That’s right bitches, now Gwent isn’t just something you play against NPCs in the Witcher 3, but soon you can have your very own real life deck and challenge your friends. How do you get your hands on your very own Gwent deck? Well, you purchase the special physical copy of Hearts of Stone, the first expansion pack for The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt.
Bought the expansion pass and still want the cards? CD Projekt RED has you covered, and you can purchase the cards separately here. Getting the phsyical copy gets you 2 gwent decks along with a manual of the rules. Oh, and a code to download the expansion.
Hearts of Stone adds 10 hours of gameplay (more than a COD campaign) of content. This content of course includes a unique romance, but they also decided to add new characters, monsters, and a new story line. In this new story line you are tasked with hunting down a pirate, complete with a new Rune Words system to give you even more combat options. You can pick up Hearts of Stone on October 13th, with the physical special edition coming in at $20, which isn’t too bad since it comes with 2 decks of gwent cards and 10 hours of new content.
CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, announce the release date of Hearts of Stone, the first expansion to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Step again into the shoes of Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster slayer, this time hired to defeat a ruthless bandit captain, Olgierd von Everec, a man who possesses the power of immortality. The expansion lets you choose your own way through an adventure that includes recruiting a crew of break-in artists, spending a night partying with a ghost and outsmarting the most bizarre creatures Geralt has ever faced.
Launching October 13th, 2015, Hearts of Stone packs over 10 hours of new adventures and introduces new characters, powerful monsters, unique romance, and a brand new storyline shaped by gamer choices. The expansion also introduces a brand new system of Runewords that significantly affects gameplay. Each Runeword will impact a different aspect of in-game mechanics and will allow the players to experiment with various strategies and tactics.
Along with the digital release, gamers will also be able to purchase a special, limited boxed edition of Hearts of Stone (SRP $19.99/19.99€) available at selected retailers worldwide. The box contains a digital download code for the expansion, two masterfully crafted physical decks of Gwent, the card game set in the world of The Witcher, and a detailed manual explaining the rules. With two unique sets of cards, Monsters and Scoia’tael, ready to go, players can now engage in tactical combat on a grand scale outside of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt!
The studio launched a special initiative for owners of the digital Expansion Pass that will enable them to purchase the cards separately. All information about the initiative can be found at redeemgwent.com.
The studio has also released a teaser video for Hearts of Stone. Watch it here.
For details regarding pre-orders, please visit buy.thewitcher.com
About CD PROJEKT RED
CD PROJEKT RED is a development studio established in 2002 and based in Warsaw and Cracow, Poland. Creators of The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Both RPGs were praised by critics and fans, gathering over 200 awards and selling over 10 million copies to date. Originally a PC developer, CD PROJEKT RED has also released The Witcher on Mac and The Witcher 2 on Xbox 360, PC and Mac. On May 19th, 2015, the studio released The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, a fantasy open world RPG available on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Playstation®4 and PC. The developer is also working on Cyberpunk 2077 in collaboration with Mike Pondsmith, the original designer of the pen-and-paper Cyberpunk® futuristic RPG system in which the upcoming game is set. CD PROJEKT RED’s mission is to take the passion they have for games and harness it to make the best RPGs in the world. Along with GOG.COM, the Internet’s leading destination for the best DRM-Free games in history on PC and Mac, CD PROJEKT RED is part of the Warsaw Stock Exchange listed (ISIN: PLOPTTC00011) CD PROJEKT Group.