Geralt of Rivia is about to travel to a magical land, one untouched by war.
This region is Toussaint, and it's a place where "simple people live simple lives." It's also a wine-making region and boasts some of the best wine in all the lands. It also has many maidens to protect and defend, as well as beasts to slay and treasures to find.
Unfortunately, in Blood and Wine, the new DLC for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, this magical world is under attack by a horrifying beast. Geralt must discover the secret behind this beast's presence in Toussaint, as well as protect the people there from its evil.
Toussaint offers an entirely new region for Geralt to travel, as well as new characters and monsters. Developer CD Projekt Red promises more than 30 hours of new adventure "full of dark deeds, unexpected twists, romance and deceit."
The developer released a new trailer highlighting the wonders and beauty of Toussaint:
As seen in the trailer, Blood and Wine looks even better than the original game, something CD Projekt Red promised early on.
"Generally it is a graphics upgrade from the base game," senior environment artist Len de Gracia said to Eurogamer. "We have employed methods that we did not implement in the base game. You can literally bring your camera up to a wall now and the textures would be crisp — at least in most cases ... We just wanted to show that we can actually push it to the limit this time."
Blood and Wine is also the last piece of DLC that CD Projekt Red will release for the game, as it begins turning its efforts to its next title, Cyberpunk 2077. The company still plans on supporting The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, though, at least until all game bugs get fixed.
"The first thing is that we try to fix as many bugs as we can for the second expansion and the main game and we will release a patch before we release the expansion and maybe one later," The Witcher 3 game director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz said.
Blood and Wine releases on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on May 31.