New Witcher game is a prequel called Rogue Mage

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CD Projekt Red has announced a new Witcher game, and it launches tomorrow! Gwent: Rogue Mage is a single player deckbuilding roguelike that will be available on PC as well as Android and iOS, billed as a prequel to Geralt’s saga.

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Instead of playing as the continent’s most professional monster slayer, you’ll slip into the robes of titular rogue mage, Alzur. His card-battling adventures take place hundreds of years before CDPR’s trilogy of action RPGs as Alzur attempts to create the world’s first Witcher.

It’s worth noting that this is a premium title. Instead of opting for a free-to-play model with forced microtransactions, you get full access to Gwent: Rogue Mage for $9.99 with a fancy deluxe version unlocking bonus cosmetics and card packs.

This new Witcher game gives CDPR another opportunity to put a spin on Gwent, the card game of choice within the Witcher universe. From what’s been shown of Rogue Mage, it looks more comparable to the Gwent mini-game from The Witcher 3 as opposed to CDPR’s ongoing Gwent multiplayer title. You will inevitably come across defeat though experience and unlocked cards will carry into subsequent playthroughs.

Those hoping to see this latest game appear on other platforms are sadly out of luck. “With consoles, we left them for a reason,” explains game director, Vladimir Tortsov, going on to say that the ever evolving nature of live services games and the need for frequent updates “was a really tough experience” for CDPR.

CDPR recently announced its next Witcher game, which will be running on Unreal Engine 5. The Polish company is touting this as a new Witcher saga, correcting those who have been calling it The Witcher 4. Meanwhile, season 3 of the Netflix TV show has begun filming.

One final bit of Witcher news to round the week out? The Witcher 3’s next-gen upgrade for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S has been confirmed for a 2022 release.

Source: IGN

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