Hearts of Stone will be $9.99, while Blood and Wine will go for $19.99, if you choose to purchase them separately.
As if the game wasn't big enough to start, developer CD Projekt Red will offer 16 pieces of downloadable content…and all of them will be free.
On top of which, the team has announced two huge expansions, which will be premium (in other words, you'll have to pay for them).
The first is called Hearts of Stone, in which players will visit a dangerous-sounding place called"No Man's Land" as well as Oxenfurt. We must tackle the mysterious "Man of Glass" challenge and this will be no easy feat; the designers say this expansion will offer about 10 hours of entertainment. The second expansion will provide us with twice the number of hours, believe it or not.
That one is called Blood and Wine and it'll introduce an all-new region called Toussaint. CD Projekt Red says it's a "land untainted by war, where an atmosphere of carefree indulgence and knightly ritual masks an ancient, bloody secret." We'll also be able to find new equipment and fight new enemies.
Hearts of Stone will be ready in October, while Blood and Wine is slated to arrive during the first quarter of 2016. If you like, you can purchase both ahead of time by nabbing the Expansion Pass, although we don't yet have pricing details. Here are some additional words from CD Projekt Red co-founder Marcin Iwinski:
"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.
While we're offering the Expansion Pass now, we want to make one thing clear: don't buy it if you have any doubts. Wait for reviews or play The Witcher and see if you like it first. As always, it's your call."
Extremely well said. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will launch on May 19 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Related Game(s): The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt