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It’s the moment Witcher fans have been waiting for, the official announcement of the new expansion’s release date. While several rumors went around earlier this week, CD Projekt RED has announced that The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine will be available on May 31.

A short teaser trailer accompanied this news.

The trailer may be short, but it hints perfectly at what we’ll get in Blood and Wine: the bright, colorful region of Toussaint, with dark glimpses of violence (and vampires).



Alone, Blood and Wine will cost $19.99. You can also get it as part of the Expansion Pass, which includes the excellently-received Hearts of Stone, for $24.99.

According to Gematsu, Blood and Wine will last players over 30 hours, with more than 90 new quests, a huge region, a lot of new features, “a place Geralt can call home,” and a new Gwent deck.

As with Hearts of Stone, physical copies of Blood and Wine will include limited edition physical Gwent decks. However, if you’re getting the expansion digitally, or if you have the digital Expansion Pass, don’t worry. All you need to do is fill out this official form to prove you have it, and then you’ll be able to redeem a code to get your own physical Gwent decks.

These decks are limited edition, and this option will only be available through June 10 at the latest. If they run out of physical Gwent decks before that point, it will end earlier. This was also done for Hearts of Stone.

The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine might be even better than Hearts of Stone, and so far everything about it looks exciting. Of course, fan theories about which book characters might or might return in this expansion are in full force, and include at least two characters who should be dead. Nevertheless, no one can say for sure until Blood and Wine comes out on May 31.

Are you going to play The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine? If so, are you going to either get it physically or try to redeem your physical Gwent decks? Let us know in the comments, along with what has you most excited for this new expansion.

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