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Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales will release next month

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CD Projekt Red has announced that Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, set in the world of The Witcher, will be coming to PC via GOG on October 23.

The singleplayer RPG promises the exploration of "new and never-before-seen parts of The Witcher world" and will combine "narrative-driven exploration with unique puzzles and card battle mechanics." 

The game will follow Meve, "a war-veteran queen" who governs over the two Northern Realms, Lyria and Rivia. Of course, things are not peaceful, and Meve is forced to embark on a journey of "destruction and revenge."

Thronebreaker will see players embarking on quests, gathering resources and going into battles powered by the skill-based battle system that will be familiar to players of Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, which isn’t at all surprising when you consider how the game began development.

A return to the setting of The Witcher was hinted at a few months ago by CD Projekt Red’s CEO, Adam Kiciński and since then, Thronebreaker, originally planned as a singleplayer campaign for Gwent, has since evolved into a standalone RPG.

Coinciding with the release, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is leaving beta and also launching on PC on October 23. 

Sarah's earliest gaming memories involve playing Jet Set Willy on the ZX Spectrum at a friend's house. These days, and when not writing guides, most of her spare time goes into MMOs—though she's quite partial to JRPGs too. She has spent much of the last decade playing the likes of Star Wars: The Old Republic, TERA, Final Fantasy 14, and World of Warcraft. Sarah has been writing about games for several years and, before joining PC Gamer, freelanced for the likes of TechRadar, GamingBible, and Rock Paper Shotgun. One of her fondest hopes is to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing heap. She probably has more wolves in Valheim than you.