CD Projekt Red is venturing back into the world of its most popular franchise, with a spin-off RPG based on The Witcher series–and it’s closer than you might think. Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales will be coming to PC exclusively through GOG on October 23.
The new game focuses on Meve, a queen who holds dominion over Lyria and Rivia. With a Nilfgaardian invasion immiment, she’s forced to go to war. Thronebreaker is described as a narrative-driven game with puzzles and card battle mechanics, similar to Gwent. In fact, Thronebreaker was originally announced as the single-player component for Gwent, before having spun off into its own standalone game. It will launch alongside Gwent itself coming out of beta.
Meanwhile, Netflix is exploring the world of the Witcher itself. The studio recently announced it has cast Superman actor Henry Cavill in the lead role, amid some backlash over leaked script details.
For more details on how Gwent (and by extension, Thronebreaker) came together, read our interview with co-creator Rafal Jaki. If you’d still like to try Gwent for yourself, you can install Gwent from GOG and sign up for their newsletter, and get a free copy of The Witcher: Enhanced Edition to boot.