Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Gets Nilfgaard Faction

CD Projekt Red, the creators of The Witcher series of games, announce the upcoming arrival of a new playable faction in Gwent: The Witcher Card Game –  the Nilfgaard. Part of a major content update for the game, Nilfgaard introduces a playstyle focused on maintaining control over the battlefield.

The faction equips players with a set of new gameplay mechanics such as revealing cards in the opponent’s hand, controlling the order of cards in player decks, and trickery based on the use of disloyal units. The update expands the number of cards available in the game by over 60 – new additions also include faction-specific cards for Northern Realms, Scoia’tael, Skellige and Monsters, as well as neutral cards usable by every faction.

In Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, gamers clash with their friends in fast-paced duels that combine bluffing, on-the-fly decision making and careful deck construction. The game is played over a best-of-three series of rounds, as players unleash their hand by slinging spells and diverse units with special abilities and use clever tricks to deceive their opponents.  The content update introducing Nilfgaard is scheduled for release on February 6th, 2017. Gwent is currently available in Closed Beta and players wishing to participate in the beta can register on the official website. If you’re unfamiliar with the game so far, you can check out a video showcasing the games mechanics below. So far, a proper release date for the game has yet to be announced.

CD Projekt Red is a game development studio founded in 2002. It develops and publishes videogames for personal computers and video game consoles. The Studio’s flagship franchise, games from The Witcher series, has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Its newest release – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – debuted in 2015 for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and has since received over 800 awards and accolades, including 250 Game of the Year awards.


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