Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales pre-orders are live, new story trailer released

Return to the world of the witcher with digital goodies like a graphic novel, Gwent content, concept art, and more.


CD Projekt Red is hard at work on a new adventure with Cyberpunk 2077, but those hoping to return to the world of The Witcher will have an opportunity to do so soon. Pre-orders for Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales go live today and CD Projekt Red has revealed what goodies players can get before the game launches on October 23, 2018.

Pre-orders for Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, which will cost $29.99, are available on the official Witcher website. Here's a look at exactly what you'll get in the deal, along with a new story trailer to celebrate today's festivities:

  • Official Thronebreaker Soundtrack
  • Digital version of GWENT: Art of The Witcher Card Game artbook from Dark Horse
  • Concept art, including the map of Lyria 
  • The Witcher graphic novel "Fox Children" by Dark Horse
  • 2 in-game GWENT: The Witcher Card Game Player Titles
  • 2 in-game GWENT: The Witcher Card Game Player Avatars
  • 5 premium kegs for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game

“Thronebreaker is almost here and we couldn’t be happier,” said Marcin Iwiński, CD Projekt Red co-founder, in the press release for the announcement. “What started as a single-player adventure for a multiplayer card game quickly outgrew the original concept and became a game in its own right. Thronebreaker is a proper Witcher tale, with more than 30 hours of story, over 75 side quests, and — at the same time — a game that lets you lead an army into previously unexplored places in the Witcher universe. And all of this is powered by story-driven battles based on the card battle mechanics of GWENT.” 

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales launches first on PC via GOG October 23, 2018, and then comes to Xbox One and PS4 on December 4, 2018. Stay tuned to Shacknews for additional updates.

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    September 27, 2018 10:05 AM

    Charles Singletary Jr posted a new article, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales pre-orders are live, new story trailer released

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      September 27, 2018 10:11 AM


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      September 27, 2018 10:19 AM


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      September 27, 2018 11:58 AM

      Looking forward to this.

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      September 27, 2018 11:59 AM

      We block shacknews here. What is this going to be?

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        September 27, 2018 12:08 PM


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          September 27, 2018 12:10 PM

          What are "card battle" mechanics? It's not a full on CCG is it?

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            September 27, 2018 12:17 PM


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            September 27, 2018 2:55 PM

            It's the card battles from Gwent (the standalone CCG), but Thronebreaker is itself a standalone RPG and as I understand it will not require any card collecting outside of what you earn in the single player game.

            Gwent will continue to exist as a multiplayer card game alongside thronebreaker, and will leave early access (or whatever GOG calls their version of it) the same date as Thronebreaker releases. Looking at the Witcher Tales website, it looks like playing Thronebreaker will unlock some cards for Gwent, if you're interested in playing that.

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              September 27, 2018 2:56 PM

              You play as Queen Meve, and the card battles make sense when you consider that the fights are supposed to be armies facing off against each other, and not a single character kicking ass with a sword, as in the mainline Witcher games.

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      September 27, 2018 12:16 PM

      1st gameplay video of Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales: basically = The Banner Saga + Telltale Games spice + Gwent action | which in short = \m/

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      Enjoy, I have a feeling a bunch of you are gonna love this!

    • DM7 legacy 10 years legacy 20 years
      September 27, 2018 1:39 PM

      Looks interesting!

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      September 27, 2018 1:44 PM

      Good to see Tails break out of just being a Sonic character

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