Despite being an estimated 200-plus hours, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is getting even bigger with the announcement of two downloadable expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwinski emphasized the size of the additions by referencing the pre-DLC era, when expansions were physical releases, packed to the brim: “We remember the time when add-on disks truly expanded games by delivering meaningful content. As gamers, we’d like to bring that back.” To that end, the studio aims that each “offer more hours of gameplay than quite a few standalone games out there,” with Hearts of Stone estimated at over 10 hours long and Blood and Wine over 20 hours long.
Hearts of Stone will see Geralt venture into No Man’s Land and to Oxenfurt, where he seeks to uncover the truth behind his new benefactor, the Man of Glass. Blood and Wine will add a new region, Toussaint, untouched by war but tainted by strange rituals. Both will also add new gear, new enemies, and feature the return of unnamed characters. Hearts of Stone is set to go live for all versions in October, with Blood and Wine following in the first quarter of 2016.
For more information on the series, check out our review of The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings for PC.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is scheduled for release on May 19 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Hearts of Stone is slated to go live in October, while The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine is on course for a Q1 2016 release.
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