The special boxed edition of The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone expansion will face a short delay in North America, due to some "logistical problems."
Hearts of Stone is the first paid extension for the popular The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and was all set to hit retail on Oct. 13. The physical version of the extension, however, is not readily available just yet.
Developer CD Projekt Red announced the delay in a new post on the company's forum, apologizing for the inconvenience and noting that it will take "several days" for customers in North America to get their hands on the special boxed edition of Hearts of Stone.
"Due to logistical problems, customers will be unable to obtain the physical edition of the game for several days after launch. We are working with GameStop to fix this situation as soon as possible and deeply apologize for the inconvenience," wrote CD Projekt Red's Marcin Momot.
In addition to the $19.99 game expansion, the special edition box also includes real Gwent cards, based on the cards available in the game. While the physical edition of Heart of Stone faces delays, however, customers can still buy the game expansion in digital format starting on Oct. 13. A special site, meanwhile, sells the aforementioned cards.
Aside from the delay announcement and apology, the post also notes that CD Projekt Red is working closely with GameStop to solve this issue as soon as possible. This, in turn, hints at a potential exclusive GameStop storefront for the retail version.
The Hearts of Stone expansion for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will bring more than ten hours of new content, new monsters, new characters, an intriguing romance and a new storyline, and is expected to be in high demand among fans of the game.
Just like the basic game, the Hearts of Stone expansion will be available for the Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4), Microsoft's Xbox One, as well as Windows PCs. No exact date is available at this point for when the special boxed edition will become available, but it shouldn't take too long now for CD Projekt Red and GameStop to solve those logistical issues.