The Witcher Spin-Off Thronebreaker Launches On Switch

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Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tale was released on Nintendo Switch this week. It acts as a spinoff of Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, which itself is a spin-off of The Witcher video game franchise. Thronebreaker was released on October 23, 2018 for PC and in December 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It was initially supposed to be a single-player component for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, but was later released as a standalone game. Thronebreaker received critical reception from fans and critics who praised its depth and emphasis on the story.

Some of the key features of Thronebreaker are:

  • Experience an all-new 30-hour Witcher world tale with 20 possible world end-states.
  • Embark on a grand adventure full of thought-provoking quests.
  • Influence the state of the world around you by making difficult choices and face their consequences.
  • Meet a cast of rich, multidimensional characters — some of them will join you on your quest, others you’ll have to face on the battlefield.

In Thronebreaker, you play as Queen Meve, the ruler of Lyria and Rivia. Your objective is to build alliances and battle through enemy forces as you march to take the northern kingdom back. Just like The Witcher 3, the game’s outcomes and the story will depend on the choices you make. There are over 20 different endings, and the one you get depends on the decisions you made throughout the game.

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tale takes place in five regions which were never explored in the previous entries of the Witcher franchise. Players will explore large maps that cover Rivia, Lyria, Angren, Mahakam, and Aedirn. Queen Meve's army will be customized by a deck of cards and combat will be similar to that of Gwent. Your objective is to win at least two rounds out of three in each battle.

Thronebreaker is available for purchase via Nintendo eShop for only $19.99.

So what do you think? Are you interested in the Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tale? Or do you prefer the original Gwent in Witcher 3? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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