It’s really flying under the radar without all the pretty graphics, but there’s a new Witcher game coming out this Tuesday. Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales has been spun off from Gwent of course, but it promises to feature all the usual questing, adventuring and decision-making we’ve come to love from The Witcher, except this time it’s replaced bog-standard sword-fighting with card battling.
We should, fingers crossed, have a review with you very shortly, but in the meanwhile, CD Projekt RED has dropped a new gameplay trailer for Thronebreaker, acting as a sort of launch day trailer for its isometric RPG.
Rather than playing as Geralt yet again, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales provides yet another fresh twist in focusing on Meve, the queen of Lyria and Rivia. The Nilfgaardian forces are invading, and Meve must enlist the Northern Realms and the Mahakam dwarves in order to fight them back. There’s the potential for 20 or so unique endings depending on how you play the game, and CDPR is promising a 30-hour single-player campaign.
If you’re looking out for Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales on Steam, it’s a waste of time. Thronebreaker is launching exclusively through GOG.com on PC this coming Tuesday, October 23rd, while PS4 and Xbox One players will need to wait until December 4th to pick up a copy of their respective platforms. It’ll set you back about $30, give or take.