CD Projekt Red has just released a new gameplay trailer for the singleplayer card game, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales.
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, as we’ve seen previously, is the singleplayer component of Gwent that was split off from the main game to become a more fleshed-out and story-heavy experience a while back. And despite some initial concerns from fans about quality, and some delays, things appear to be going smoothly.
As CD Projekt Red has shown, the story of the game weaves together both political intrigue and military conflict in an interesting way. Even the presentation of cutscenes set it’s own tone, with a more visual novel feel than anything else. All this serves to set the somewhat cookie-cutter story of Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales apart from other similar high-fantasy fiction.
Rather than taking control of a hero like Geralt of Rivia, the player is placed in the role of Meve. She’s a powerful but desperate queen trying to defend the Northern Realms Lyria and Rivia against an ongoing Nilfgaardian invasion. You have to expand your control and power base, but do so carefully, so that you can deal with increasingly powerful foes along all front. Expand too quickly, and you’ll be overwhelmed before you can properly prepare your army. Be too timid, and the enemies of the crown will destroy you and all you hold dear before you even have a chance.
As anyone familiar with Gwent knows, combat may share thematic elements of a RPG like the Witcher source material, it’s still a card game through and through. If you’re a fan of Gwent, you’ll feel right at home. But new players shouldn’t feel to intimidated, as it’s a rather basic game with a core rock-paper-scissors mechanics at heart. It’s all pretty easy to get a grasp on.
If you want to check out more footage of Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, there’s plenty more where this trailer came from. There’s a full nearly 40-minute-long epic of gameplay from earlier this month.
Check out the newest trailer for the card game down below. Both Gwent and Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales will release on October 23 for PC. The Xbox One and PS4 versions will follow on on December 4, 2018.