If you were the type of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt player who spent more time playing cards in a tavern than exploring the world and hacking bandits into tiny pieces, then we’ve got good news for you. CD Projekt Red announced at E3 today that the Gwent collectible card game from Witcher 3 would be be getting its own standalone game, with beta coming in just a few months.

In Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, you’ll be placed in control of an army from one of four factions and will need to tactically arrange your units in three lines of battle: melee, ranged, and siege. You’ll start with only 10 cards in your hand and will have limited opportunities to draw more, so making careful use of your resources is key.

In addition to casual and competitive PvP, Gwent will include a single-player campaign that will let players “roam freely” and “will feature the choice and consequence mechanic the Witcher games are known for.” No knowledge of the Witcher universe is required to play, though given the parent game’s mature content, there is a requirement that players be at least 12 years old, and players under 18 “should have your parent or guardian agree to the User Agreement in your name.” I’m sure everyone will abide by that mandate.

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game will be free-to-play on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The beta starts on September, and you can sign up — or learn more about the game — on the Gwent website.

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. geralt of rivia on June 14, 2016

    if you beat me you will get my unique card

  2. Jafarson on June 13, 2016

    commented on elder scrolls card game post few minutes ago and now i see another upcomming card game…………

    • Rufinus Henry on June 13, 2016

      Just another card game? you know nothing jon snow

    • Hiposttr on June 14, 2016

      Too soon to hate on this one. This game was acctualy a mini game inside Witcher 3 and some people really seem to like it. I hope it will not be another pay to win scam like that bethseda and activision/blizzard one.

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