In anticipation of its release, we were invited to preview Blood and Wine, the upcoming expansion for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Set for release between late May and early June, the expansion will serve to wrap up The Witcher series.
Unlike Hearts of Stone, Blood and Wine largely takes place in Toussaint, a whole new region for players to explore. Upon arriving, players will immediately notice just how vibrant and lively the region is, rich in colour and light. Now if I had to guess, Toussaint is most decidedly based on France and its wine regions. If the knights with their accents weren’t yet a giveaway, the vineyards that scatter Toussaint most certainly are. But in spite of the region’s peaceful appearance, all is not well. And so Geralt is summoned to assist in bringing an end to the threat that plagues the land.
Blood and Wine brings much in the way of new content and features, with the expansion reportedly containing over 30 hours worth of content: for example, over 90 new quests to undertake and dozens of new locations to explore.As Geralt’s travels in the series have as yet not brought him to Toussaint, it can only be assumed that it brings with it exotic and new weapons and armour, as well as previously unseen monsters. Blood and Wine will feature new sets of Witcher gear alongside a hundred new pieces of armour, over 30 new weapons, and upwards of 20 new monsters to fight.