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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Gwent Card Game Comes To Life As Geralt Helps The Commoners
by Wayne Stainrook on Aug 15, 2014 at 11:20 AM
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive
Developer: CD Projekt Red
Rating: Mature
Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC

Although we won't be able to get our hands on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt until next year, CD Projekt Red is still giving us plenty of reasons to be excited for the final chapter of its fantasy RPG series. Today, the developer unveiled the contents exclusive to the Xbox One Collector's Edition of the game, including two physical decks of the new Gwent card game and a cloth map of the game world.

Gwent is a two-player card game within The Witcher 3 in which players choose from four factions and battle against their opponent. The Xbox One Collector's Edition features physical counterparts to the virtual card decks: The Nilfgaardian Empire, the Northern Realms, the Scoia’tael, and the monsters of No Man's Land.

In addition to these Collector's Edition details, Projekt Red also released the Downwarren gameplay trailer, in which Geralt accepts a local villager's request to investigate the deaths of citizens who have been sleepwalking into the woods. To get there, he must travel through the swamps, battling a couple water hags along the way.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt launches February 24, 2015. For more, go to our cover story hub and read a preview of five promising features we're looking forward to.

[Source: The Witcher Official Website]