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Two Story Expansions Revealed for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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CD Projekt Red announced today that two, story-driven expansions will be released for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The content will be sold separately for $9.99 and $19.99, or you can purchase the season pass for $24.99.

The first expansion, Heart of Stones will be a 10-hour story add-on that allows Geralt to venture into the wilds of No Man’s Land and the alleys of Oxenfurt. Geralt will attempt to complete a contract from a mysterious man known as the Man of Glass.

The second expansion is titled Blood and Wine, offering a 20-hour tale and introducing an entire new area known as Toussaint. CD Projekt Red describes the region as, “untainted by war, where an atmosphere of carefree indulgence and knightly ritual masks an ancient, bloody secret”. Iwinski told IGN that the new area will look, “extremely cheerful and normal, perhaps even too normal during the day. However, there will be a big secret there”.

Co-Founder Marcin Iwinski talked about getting back to the roots of real game expansions saying, “We remember the time when add-on disks truly expanded games by delivering meaningful content. As gamers, we’d like to bring that back. We’ve said in the past that if we ever decide to release paid content, it will be vast in size and represent real value for the money. Both our expansions offer more hours of gameplay than quite a few standalone games out there.”

Heart of Stone is expected sometime in October 2015 while Blood and Wine is slated for early 2016, with both expansions coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

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Kumo’s New Screenshots Showcase Some Beautiful Clouded Landscapes

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Kumo’s developer and publisher have released new screenshots showcasing the game’s stunning clouded landscapes.

Publisher Tales Art Studio and developer Benjamin Jason Gregg unveiled Kumo’s new screenshots on their Presskit page yesterday. The screenshots, embedded below, mainly show aesthetically designed ‘cloudscapes’ as well as the player character.

Kumo is a set to be a challenging puzzle game with memorable characters all within a clouded world. Players will journey through misty landscapes, ruins, across mountains, and even through a “strange mirrored temple.”

The page also includes information about the features in the upcoming title, which reads as follows:

  • Discover beautiful areas as you ascend the clouds.
  • A beautiful 10 piece soundtrack.
  • Freely control your ribbon using your spirit.
  • Lead Kumo into a second chance at life.

Tales Art Studio officially announced on Twitter that Kumo’s Kickstarter campaign will go live on 31 July:

Kumo is set to release on Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One should the Kickstarter succeed.

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