!
  • hoofhearted
    CD Projekt has satisfied my fix for a fantasy series (no more EA Dragon Age crapola). Hopefully Cyberpunk 2077 will do the same to Mass Effect.