Barely a few weeks after CD Projekt Red revealed the single player campaign for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game had morphed into a 30 hour standalone RPG card battler named Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, the studio announced late yesterday both games now have a firm release date.
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales and Gwent: The Witcher Card Game will both launch on PC via CD Projekt Red’s own distribution platform GOG on October 23rd, while PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will have to wait it out a bit longer to December 4th. For the extra time and as way of apology, console players will receive a few complimentary cards so it’s not all bad news.
Included in the Gwent: The Witcher Card Game release is the long-awaited Homecoming overhaul, which is set to inject brand new three dimensional visual flourish to the card game, add new leader reworks with customizable skins who’ll now be present on the board fully animated, taunts, a reduction of the three lane mechanic to two lanes, and much more.
In a video released to announce the news, we get a short glimpse of the revamped board and we have to say it looks spectacular. You can check out the dev update below which is packed with in-depth details about what’s on it’s way on October 23rd.
As for Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, it follows the story of Meve a ‘a war-veteran queen of two Northern Realms — Lyria and Rivia’ who against her better judgement must go to war to face off against advancing Nilfgaardian troops. With puzzles, new card mechanics, and a strong narrative coursing through the game, Thronebreaker is set to reveal untold tales from The Witcher universe through the compelling characters we’ve come to expect from the series.
No pricing details have been released for Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales as of writing, though we know that Gwent: The Witcher Card Game will remain free-to-play as it has been throughout beta.