Post by Steve Farrelly @ 01:05pm 09/09/15 | 0 Comments
CD Projekt RED has given the final date we can expect the first official add-on for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Hearts of Stone.
Step again into the shoes of Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster slayer, this time hired to defeat a ruthless bandit captain, Olgierd von Everec, a man who possesses the power of immortality. The expansion lets you choose your own way through an adventure that includes recruiting a crew of break-in artists, spending a night partying with a ghost and outsmarting the most bizarre creatures Geralt has ever faced.
Launching October 13th, 2015, Hearts of Stone packs over 10 hours of new adventures and introduces new characters, powerful monsters, unique romance, and a brand new storyline shaped by gamer choices. The expansion also introduces a brand new system of Runewords that significantly affects gameplay. Each Runeword will impact a different aspect of in-game mechanics and will allow the players to experiment with various strategies and tactics.
Along with the digital release, gamers will also be able to purchase a special, limited boxed edition of Hearts of Stone available at selected retailers worldwide. The box contains a digital download code for the expansion, two masterfully crafted physical decks of Gwent, the card game set in the world of The Witcher, and a detailed manual explaining the rules. With two unique sets of cards, Monsters and Scoia’tael ready to go, you and your friends can now engage in tactical combat on a grand scale outside of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt!
The timing for this couldn't be better, as I finally finished the game proper a little bit ago, and am in dire need of some new content. Wasn't overly satisfied with my ending, I really wanted that threesome option, but I guess somewhere along the way, I annoyed Triss a bit too much.
Will any of you pick up the physical copy for the cards?
Also, watch a tantalising trailer for the expansion embedded below.