The upcoming expansion for The Witcher 3, Blood and Wine, will be set in a region called Toussaint, which has appeared in the novels but never in the games before. As seen in the screenshots, Toussaint is a bright and colorful place, although not without its darkness. Just recently, we got to see the cover art for the expansion. And now, after a quest designer and PR manager from CD Projekt RED had an interview with the German site GameStar, we also know Toussaint is large.
According to the translation provided by Reddit user Pawel95, Toussaint will be the size of all the Skellige Islands.
Skellige is an archipelago kingdom that serves as one of the major regions in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Some players hoped it might actually refer to the map size of Skellige, including the water. However, the wording suggests they only meant the land. Still, all the islands combined have quite a bit of landmass, which means we’ll have a lot to explore in Toussaint.
Despite the comparison to Skellige in terms of size, they mentioned that some of the content there wasn’t great. This suggests they’re making an effort to fill Toussaint with interesting content, which is what a large area needs more than anything.
They also said the graphics have been improved over what was in the main game.
Vampires, a new Gwent deck, and a large area to explore… Blood and Wine, as well as the region of Toussaint itself, sound more interesting with each new piece of information revealed. Previous information said it would be at least 20 hours long, making it a sizable adventure in terms of time as well. This will most likely be the last expansion for The Witcher 3, and all signs point toward it being a great expansion for a great game.
Although the people from CD Projekt RED couldn’t give a release date for Blood and Wine, they did guess it would be out before E3. This makes sense, especially since an official Tweet back in March said it would be out in the first half of 2016.
Are you looking forward to playing The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine? What part of it interests you the most?
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