Shortly after release, CD Projekt RED revealed that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will receive two major expansions over slated in the future. New details have emerged for the first of the two, Hearts of Stone. A short teaser trailer has been released, along with new information and release date.
Hearts of Stone is set for release on October 13th, 2015.
Geralt of Rivia is hired to defeat a ruthless bandit captain, Olgierd von Everec, a man who possesses the power of immortality. Geralt will be able to choose from several paths throughout the story filled with recruiting a crew of break-in artists, spending a night partying with a ghost and outsmarting the most bizarre creatures Geralt has ever faced.
Hearts of Stone packs over 10 hours of new adventures that introduces new characters, powerful monsters, unique romance, and a brand new storyline shaped by player choices. The expansion will introduce a brand-new system called Runewords that significantly affect gameplay. Each Runeword will impact different aspects of in-game mechanics, allowing 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 (SRP $19.99) available at selected retailers worldwide. The box contains a digital download code for the expansion, as well as two physical decks of Gwent (Monsters and Scoia’tael) with rules.
Players that have purchased the Expansion Pass will be able to purchase the cards separately. More information can be found at redeemgwent.com. For details regarding pre-orders, please visit buy.thewitcher.com