Play a pair of Witchers
PS4 gets dealt a double dose of Gwent
08Anyone who spent half of their triple-digit hours in The Witcher 3 immersed within the card game Gwent will have already been hitting up the free Gwent beta on PS4. On 4 December it comes out of beta… alongside a brand-new, chunky Witcher adventure.
Accompanying the full release of Gwent is Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, a brand-new RPG set within the world of The Witcher, using Gwent as the battle system. The story centres around Meve, queen of the Northern states of Rivia and Lyria, as she comes up against a Nilfgaardian invasion, and offers around 30 hours of story content, tons of quests, and a swathe of endings. If you’re less interested in playing online, it’s a superb option, offering a distinct single-player Gwent experience.
Building on the mechanics introduced in The Witcher 3, the Gwent card game in both Thronebreaker and the full standalone Gwent release offer a meatier experience than the one found there. No matter what type of Witcher fan you are, or if you just like to dive into a new card game, Thronebreaker and Gwent are looking like a good deal of fun.
Gwent was a surprisingly addictive aspect of The Witcher 3.
Just like in all major wars, battles are enacted using a deck of cards.