Witcher 3 Getting Two Massive Expansions: Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine

Today, CD Projekt Red announced two expansions for the upcoming RPG, The Witcher 3, which promises to add new areas and 30 more hours to the game.

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We're still over a month away from the release of The Witcher 3, but the the game is going to get much bigger. The developers, CD Projekt Red, announced two upcoming add-on packs that promise to make the already massive world even more expansive. 

Heart of Stone is a 10 hour adventure that brings Geralt into the wilds of No Man's Land and the alleys of Oxenfurt, where he's under contract from the mysterious Man of Glass. Caught in a web of deceit, he'll need all his strength and cunning to survive this mystery.

Blood and Wine, a 20 hour mini campaign that brings players to a new region called Toussaint, a place untouched by war. There, Geralt indulges in a care free atmosphere until he uncovers a bloody secret. 

Hearts of Stone is set to release this October, while Blood and Wine is slated for the first quarter of 2016. Both can purchased individually or as part of an expansion pass. This might come to a surprise to some fans, considering how the developers once stated that it was taking a stand against paid DLC. However, it seems that the statement is in reference to small, insubstantial, DLC releases. Those who feel apprehensive about pre-ordering the season pass are encouraged to hold off by CD Projeckt Reds's co-founder, Marcin Iwinski. He recommends that you wait and experience The Witcher 3 or read the reviews before putting down money. That's some pretty strong confidence. We'll see how well the game backs it up.

Pricing is as follows:

  • Hearts of Stone: $9.99
  • Blood and Wine: $19.99
  • Expansion Pass: $24.99
  • Game and Expansion Pass: $84.99 (Xbox One, PS4), $79.99 (PC)

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt releases for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on May 19th.

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    April 7, 2015 10:00 AM

    Steven Wong posted a new article, Witcher 3 Getting Two Massive Expansions: Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine

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      April 7, 2015 1:17 PM

      Funny how they are calling these expansions and not using the dreaded "DLC" term,granted it's going to be another 30 hours of content.


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        April 7, 2015 1:30 PM

        Because that's what they are.

        http://i.imgur.com/W6MAzDd.png

        I could never call Throne of Bhaal, Brood War, or Frozen Throne anything but an expansion.

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          April 7, 2015 1:37 PM

          If it's not on a separate disc,it's DLC,plain and simple.

          Funny how no one had a problem calling all of the extra content for Fallout 3,DLC.

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            April 7, 2015 1:38 PM

            You must be young

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              April 8, 2015 8:22 AM

              You must be making assumptions based on nothing.

              Chances are that I'm significantly older than you.

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            April 7, 2015 1:46 PM

            There's nothing wrong with either term. If they want to call these expansions, the more power to them.

            Given what that company has done for gamers, they get the benefit of the doubt.

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              April 8, 2015 8:28 AM

              If you check on Steam,they (Valve) are labeling it as DLC.

              I agree,in theory there's nothing wrong with the term,but for some reason,devs have kind of painted themselves into a corner by using it to mean something that a lot of the gaming community thinks of as something bad.

              This DLC is what most DLCs should be.More content that expands the game,and not just skins,weapons,or other insignificant items that moer than likely should already be included in the game.

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      April 7, 2015 1:42 PM

      bought da pass.