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Witcher 3's Blood and Wine expansion promises a good story and a memorable antagonist

Jakub Szamalek has given a bit of preview on the last expansion for The Witcher III, Blood and Wine.

Jakub Szamalek, a senior writer for the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, has revealed a few things about the game's upcoming expansion, entitled "Blood and Wine".

Szamlek mentioned in an interview with Eurogamer that "Blood and Wine" will be an independent story. Though it will not be closely tied to the main plot, it will still feature Geralt of Rivia as the protagonist. CD Projekt RED had considered using Barengar as the protagonist for the expansion, but Szamlek said nobody liked the idea:

"There are many Witchers but only one is THE witcher."

Jakub also mentioned that they had also been thinking about creating a prequel, but this would create complications in writing their plot. The notion was dropped in favor of a better end to Geralt's story. 

Yes, this expansion will mark the end of Geralt's role as the main protagonist in The Witcher series. Although Szamlek has mentioned that this is not the end of The Witcher, and nothing is set on stone for the future. Nobody knows how it'll go, but CD Projekt RED has never been known to let their fans down. 

Szamlek has also acknowledged that there was a fault in Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, as they failed to create a charismatic antagonist. But he assures fans that they are working hard to create the perfect one for the "Blood and Wine" expansion. 

There's still no official release date for "Blood and Wine", but it's set to launch within 2016.

Published Jan. 13th 2016
  • BlackTideTV
    Columnist
    Looking good! It seems like this article has landed in the popular section! That's what's great about writing on Game of the Year!

    A couple editorial errors:

    Second paragraph - in the first mention of the developer, CD Projekt RED not CD Projekt Red. You did catch yourself the second time, but this could be fixed.

    Second to last paragraph - use the original game's full title "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" not Witcher III: Wild Hunt.
  • Kaj_5807
    Featured Contributor
    Hi, thanks for pointing those out. I just got back and fixed them. :)
  • Alec Pearce
    Correspondent
    I love Witcher 3 and the first DLC was great! Really looking forward to Blood and Wine.
  • Kaj_5807
    Featured Contributor
    I always buy The Witcher games since I love them, but can never finish even a single one of them and their DLC, but always end up getting depressed with the amount of side quests that need to be finished. Maybe overwhelm is a better word.

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