New Gameplay Trailer and Art for The Witcher 3

By Jonathan Barnes, 2 years ago
CD Projekt RED is continuing their Gamescom 2014 blitz with more updates on their upcoming RPG epic, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

First and foremost, we have a new gameplay teaser showing off a section of the world known as "Downwarren".

We also have some amazing artwork showing off some of the characters (new and old) and scenes from Wild Hunt.

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Finally, CD Projekt RED is adding another goodie to their already stocked Collector's Edition. The Collector's Edition is now set to include a playable card game called "Gwent", which is featured digitally in the game.

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Here are some details on Gwent:

Invented by dwarves and perfected over centuries of tavern table play, Gwent is a game of initial simplicity and ultimate depth, something beloved by both road-weary travelers during long nights around the campfire and elegant nobles looking to liven up dragging dinner parties. The game is about the clash of two armies locked in mortal struggle on a battlefield where the players are the leaders and the cards their forces. With four different factions offering unique combat styles and endless paths to victory, Gwent is every adventurer’s first choice when it comes to one-on-one card-based dueling. Take risks and think on your feet, strategize and deliver cunning combos, use potent magic and mighty hero cards and be the last one standing on the field of honor!
As achievement hunters, let's hope this minigame doesn't have an achievement as punishing as Poker! from The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.

Marcin Iwinski, CD PROJEKT RED Co-founder and Joint CEO, is excited to give fans the chance to play the digital card game when unplugged:

Gwent is an amazing game and we're really happy to be able to bring it to the physical realm with Microsoft's help. Now we’ve got Gwent in every copy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt as an in-game experience for free on every platform, and a physical version in the Xbox One CE, how awesome is that?
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is scheduled for a February 24th, 2015 release.
Jonathan Barnes
Written by Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan has been a news/views contributor since 2010. When he's not writing reviews, features, and opinion pieces, he spends his days working as an informal science educator and his nights as an international man of mystery.