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Gwent's next expansion brings back Radovid, has a better trailer than some full games

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Of all the current crop of card games, Gwent has the best art—especially the premium cards, which are animated. But even the standard ones are ridiculously nice (opens in new tab). The high production values carry over to the trailers, like this one for the forthcoming Iron Judgment expansion. That's the voice actor who played Radovid in the first game returning to narrate, as this expansion will apparently focus on him and the armies of the North.

It also promises the return of armor mechanics, and will have over 80 new cards. Cave Troll, Dwarf Berserker, Greater Brothers, Stunning Blow, and Knickers (it's a dog) are among those revealed so far, and according to the website (opens in new tab) players will be able to "Relive the Battle of Brenna, learn the secrets of the Salamandra, or join Gascon’s company of noble criminals".

Iron Judgment comes out October 2, and can be pre-ordered now.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.