The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Hearts of Stone expansion confirmed for October 13th

Witcher 3 Hearts of Stone-1After spending hundreds of hours with the game, if you're still not bored with The Witcher 3, then there's even more new content on the way.

CD Projekt Red today announced details and a release date for the game's first paid expansion (for those without the Expansion Pass), Hearts of Stone. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – HoS features around 10 more hours of gameplay, an original storyline with new characters, and a new Runewords system.

Get a look at the expansion in the screens and trailer below, and make sure to read on for the details.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Hearts of Stone:

Launching October 13th, 2015, Hearts of Stone packs over 10 hours of new adventures and introduces new characters, powerful monsters, unique romance, and a brand new storyline shaped by gamer choices. The expansion also introduces a brand new system of Runewords that significantly affects gameplay. Each Runeword will impact a different aspect of in-game mechanics and will allow the players to experiment with various strategies and tactics.

Along with the digital release, gamers will also be able to purchase a special, limited boxed edition of Hearts of Stone (SRP $19.99/19.99€) available at selected retailers worldwide. The box contains a digital download code for the expansion, two masterfully crafted physical decks of Gwent, the card game set in the world of The Witcher, and a detailed manual explaining the rules. With two unique sets of cards, Monsters and Scoia’tael, ready to go, players can now engage in tactical combat on a grand scale outside of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt!

The studio launched a special initiative for owners of the digital Expansion Pass that will enable them to purchase the cards separately. All information about the initiative can be found at redeemgwent.com.