Gwent’s second expansion will take players to the northern city of Novigrad, where folks live free — assuming they don’t fall foul of the city’s underworld elements. The expansion adds 90 new cards, five new leaders, and a new faction, the Syndicate, as well as introducing some new mechanics.

Crowns are a new resource in Gwent, which players can use to activate “Fee” abilities on cards. You can also place a Bounty on opposing cards, and when they’re taken out, your Crowns will be replenished. Meanwhile, the Intimidate keyword lets players boost friendly cards.

You can pre-order Novigrad card kegs in packages of 15 (for $19.99) or 30 (for $39.99) from the Gwent site. Each pre-order will also net you a special card back. Novigrad releases on June 28.

June 28

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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