CD Project Red has recently announced that Gwent, their brilliant card mini-game from The Witcher 3, is making its way to mobile devices. Gwent is set for release on Android on March 24th and will be available to download free of charge.
Players keen to stay informed of the game’s release can pre-register for download on the Google play store. Google Play Store. In addition to instant access upon release, pre-registered players are also entitled to a unique Imperial Golem avatar, which they will receive this when they first log in to the game.
For the unfamiliar, Gwent is a card game present in both the Witcher novels and the third main installment of CD Projekt Red‘s game adaptation. In Gwent, players control armies consisting of close quarters combatants, ranged combatants, and siege combatants.
Players also have a leader with a special ability, weather cards to control weather effects, and special unit cards that have unique skills. The game is easy to pick up, but hard to master. To do so, you’ll need a well-made deck, great decision-making skills, and be a master bluffer. Here’s a guide if you want to brush up on your Gwent knowledge.
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This news comes off the back of the successful Netflix adaption of the popular gaming franchise starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. The series has since been crowned the most successful show of 2019 on Netflix, despite releasing in late 2019.
The only downside to this news is that all players enjoying Gwent on Xbox One and PS4 will lose access to the game. CD Project Red has stated that they intend to shut down the game on these platforms in June. Therefore, the only platforms Gwent will be available on will be PC, iOS, and Android. Thankfully, though, there have been rumors that these platforms will receive cross-play functionality upon the Android release in March.
Will you be pre-registering for this new port? How much do you love the new Witcher TV series? Are there any other games within games that you love? Tell us in the comments below. Also, if you want more witcher based content from us. Then check our review for the TV series. Or why not try our article on how the books influenced the games. As always, thanks for reading!