CD Projekt RED has announced a release date for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s first major expansion, Hearts of Stone. It will release on October 13th and takes Geralt on a quest to battle Olgierd von Everec, an immortal bandit captain. There are other intriguing things to expect, as can be seen in the screenshots below.
It seems that there will be some measure of freedom in how you choose to progress in the expansion. You’ll hire break-in artists, party with a ghost and encounter the mysterious Man of Glass. CD Projekt RED promises more than 10 hours of gameplay and a new Runeword system that that will offer experimentation with different strategies.
Hearts of Stone will also receive a limited edition physical retail set for $19.99 which includes a digital code for the expansion, two physical decks of Gwent (with a manual for the rules), two unique sets of cards (Monsters and Scoia’tael) and a collector’s box. Those interested in just the expansion can pick it, along with Blood and Wine, for $24.99 as part of the Expansion Pass.