While originally made to be a single player campaign for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
quickly outgrew this concept and became its own standalone RPG. Thronebreaker
now features over 30 hours of story content, more than 75 side quests, brand-new cards, and never-before-seen lands and characters. A new teaser trailer and screenshots for the game have been released, and pre-orders are now available.
Players will be assuming the role of war veteran Meve, Queen of Lyria and Rivia, as she sets out on a quest marked by chaos and revenge. She faces an inevitable invasion as the Northern Realms and Nilfgaardian Empire continue to grow in power. As Meve, you will be making difficult decisions as you travel to different locales, each with their own look and feel. You will not travel alone, though, and your choices can lead to various consequences, including desertion, betrayal, and death.
In terms of the core gameplay, battles will be fought using Gwent
-style mechanics as you take control of the queen's army. There is also much exploration to be done between battles in order to find treasure and upgrade materials. Outside of combat and exploration, you will make use of the War Camp to unlock new skills, train recruits, and speak to travel companions.
Marcin Iwinski, co-founder of CD Projekt, has made it clear that all pre-order bonuses can be bought post-launch if players would rather wait before making the US$29.99 purchase. With that being said, the following will be received digitally for pre-ordering:
- 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
Fans will be able to return to the world of The Witcher
launches on December 4th.
We don't have them yet, but we'll publish a story as soon as we pick up the Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales achievements.