Blood and Wine: Everything You Need to Know

The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine expansion is just a week away! HYPE MODE ENGAGED. I’ve put together this video to catch you up with the latest details on Geralt’s final adventure. In the video, I discuss the new Toussaint region, new monsters, new game mechanics and more.

Just as a quick overview, here’s a list of some important details you should know about Blood and Wine ahead of time:

  • Recommended level to play Blood and Wine is around 35 (or 64-ish for an NG+ playthrough).
  • Max level cap has been raised to 100.
  • Over 90 new quests, and 40 points of interest. Map is roughly Velen size.
  • Geralt gets his own damn vinyard, named Corvo Bianco. So jelly.
  • 20 new monster types, most of which are vampires. Pack some Black Blood.
  • Over 100 new Armor sets and 30 new weapons, including Witcher Gear.
  • Witcher armor now available at Grandmaster quality.
  • New dying mechanic to change armor color. And yes, pink is an option.
  • The armor sets from Witcher 1 and 2 are available.
  • New UI coming as an update.
  • New mutations that enhance existing abilities.
  • In-game Skellige gwent deck.

There’s a ton of other new features that I won’t mention here.  If you don’t have the expansion pre-ordered already, I suggest you do so, especially if you want to get the limited edition physical Gwent cards. I’ve linked a tutorial below in case you want to know how to buy the physical Gwent card sets.

I plan on making more Blood and Wine videos after the expansion is released, so be sure to check back for more updates.

New Blood and Wine Screenshots + Skellige Gwent!

The Witcher 3 Blood and Wine expansion is almost here! Although we haven’t seen a trailer yet, CDProjekt has released a series of new screenshots to keep us drooling in the meantime.  I discuss the details of each screenshot in my video linked below, but I’ve also added an image gallery for you to view each image individually.

Also, during one of the PAX East panels, the developers revealed that they will be adding an in-game Skellige gwent deck with the upcoming expansion. About damn time! 😉

Honestly though, if the previous Hearts of Stone expansion was any indication, Blood and Wine is going to be amazing. My medallion is shaking, meaning a teaser trailer for the expansion is likely on its way. Either that, or there’s a monster in my room.

I’ve put together a video discussing the latest news regarding the Blood and Wine expansion. I will be posting more Witcher 3 updates as more news becomes available, so be sure to follow the channel to stay up to date.

 

Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone – Get to Know Shani!

There are many players who will be meeting Shani for the first time in the Witcher 3 Hearts of Stone expansion. So, I’ve put a video together to give some backstory about Shani for those who may be unfamiliar with her character. Are you excited to reunite with Shani? Leave me a comment!

The Hearts of Stone Expansion will be released on October 13th, and is the first paid DLC coming to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Check back on my channel for more Witcher 3 video content!

Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone Details + New Screenshots!

Runewords, and Shani, and Olgierd, OH MY! The Witcher 3 Hearts of Stone expansion is just around the corner, so I’ve put together a video recapping all the details you need to know about the new expansion.

I’ve also added some new screenshots to the video, but feel free to peruse the Hearts of Stone screenshot gallery below as well. Check back on my channel for more Witcher 3 Hearts of Stone videos in the coming weeks!

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – My YouTube Playlist!

The Witcher 3 is finally here! Although I haven’t been able to play as much as I’d like, I am finally able to sit down and get the content rolled out. I have never been one to do typical “let’s plays” on my YouTube channel, but that doesn’t mean I won’t occasionally put out some live gameplay. Check out some of my Witcher 3: Wild Hunt videos in the playlist linked above!

I also have various content planned for future uploads, including some quest walkthroughs that are meant more for players who are new to the game. Also, I will soon have a series of Bestiary videos that I hope you all will enjoy!

Most of the videos I have in store are along the lines of commentaries, ones that will discuss a particular theme or topic from the Witcher 3. If you have a topic or theme you think I should discuss, feel free to contact me!

Witcher 3: New Trailer Analysis + More Info!

Hey Witcher fans! There has been a TON of new gameplay footage, news articles, and information posted about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt lately, so I figured I’d gather some articles here for you to browse through. I also made another video breakdown of the latest trailer posted by the Witcher YouTube channel, which you can see above.

I also plan to make some more topic-based Witcher 3 videos in the coming weeks before the game launches, so make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay up to date on my video content!

EDIT: The Witcher Store has officially opened! Check out some of the awesome swag, including the Witcher medallion that I’ve been absolutely drooling over: https://www.witcherstore.com/

Below you’ll find a list of some notable Witcher 3: Wild Hunt articles and videos from the past few weeks:

Recent Witcher 3 YouTube Videos:

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Official Gameplay Trailer (April 2015)

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – TV Spot

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Precious Cargo Quest Walkthrough

Various Witcher 3 Articles:

Witcher 3 Map Size compared to GTA5, Skyrim, & Farcry 4 (GamingBolt)

Witcher 3 is 25 hours long with speedrun, 200+ hours long with normal play (Polygon)

How Side Quests in Witcher 3 Can Change the Whole Story (GameSpot)

Gamespot’s Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 3-part series

Simple Fanmade Witcher Recap Infographic

Witcher 3 Info from Gamestar article (Neogaf)

All Witcher 3 pre-order bonuses from various retailers

Ciri Confirmed as Playable Character!

A few days ago, CDProjektRed confirmed that Ciri will be the second playable character in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt! I know I’m a little late to the hype train, but this is still exciting news! Ciri is said to be fast, agile, and will wield many unique powers, including the blink ability teased in the Elder Blood trailer.

On a less exciting note, CDPR also announced that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been delayed until May 2015, stating that there are still “many details that need to be corrected” and will require another 12 weeks of development. At first, this news is a real bummer. However, I would rather wait a couple months to ensure that the game is polished and ready, rather than pay for a game that is riddled with bugs that may or may not be fixed through a series of patches.  It’s always a good sign when a reputable game company has the balls to take extra time to polish their game; I’m sure W3 will be worth the wait.

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Other Playable Characters!

At last night’s The Game Awards show, CDProjektRed announced that players will be given the chance to play as someone other than Geralt in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt! Although they did not confirm which character would be playable, the devs did say that the playable character is featured somewhere in the new “Elder Blood” trailer, which debuted during the show.

This is such exciting news! My top guesses for playable character options are Ciri or Yennefer. Both characters play a large role in the Witcher saga and their abilities would lend well to unique forms of magical combat. Lambert is also featured in the trailer, but I don’t really see a reason to have players switch to another Witcher.

If you could play as another character in the Witcher 3, which character would you choose? Who knows, maybe we’ll get to play as Dandelion and wield some killer poetry. 😉

Witcher 3: “The Trail” Opening Cinematic Analysis!

Witcher 3 - Yennefer Hey Witcher fans! Last week, CDProjekt Red released “The Trail”, the opening cinematic for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. I’ve put together an informal vlog discussing some of my thoughts on the cinematic, which you can watch below!
Feel free to leave your thoughts on Yennefer, Vesemir, and any other aspects of the cinematic in the comment section of the video, and please leave a “like” rating if you did. 🙂

Also, CDPR announced that there are 16 FREE DLC’s lined up for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which will be available to anyone who buys the game.

“You don’t have to pre-order, you don’t have to buy any special edition to get them — if you own a copy of Wild Hunt, they’re yours. This is our way of saying thank you for buying our game.” — Marcin Iwiński, via Open Letter

After Broke-tober, and especially with the upcoming holiday season, my wallet was happy to hear this news. CDProjekt Red, you guys are pretty rad. 😉

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Witcher 3: “Ladies of the Woods” Gameplay Breakdown!

Hey Witcher fans! I’ve finally posted my breakdown of the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 35-minute gameplay demo that was released to the public during Gamescom. Sorry it’s taken me so long to upload this, but it’s better late than never!

Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts on the gameplay, and what you are looking forward to the most in The Witcher 3!

Also, here’s a couple new Witcher 3 images to please your eyeballs: