Taking a page out of the growing book of Witcher titles on the Switch, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales launched for the Nintendo Switch today, bringing the role-playing card game to the portable platform. One could almost call this the Nintendo Witcher console. Right? I’ll see myself out. Anyway, the newest RPG to land on the portable console might not be as epic as The Witcher 3, Wild Hunt, but Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales does offer some interesting glimpses into the lore behind the games.
The player commands armies as Queen Meve—the ruler of Lyria and Rivia—and attempts to take back the Northern Realms from the Nilfgaardian Empire. Each faction is represented in a strategic card game, with unique heroes and units being more powerful cards. Playing as Queen Meve, the player must make and keep alliances through the trials and fires of war. And this maintenance of alliances is important, as cards in your deck will only remain usable for as long as you are allied to the relevant faction.
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales previously split from the Gwent card game development project some time ago. This makes the card game DNA very clear with this new Switch port. A slimmed-down card game is also a great port for the Nintendo platform, with short and quick games easy to finish up in this new game.
Check out the trailer for Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales on Switch down below.