The adventures of professional monster hunter Geralt of Rivia are officially coming to an end. Developer CD Projekt Red has now revealed when gamers can play through Geralt's final adventure, and it's much sooner than you might have expected.
Revealed today, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's last and largest expansion, Blood and Wine, will officially be released on May 31 across Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Better yet, CD Projekt Red also dropped a new teaser for the expansion, showing off the beautiful new region of Toussaint and hinting at some of the monsters that will need slaying. Here's the trailer's official description of the action to come in the DLC:
"For the last time become professional monster slayer Geralt of Rivia and explore Toussaint, a remote land untouched by war, where you will unravel the horrifying secret behind a beast terrorizing the kingdom. Blood and Wine is a 30+ hour adventure full of dark deeds, unexpected twists, romance and deceit."
CD Projekt Red insists that this will be the last piece of Witcher related content for the foreseeable future, as the team focuses to work on its next game, the sci-fi actoin RPG Cyberpunk 2077.
Kotaku got the chance to spend some hands-on-time with the new expansion, and it says the game's latest region is roughly the size of the core game's Novigrad landmass. CD Projekt Red also says there are easily 30 hours worth of gameplay in the expansion, with more than 90 new quests and 40 places of interest for players to check out.
Players will get their own house in the expansion (which can be upgraded and modified). New gear and more powerful enemies will also await players, though thankfully, new sign mutations will give players a little extra firepower with which to experiment.
All in all, it sounds like another great add-on to one of 2015's best games. If Blood and Wine is anything like the excellent Hearts of Stone expansion, fans should be in for a treat. You can grab Witcher 3's Blood and Wine expansion on May 31 for $19.99, or snag the game's season pass (which includes Blood and Wine and the previous Hearts of Stone expansion) for $24.99.