A prequel for ‘The Witcher’ is releasing tomorrow

CD Projekt RED has introduced a Witcher prequel deckbuilding roguelike recreation, and it’s set to launch tomorrow (July 7). 

The recreation was introduced by way of IGN, and is titled Gwent: Rogue Mage, and can launch on PC, iOS, and Android. The normal model of the sport will go for round £8.50 ($9.99), whereas the premium version will value round £17 ($19.99), and contains further in-game skins, cosmetics, in addition to card packs.

Gwent Mirror Master trailer
Gwent: Mirror Master trailer. Credit: Gwent official YouTube

Director Vladimir Tortsov said that it got here from CD Projekt RED “noticing that years after The Witcher 3’s release, there are a significant number of players who want a more PvE experience from Gwent.”

He continues to state that “While Gwent multiplayer is a fantastic game for those who are looking for a great PvP multiplayer experience, we perfectly understand that many Witcher players loved the original mini-game of Gwent for totally different reasons”, and clarifies that with this recreation “we aim to give this audience a reason to play modern-day Gwent in the format they prefer.”

Players begin every run with roughly a dozen playing cards of their deck, with every deck having a core theme that’s “easy to understand”. There are a complete of 4 decks, with gamers with the ability to select three key playing cards to construct round. Cards will be added to the deck one after the other by exploring the map, whereas the pool of potential playing cards will be elevated by way of incomes expertise and growing their degree.

Witcher Gwent card game
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. Credit: CD Projekt Red

Tortsov estimates it’d take the typical participant over 30 hours to gather and full all the pieces within the recreation. It’s additionally clarified that whereas the sport has a story, the core mechanics took priority in growth. “While we have a story to tell about Alzur’s obsession to create the first witcher, we do not treat this expansion as an official addition to The Witcher lore.”

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