CD Projekt RED announces plans to include a virtual card-based game titled Gwent
within The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
, the next installment in their RPG series
(we were surprised that "Gwent" didn't trigger our spell-checker, but it turns
out to be an ancient
preserved within Wales, and no, there won't be a test). They also
announce that the Xbox One Collector's Edition of the game will also include a
physical version of Gwent. Here's a description of the game, though the history
it outlines may not actually be 100% true:
Gwent is a fast-paced card
game that can be played within The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on every platform.
Invented by dwarves and perfected over centuries of tavern table play, Gwent is
a game of initial simplicity and ultimate depth, something beloved by both
road-weary travelers during long nights around the campfire and elegant nobles
looking to liven up dragging dinner parties. The game is about the clash of two
armies locked in mortal struggle on a battlefield where the players are the
leaders and the cards their forces. With four different factions offering unique
combat styles and endless paths to victory, Gwent is every adventurer’s first
choice when it comes to one-on-one card-based dueling. Take risks and think on
your feet, strategize and deliver cunning combos, use potent magic and mighty
hero cards and be the last one standing on the field of honor!
- Over 150 unique playing cards
- 4 distinct factions: the mighty and cunning
Nilfgaardian Empire, the brave Northern Realms and their siege weapons, the
agile and devious Scoia’tael, and the brutal monsters of No Man’s Land.
- Powerful spells allow players to control the
weather and affect units on the battlefield.
- An array of combat styles caters to individual
playstyles: close range with heavy knights, long range with skilled archers
or artillery with powerful siege weapons.
- Powerful hero cards, unique to each faction.