The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was overwhelmingly successful. With a massive open-world and seemingly endless side quests to do, you could easily lose hundreds of hours to the game. Then you could lose a couple hundred hours more just to the card game Gwent, a mini-game included within the actual game. Now, Gwent is moving on and will be available as a standalone game on Xbox One and Windows 10, titled Gwent: The Witcher Card Game.
The upcoming Gwent: The Witcher Card Game will include both a multiplayer mode and a single player campaign. The multiplayer component for the game will even be available for cross play between Xbox One and Windows 10. Other than those changes, it seems that the rest of the mini-game you've grown to love in the Witcher 3 will remain the same. The same four factions will be available, the map layout for where you can place your cards remains unchanged, and you still start off with ten cards at the start of every match just like before.
Check out the reveal trailer for the game below:
While the same four factions available in the Witcher 3's mini-game Gwent will be returning in Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, the new standalone card game will be adding another additional faction for you to play as. The full list of factions for the upcoming Gwent game now includes the Nilfgaardian Empire, the Northern Realms, the Monsters faction, the Scoia'tael, and Skellige. Each faction has their own unique play style, as well as their own single player campaign. The campaigns for each faction will be about 10 hours each, possible even longer. However, it is still unclear whether each campaign will be vastly different from one another.
You can visit the official website for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game now to sign up for the game's upcoming beta. The beta might be exclusive to Xbox One and Windows 10, but the free-to-play card game will be available on PlayStation 4 at launch as well. The official release window for the beta is sometime this September for Xbox One and Windows 10, later to be extended to PlayStation 4.
Our E3 coverage team got a chance to try out the game hands-on. Check out their initial impressions of the game here.
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