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A few days ago, CD Projekt RED revealed the cover art for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s second expansion, Blood and Wine. We still don’t have a release date for Blood and Wine, but the cover art should make people even more excited for what promises to be a strong addition to The Witcher 3.

It’s an interesting cover that sets the tone for the expansion. And just what is that monstrosity creeping up on Geralt? Could it be a vampire?

We’ve speculated on Blood and Wine potentially having vampires before, and this image makes it look more likely than ever. We can’t say for sure what sort of monster that is, but it definitely could be a type of vampire. Official confirmation of vampires would be nice, along with any returning characters… in particular, fans of a certain vampire character from the Witcher novels are hoping to see him in the game at last.

(Yes, they would need a good explanation for why that particular fan-favorite vampire character would return in Blood and Wine, outside of a flashback scene, but the official word from the author of the novels is that the character in question isn’t dead.)

Blood and Wine is set in Toussaint and will have at least 20 hours of gameplay, which makes it a sizable expansion. It’s significantly longer than the second one, Hearts of Stone. There are many release date rumors for Blood and Wine, but no official word yet.

Rumors also indicate physical copies will come with two packs of Gwent cards, just as the first expansion did. Since Gwent is an incredibly popular mini-game and the physical Gwent packs were a huge success, this is a pretty credible rumor.

What do you think of the cover art for The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine? If vampires are as central to the story as they appear to be, do you think they will all be enemies… or will some vampire friends be waiting, as well?

We’ll keep you updated as we learn more about The Witcher 3’s second expansion, but in the meantime, discuss Blood and Wine in the comments.