Vampires, werewolves, blood moons and all different issues finest suited to a Belmont than a Witcher would be the first focus of Gwent: The Witcher Card Game‘s first card expansion. Despite other online CCGs making expansions an annual or seasonal thing, Crimson Curse is set to be Gwent’s first. While I really feel that CD Projekt Red’s card-slinger by no means drew the crowds the best way Hearthstone or Magic: The Gathering has (its solo growth, Thronebreaker turned its personal standalone game), it’s good to see that the studio haven’t thrown within the towel. See a portentous little teaser trailer under.
The new growth is ready so as to add over 100 playing cards. 14 per faction, plus 31 new impartial playing cards. Some of them have instantly intriguing tactical makes use of, like Samum. Meant to symbolize the explosive grenades from the Witcher sequence, it does three injury to a goal unit, and on a profitable kill (by the brand new Deathblow key-word) it shifts adjoining items to the opposite row. The sort of trick that may flip a match in some conditions. They’ve solely unveiled just a few playing cards up to now, however you’ll be able to test them out on the official page here. The new Bleeding impact on Plumards seems to be significantly annoying.
Story-wise, it’s constructing a bit on The Witcher’s vampire lore. Fancy-pants vampire Dettlaff van der Eretein (a Higher Vampire who Geralt has tussled with in The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine growth) goes to struggle. As anybody who’s seen the brand new Castlevania anime sequence (which is good and I received’t hear anybody say in any other case), that is going to finish badly for everybody. There ought to be a cornucopia of recent undead critters and vampire-slaying heroes added to the cardboard listing.
The Crimson Curse growth hits Gwent on March 28th. The game stays free-to-play, and you’ll find it here. You can learn somewhat extra concerning the growth on its web page here, together with the primary few card reveals.