Witcher 3 expansion Blood And Wine shown off in first screenshots, it’s gorgeous


Cor, castles and stuff, yeah? The Witcher 3 is a legendarily beautiful (and good, have we mentioned it’s good? Gosh it’s good) game, and that doesn’t look to be changing come the second expansion, Blood and Wine. Two new screenshots from CD Projekt show it off today.

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They’re available on imgur in all their glory. Each is from the expansion’s new zone ofToussaint, a lange that is “untainted by war” where Geralt will spend twenty hours enjoying “atmosphere of carefree indulgence and knightly ritual masks an ancient, bloody secret.” Sounds like some full Witcher to me. Based on the file names, one is a vinyard – not an unexpected inclusion – while the other is “The Palace of Beauclair”, whoever or whatever that is.

Blood and Wine was originally slated for the first quarter of next year, but revised estimates are going for “the first half.” It will come as part of the Expansion Pass for the game, which sells seperately for £19.99 / $24.99 / €24.99, or on its own for an undisclosed amount, probably around fifteen quid or equivalent. It’s all the additional content that has been announced for The Witcher 3, but given how well it did it’s possible CD Projekt will commit to developing more at the same time as moving on towards full-time hardcore development on the eagerly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077.