Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, or Gwent: Thronebreaker as it was once called, has a final release date.
The standalone, single-player expansion of the card game Gwent, will be released on PC via GOG on October 23. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will follow on December 4.
In Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales we’ll play as Meve, the warrior queen of Lyria and Rivia (the same Rivia Geralt of Rivia is from). The story follows her and her army as they face an imminent Nilfgaardian invasion.
Throughout their travels, Meve and company will visit new locations on the Continent where they will meet colorful characters, and go on quests in the hope of expanding their army. The game is developed by the same people who created the “most iconic moments” in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, so I’m sure these quests will be equally as compelling.
Being an RPG, Thronebreaker will also feature turn-based combat in the form of Gwent matches, with each unit in your army represented by a different card. Objectives in combat will change from battle to battle: Sometimes you’ll have to decimate the rival army, but at other times you’ll need to kill a specific unit, defeat a “boss” or to just survive a set number of rounds.
Thronebreaker goes for a more epic feel then what we’re used to from the multiplayer version of Gwent, so do expect to see some changes to the rules and cards.
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Is Coming Home
Speaking of which, CD Projekt RED has announced that Gwent: The Witcher Card Game will be leaving beta on the same day Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales releases – October 23 on PC and December 4 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Gwent’s full released will be accompanied by Homecoming – the biggest update in the game’s history. Homecoming includes a complete rework of the game’s board into a three-dimensional battlefield featuring two distinct rows, as well as a visual redesign. There are also a new deck-building experience, as well as new card mechanics.
You can learn more about Gwent’s Homecoming update in the video above. In general, CD Projekt RED is hoping to make Gwent more similar to the version from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that fans loved so much.
Once more, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales and Gwent: The Witcher Card Game are both coming out on October 23 for PC, and December 4 for PS4 and Xbox One.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.