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Looks like The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine's retail edition will have more Gwent cards

Geralt of Rivia becomes Drunkalt of Drinkia in the official cover art for The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine, enjoying his beverage so much that he doesn't even notice a winged horror clawing up behind him. CD Projekt Red still hasn't given us a firm release date for the second (and largest) expansion pack for The Witcher 3, but at least we know it will let Geralt get good and sloppy. It takes some strong stuff to dull out those Witcher senses.

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It also appears that the limited-edition retail of the expansion will include two more physical Gwent decks, according to a pre-order promo image taken by NeoGAF user Nineonezero. The physical version of Hearts of Stone also came with two Gwent decks, so it's reasonable to assume that Blood and Wine would follow suit.

CD Projekt Red has said only that it will release Blood and Wine within the first half of 2016, though a retailer spotted by WCCFtech gave it a June 7 release date. That would put it at just over a year past The Witcher 3's original launch on May 19, 2015.

Much of CD Projekt Red has moved on to work on Cyberpunk 2077. The Polish studio also plans to release an unannounced video game in a format "previously unexplored by the studio" sometime this year.

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Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.