CD Projekt Red has released another entry in the series of The Witcher games. The studio is Gwent: Rogue Mage as a single player expansion for , but sold separately. It’s available today for PC, iOS, and Android for $10. A $20 premium edition comes with perks for Gwen.
Rogue Mage was under the working title of Project Golden Neck† It takes place hundreds of years before the birth of Witcher protagonist Geralt of Rivia. You play as the magician Alzur, who tries to create the very first witch to protect humanity from an attack of monsters.
However, don’t go into it and expect a lot of details that are in the . “While we have a story to tell about Alzur’s obsession with creating the first Witcher, we don’t consider this expansion an official addition to The Witcher lore,” said game director Vladimir Tortsov. † “We hope players get enough immersion to complement the gameplay-first formula, but we don’t expect the story to be the main reason for players to appreciate this release.”
The game is a roguelike deck builder. You move around a procedurally generated map and participate in map battles based on mechanics from the original Gwent† You can upgrade your army by collecting more cards and equipment. There are also dozens of difficulty levels.
Tortsov says players will probably need more than 30 hours to do and find everything in Rogue Mage, which is designed for gameplay sessions lasting up to an hour. The game can be played completely offline, but there are online features like leaderboards and cross saves so you can continue playing where you left off on other devices.
CDPR debuted with the original Gwent † It is a free-to-play multiplayer title based on a minigame in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt† Rogue Mage is not the first single player version Gwent, although. CDPR previously released a single player campaign called †
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