"THE LAND OF WINE IS DRENCHED IN BLOOD" shout CD Projekt RED as they announce that the second The Witcher 3 [official site] expansion, named Blood and Wine, will launch on May 31st. Yeah, you like to think you'd stick to white wine or clear spirits to be safe but man, stop being such a baby: just drink that blooded wine; we're all doing it. Blood and Wine will jaunt off to the realm of Toussaint, a vast new area to explore with plenty of quests and all that. Have a peek in this new short trailer:
Flipping heck, The Witcher 3 really is one of the prettiest fantasy RPG worlds, isn't it? Those colours!
As for what Blood and Wine brings, game director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz summarised in today's announcement:
"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. [. . .] 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."
Cobbo really liked the first expansion, Hearts of Stone. This is far larger than that, so it'll be interesting to see what they do. It sounds like a huge chunk o' game, which I'll be glad to have this long after launch. Ah, I don't know, Wild Hunt dragged for me after I cleared up a lot of Novigrad and Velen then moved onto Skellige, but enough time has passed that I'm keen for a huge new area full of Witchery business.
Blood and Wine will cost £15.99/$19.99, or comes with Hearts of Stone in the £19.99/$24.99 Expansion Pass.