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CD Projekt RED has announced that the upcoming The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will receive two major expansion packs after release, entitled "Hearts of Stone" and "Blood and Wine"

Unlike previous titles in the Witcher video game series, the additional content will be offered for a price. Players can purchase a Season Pass for the Witcher 3 for $24.99. The package includes the both of these major expansions. These DLC packages can also be purchased separately for $9.99 and $19.99.

Hearts of Stone is a 10-hour-plus adventure into the wilds of No Man's Land and the nooks and alleys of Oxenfurt, where Geralt try to complete a contract from the mysterious Man of Glass. Caught in a thick tangle of deceit, Geralt will need all his cunning and strength to solve the mystery and emerge unscathed.

Blood and Wine is a 20-hour-plus tale that will introduce the all-new in-game region of Toussaint, will take Geralt to a land untainted by war, where an atmosphere of carefree indulgence and knightly ritual masks an ancient, bloody secret.

CD Projekt also released a statement to follow this announcement, explaining their decision to offer downloadable content for a price.

“We remember the time when add-on disks truly expanded games by delivering meaningful content. As gamers, we’d like to bring that back. We’ve said in the past that if we ever decide to release paid content, it will be vast in size and represent real value for the money. Both our expansions offer more hours of gameplay than quite a few standalone games out there.”

Hearts of Stone will premiere in October 2015, while Blood and Wine is slated for release in the first quarter of 2016. Both expansions will be available on all three platforms: Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4.

You can read the official announcement on The Witcher Official Site