The Witcher 3 Hearts of Stone expansion offers a launch trailer ahead of release
The Witcher returns with all-new content this month. Players can download the latest adventure and quests for Gerald of Rivia the Butcher of Blaviken in just a few short days but if you are eager to see the new content, the developers released the launch trailer earlier this morning. The “Heart of Stone” expansion promises that fans of the series will meet some “familiar faces,” with the new content, as well as a few “terrible foes.”
The publisher teases the new content stating, “Step again into the shoes of Gerald 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 Gerald has ever faced.”
While the launch trailer released today, the official expansion releases on October 13th, 2015. The developers state that the Hearts of Stone expansion, “packs over 10 hours of new adventures and introduces new characters, powerful monsters, unique romance, and a brand new storyline 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 – Hearts of Stone launches on October 13, 2015.