Gwent, the addictive card game in The Witcher 3, which some actually play more than The Witcher itself, is rumoured to be getting its own standalone release. According to the European Union Intellectual Property Office, a trademark has been filed since June 6th.
“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 travellers 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.”
It’s a great idea, and strange that it didn’t come sooner, considering the mini-game’s popularity within The Witcher. Here’s hoping it releases on multiple platforms, as a PC only release may limit its appeal after a successful release of the The Witcher 3 across PlayStation 4 and Xbox One too.