CD Projekt Red has just announced that a standalone version of Gwent, the popular card game introduced in the Witcher 3, will be coming to PC and consoles. The standalone card game is officially known as Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, and while it doesn?t have a concrete release date yet, a closed beta test is set for September. The announcement was made at Microsoft?s E3 press conference.
The Witcher Gwent is Coming
The core gameplay and mechanics will remain as they are in The Witcher 3. Two players, each playing a deck based on one of the game?s many factions, wage a tabletop war using skill and cunning. This version of Gwent will also have four factions, three of which are returning from the Witcher 3?s iteration. The Northern Realms, Scoia?Tel, and Monsters factions will be joined by the Skellige Warriors, a new group that replaces the Nilfgaardian Empire.
We still don?t know if cards from the old version will be returning to in the Standalone, but is safe to assume that each faction will be getting some new ones that fit in line with their thematic playstyle. CD Projekt Red didn?t announce how cards from the The Witcher Gwent standalone card game will be acquired or what the pricing model would be, but it did mention that the game will have a fully featured single-player campaign to go along with cross-platform multiplayer.
If you you?re itching to get your The Witcher Gwent fix now, you can try purchasing the special limited editions of the Witcher 3 Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, which come with actual physical versions of the Gwent decks featured in game.
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