CD Projekt RED Gives More Info on The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine; Teases It’s “Better Than the Main Game”

on January 14, 2016 11:31 AM

Released in the summer of last year, CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt released to overwhelming critical acclaim and success, with the studio having recently shared some more info on the second (and final) upcoming expansion to the game, “Blood and Wine.”

In an interview with Eurogamer Italy (translation via OnlySP), CD Projekt RED’s senior writer Jakub Szamalek shared some new details regarding the second expansion to The Witcher 3, which will bring in at least another 20-30 hours of new content and also is set to conclude Geralt’s story in Wild Hunt.

Szamalek explained that the fan feedback and reception from the original release of Wild Hunt is factoring heavily into the development of “Blood and Wine,” describing it as far more “complex” than the main storyline from Wild Hunt.

More specifically, Szamalek described that “Blood and Wine”so far has “achieved something even better than the main game,” and will explore plenty of new narrative and story beats that are completely different from what players encountered in Wild Hunt.

Szamalek detailed that one of the driving forces of “Blood and Wine” will be the introduction of a more “charismatic enemy” to face off against Geralt, noting that as an element that Wild Hunt lacked in some regard, while also working to craft a tale that CD Projekt RED believes that “players will appreciate.”

The full description of the upcoming “Blood and Wine” expansion from CD Projekt RED for The Witcher 3 is below:

Blood and Wine is a 20-hour tale that will introduce the all-new in-game region of Toussaint, and will take Geralt to a land untainted by war, where an atmosphere of carefree indulgence and knightly ritual masks an ancient, bloody secret.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, with the upcoming “Blood and Wine” expansion to release in 2016.

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