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Witcher 3 Blood and Wine Release Date Reportedly Revealed

Coming soon, apparently.


Blood and Wine, the second expansion for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, will be released at the end of the month, if a Steam listing is any indication. People on NeoGAF and elsewhere discovered today that a page for the expansion showed a May 31 release date; others reported seeing a May 30 date.

Whatever the case, the page has now been pulled. It apparently was published too soon. Here is a screencap of the Steam page, courtesy of Twitter's Wario64.

Community manager Marcin Momot has teased that "lots and lots" of new information about the expansion will be shared in May.

Blood and Wine will deliver a "fascinating" story that contains "every sort of twist and turn you'd expect from our writers," Momot said recently about the content, which is set in the new region of Toussaint.

"Toussaint is unlike anything you've seen in Wild Hunt--carefree and colorful, but your gut never stops telling you that there's some real dark stuff happening underneath all that," he said.

Blood and Wine was originally expected out in Q1 (January-March), but later shifted to the first half of 2016 (January-June). A retailer listing suggested the expansion will launch on June 7, but a CD Projekt Red representative told GameSpot, "No official date had been announced."

The Witcher 3's first expansion was called Hearts of Stone and came out in October. CD Projekt Red previously said The Witcher 3's two expansions, combined, amount to "almost the size of The Witcher 2." Blood and Wine is expected to offer around 20 hours of gameplay, compared to about 10 for Hearts of Stone.

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