Toss a card game to your Witcher in ‘Gwent’ for Android
It did not feature in Netflix’s first season of “The Witcher”, but card game “Gwent” is directly inspired by the original books and, from March 24, will be available on Android.
In interpreting a fictional dwarven card game described in Andrzej Sapkowski’s “The Witcher” stories, video game developer CD Projekt Red struck gold.
Gwent was an optional mini-game contained within 2015’s “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and, in 2019, Nintendo Switch.
In amongst their medieval adventuring and monster-slaying, fans of the Gwent card game would find themselves drawn far from more urgently heroic matters by the one-on-one pursuit, tracking down scores of specific artificial intelligence characters to prove their mastery and collect a full deck of 195 cards.
CD Projekt RED spun Gwent off into its own standalone game in 2016, with official releases of “Gwent: The Witcher Card Game” on PC, PlayStation and Xbox in 2018, and “Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales” presented as an entire narrative adventure powered by Gwent interactions shortly after.
With iOS devices added to the “Gwent” game family in October 2019, the Android platform is joining the party from March 24, CD Projekt has announced.
It will support cross-play between PC, iOS and Android, encouraging players to remain involved wherever they might be.
The free mobile game is monetized through a variety of in-app purchases that range in price from $4.99 to $39.99 (about P250 to P2,000).
Both Netflix’s December 2019 season of “The Witcher” and CD Projekt’s game franchise were based on Sapkowski’s stories. Netflix confirmed a second season of “The Witcher” before the first was made available. RGA
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