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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It looks like Witcher: Infinity Engine!
Looking forward to this.
We block shacknews here. What is this going to be?
From the GOG store page:
Thronebreaker is a single player role-playing game set in the world of The Witcher that combines narrative-driven exploration with unique puzzles and card battle mechanics.
Crafted by the developers responsible for some of the most iconic moments in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the game spins a truly regal tale of Meve, a war-veteran queen of two Northern Realms — Lyria and Rivia. Facing an imminent Nilfgaardian invasion, Meve is forced to once again enter the warpath, and set out on a dark journey of destruction and revenge.
- Experience an all new 30-hour Witcher Tale with 20 possible world end-states.
- Embark on over 75 thought-provoking side quests — one of the hallmarks of The Witcher series.
- Explore never-before-seen parts of The Witcher world — Lyria, Rivia, Aedirn, Mahakam and Angren.
- Manage resources, recruit and develop units in your very own customizable war camp.
- Build an army and engage in story battles, which twist the game’s rules in wildly unexpected ways.
- Thronebreaker features over 250 single player tailored cards, as well as 20 brand new cards for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game.
- Each card represents an entity in the game — characters players interact with during open world exploration can become on-hand assets, deployable during battle.
- During each playthrough, players make choices and face their consequences — acting against an ally’s convictions might cause their card to disappear from the deck.
- Mastering the campaign allows unlocking premium animated versions of cards, additional multiplayer avatars, borders, and titles.
- Fully voice-overed dialogues, localized into 11 languages.
What are "card battle" mechanics? It's not a full on CCG is it?
From the screenshots, its definitely an isometric adventure RPG (single character, not party NPC's) but some of them show what I assume its a Gwent match taking place, I guess this is the way battles will work?
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.
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.
1st gameplay video of Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales: basically = The Banner Saga + Telltale Games spice + Gwent action | which in short = \m/
Vid - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bXq05N748g
Enjoy, I have a feeling a bunch of you are gonna love this!
Good to see Tails break out of just being a Sonic character