Would you like to play Gwent without going on monster hunts and 100 side-quests? If the answer is yes, your chance is just around the corner. In August 2018, CD Projekt RED has officially confirmed that Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales will be a separate, single-player, spin-off game, rather than just the Gwent single-player campaign. Now, we have brief story teaser trailer that offers a lightning-fast slideshow of a few of the characters and scenes we’ll see in the upcoming game.
Check it out. Apparently, betrayal will be an important part, as the first question we hear is, “What does betray mean?”
Here is the official description for Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, taken from its newly launched official website,
The world stands on the verge of chaos, as the tensions between the power-hungry Nilfgaardian Empire and proud Northern Realms grow. Facing an imminent invasion, Meve—war-veteran Queen of Lyria and Rivia—is forced to once again enter the warpath, and set out on a dark journey of destruction and revenge.
Marcin Iwiński, CD Projekt Red’s Co-Founder, issued the following statement.
Thronebreaker is almost here and we couldn’t be happier. What started as a single-player adventure for a multiplayer card game quickly outgrew the original concept and became a game in its own right. Thronebreaker is a proper Witcher tale, with more than 30 hours of story, over 75 side quests, and — at the same time — a game that lets you lead an army into previously unexplored places in the Witcher universe. And all of this is powered by story-driven battles based on the card battle mechanics of Gwent.
The crew over at CD Projekt Red also announced the following preorder bonuses for Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales:
- Official Thronebreaker Soundtrack
- Digital version of Gwent: Art of The Witcher Card Game artbook from Dark Horse
- Concept art, including the map of Lyria
- The Witcher graphic novel “Fox Children” by Dark Horse
- Two in-game Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Player Titles
- Two in-game Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Player Avatars
- Five premium kegs for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is going to cost $29.99 and is scheduled to land on December 4, 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. PC gamers will be able to start playing on October 23, 2018.
I’ve spent over 100 hours playing The Witcher 3 and always skipped Gwent invites from in-game NPCs. I slightly regret doing so now. Are you going to be diving into this one as a first-timer or are you already familiar with Gwent? Let us know in the comments below.