Confirmed for the end of the month.
UPDATE: CD Projekt Red have now confirmed that Blood and Wine will be released on May 31, with pre-orders open now.
“Blood and Wine makes The Witcher 3 complete — it’s Geralt’s final mission, game director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz said. “Containing more than 90 new quests, and over thirty hours of brand new adventures, it’s something that I think gamers will remember for a long time.”
Tomaszkiewicz added that Blood and Wine will include “a dynamic Point of Interest system, a new Gwent deck, new endgame mutation mechanics, and even a place Geralt can call home…. And it’s all happening in a new region as big as No Man’s Land in the base game.”
Original story follows:
A seemingly accidental Steam listing suggests that The Witcher 3’s Blood and Wine expansion will be released on May 30.
Released and subsequently pulled down over the weekend, the listing was screencapped by Twitter user, Wario64.
It contradicts previous reports that indicated the expansion would be released a week later, on June 7. We’d suggest booking some time off – CD Projekt Red suggests that it will take 20 hours to get through, and that’s before the factor in a brand new, Skellige-themed Gwent deck to spend all your spare time playing with.
Wario64 also made sure to grab a shot of the listing’s description section. While the majority of the information isn’t new, there are a couple of fresh details, including the fact that Geralt will be given access to his own vineyard and that Witcher armour can now be dyed different colours.
CD Projekt Red has promised to show more of the new content this month – but it actually started in April with a selection of new screenshots.
Joe Skrebels is IGN’s UK News Editor and the idea of a “Geralt squashing grapes with his big handsome feet” mini-game fills him with delight. Follow him on Twitter.