A closer look at Witcher 3: Blood and Wine

Yesterday, we posted some pictures and a few details of the upcoming Witcher 3 expansion, Blood and Wine (HERE). It’s not an uncommon occurrence that game details are “accidentally” posted on the web of everything and the Steam page and anything else “official” has been removed, but have no fear as nothing is sacred when it gets into the public’s iron grips! Below lists the details of what to expect in the release which, going by the social chatter out there, is set to arrive at the end of May or early June.

Blood and Wine includes over 90 new quests and 40 new points of interest. It also introduces a dynamic system, where interacting with an area’s main POI affects adjacent points — for example, killing enemies in their main hideout lowers their numbers in surrounding camps. Additionally, there will be 14,000 new lines of dialogue, which is 8,000 more than the previous expansion.

New gear and monsters include over 30 new weapons, 100 individual pieces of armor, and more than 20 new monsters. No specifics were announced.
12 new mutations were detailed, however, and players will be able to unlock them in New Game Plus. The mutations include one that causes enemies to freeze and die instantly when knocked by Aard, one that makes enemies to explode when they’re killed with a sign’s critical hit, and another that heals and grants you damage immunity when you lose all of your health.

Other additions include the New Game Plus maximum level increasing to 100, a new “Skellige” Gwent deck, and a redesigned user interface. Players will also be able to change the color of their gear with armor dyes that can be obtained through merchants, recipes or loot. However, these can only be acquired in Toussaint.

(Source) Wellbidlo, Reddit User

So there’s A LOT of additional features and activities to keep you busy. An additional 14000 lines of dialogue is impressively massive considering the earlier games in the series had not much more than that in total. The question is, is it enough to keep people playing the game after the criticism of repetitiveness regarding the boss fights? Just maybe, but only if it has some additional cracking Geralt quotes!

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