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There’s kings to slay, monsters to hunt, and friends to save in The Witcher 3 but all I really care about is finding gear. I will climb the highest mountain for a new sword. I can’t stop. Not when there’s so much treasure to be found.
Today, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gets a Game of the Year edition. It comes with all the updates, patches, DLC and expansions released over the last year. It’s also the rare “Game of the Year” edition that is appropriately named.
The Witcher 3 Game of the Year edition releases tomorrow and the base game is getting a big patch in preparation. Detailed patch notes show a great many fixes coming to version 1.30. Tweaked item drops, an end to game altering glitches, and a host of quest fixes are highlights.
Marcin Iwiński, co-founder of GOG and development studio CD Projekt Red, has some curious thoughts on how to handle a very thorny subject: piracy.
Blood and Wine, the latest (and final) DLC pack for The Witcher 3, has an easter egg that I am frankly shocked anyone found at all. The secret is remarkably well-hidden, and not accessible through normal means.
It’s been a good year for video game endings! Not long after Uncharted 4's masterpiece, along comes The Witcher 3's final expansion Blood & Wine, which serves as a playable farewell tour for Geralt of Rivia, someone fans have been playing as for almost nine years now. And that farewell is good.
I haven’t spent a lot of time playing Gwent in The Witcher 3—there are too many monsters to hunt, too many mysteries to solve—but with CD Projekt Red’s new spinoff, that’s probably going to change.
Is Witcher III card game Gwent strong enough to stand on its own? A trademark application filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office indicates that developer CD Projekt Red thinks so. That, or they just wanted to protect the keen logo they came up with.
Here’s the intro to Blood & Wine, in which Geralt is encouraged to take up a fancy new contract and says farewell to the Northern Kingdoms.
The Witcher 3's final (and biggest) expansion, Blood & Wine, is now out. If you need me for the next month, that’s where I’ll be. To celebrate, here’s a Studio Ghibli-inspired crossover piece by Lap Pun Cheung, who is very good at this sort of thing.
Here, courtesy of developer CD Projekt Red, is a new trailer for The Witcher 3's upcoming Blood and Wine expansion. Really, all they had to do was say “look, more Witcher 3.” But this is cool too.
The Witcher 3 is an incredible video game, one I’m still playing a year after release. One of the main reasons it’s so good is that, for a big open-world game, everything actually comes together and works.
Update: PR for CD Projekt RED says “There’s no Enhanced Edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that we are aware of, this is some kind of error that we will look into.” So.
Gaunter O’Dimm, one of the stars of The Witcher 3’s expansion Hearts of Stone, is a mysterious dude. Turns out he’s also a sneaky one, hidden so well in the background of the game that even its biggest fans couldn’t find him.
Heart of Stone, the new expansion for The Witcher 3, basically consists of three long, experimental and amazing new quests. Kirk spoke the other day about the first one, but I now want to talk about the second.
People don’t only love CD Projekt RED because The Witcher 3 was great. The company released 16 DLCs for free, talked openly about the game’s budget and profits, and included a “thank you” note in the box. It might be brilliant PR, but after speaking with the studio’s co-founder, there’s something else there, too.
This morning, Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt Red sent over a PDF full of changes that will ship with the game’s next patch. It’s 13 pages long.