Following their release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt earlier this year, which received a strong reception from this writer at the very least, CD PROJEKT RED have announced plans to continue the experience with an expansion pack. Titled ‘Hearts of Stone’, this new adventure delivers approximately 10 hours of new content, and is set to include new characters, powerful monsters, “unique romance” and a brand new storyline which they claim will be “shaped by gamer choices”.
The expansion also introduces a brand new system of Runewords that significantly affects gameplay. Each Runeword will impact a different aspect of in-game mechanics and will allow the players to experiment with various strategies and tactics.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s Hearts of Stone expansion pack has today been confirmed for release on October 13 2015. While the main distribution channel seems to be digital download, CD PROJEKT RED and their publishing partners will also be making available a special, limited boxed edition of the expansion pack at selected retailers worldwide. The box contains a digital download code for the expansion, two physical decks of Gwent, and a manual explaining the rules.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Hearts of Stone expansion pack is available on the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gaming platforms.
uOfficial Blurb on Hearts of Stone Expansion Pack
Step again into the shoes of Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster slayer, this time hired to defeat a ruthless bandit captain, Olgierd von Everec, a man who possesses the power of immortality. The expansion lets you choose your own way through an adventure that includes recruiting a crew of break-in artists, spending a night partying with a ghost and outsmarting the most bizarre creatures Geralt has ever faced.