Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, and the full version of Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, are ready to come out. They’re launching in late October on PC, via CDPR’s GOG.com, and in early December on Xbox and PlayStation 4. A lot of changes are coming to Gwent, and Thronebreaker is basically a single-player offshoot of the Witcher Card Game.
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is soon going to receive the largest update in the game’s history. Homecoming, as that update is called, is going to introduce some drastic changes. For example, the board will have only two distinct rows, as opposed to the three it had before. Also, the board is going to be a “fully three-dimensional battlefield.” In fact, the game’s visuals in general are getting a redesign, “now in sync with the dark and gritty feel of the world of The Witcher.” You can also look forward to new card mechanics, a new deck building experience, and more.
Best of all, after the arrival of Homecoming, Gwent is fully leaving its Beta stage, becoming a full release. The full version of Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is coming out on October 23rd on PC (via GOG.com), and on December 4th on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Which, incidentally, are also the launch dates for Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales; a single-player spin-off of the Gwent spin-off.
Thronebreaker is going to be a standalone single player RPG in the Witcher universe, combining “narrative-driven exploration with unique puzzles and card battle mechanics.” The story follows Meve, a war veteran queen of Lyria and Rivia. Now, she has to fight against the invading Nilfgaardian forces. The game promises “new and never-before-seen parts of The Witcher world, embark on thought-provoking quests featuring rich, multidimensional characters.” You’ll also be “gathering resources to expand their army and engaging in epic story battles;” those battles being the same as in Gwent: The Witcher Card Game.