If you spent most of your time in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt playing games of Gwent with every single nonplayer character that offered, here’s some good news.
As reported by Eurogamer, a new trademark filing shows that publisher CD Projekt has filed for something called Gwent: The Witcher Card Game.
Gwent is the in-game trading card game for the world of The Witcher. The easy-to- learn and addictive deck-building game tasks players with collecting cards to beat their opponent in a best-of-three match. The objective of the game is simple: in each round, have more points than your opponent. But it’s also a game of knowing when to go all in and knowing when to bow out. At the beginning of the game, you draw 10 cards, and those 10 cards will have to carry you through all three rounds. This means that you have to carefully maintain a balance and read your opponent. You wouldn’t want to throw out all your forces in round one and find yourself without any backup in rounds two or three. It’s this simple power balance that makes the game so addictive.
CD Projekt Red did mention earlier this year that it was developing a “new type of video game format previously unexplored by the studio,” one that “nobody has ever done before.” Maybe this is the game the studio was referring to.
This also isn’t the first time CD Projekt has released a Gwent game. Last year, when CD Projekt Red announced the Witcher 3 downloadable expansion pack, it also made available a physical edition that included an actual Gwent set. While the Gwent set that came with the Hearts of Stone expansion can still be ordered, the Blood and Wine sets have sold out, steadily increasing in price on sites like eBay and Amazon.