Celebrate 11 Years of The Witcher Franchise With Thronebreaker Gameplay and a Look Back at the First Two Games

CD Projekt Red is celebrating 11 years of The Witcher video game franchise this week, so in honor of that milestone the development studio has released a nostalgic developer diary that looks back at The Witcher and The Witcher 2. And coincidently, a new gameplay preview for Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales has also released, so it made sense to go all in with The Witcher franchise in this post.

If you want to see how far the franchise has come from the original game, then you have to watch the developer diary above. I was shocked to see how old The Witcher actually looks. I mean it almost appears as if it were developed for the original Xbox, or PS2. I’m definitely being a bit hyperbolic, but when you compare the visuals of The Witcher to what we got in The Witcher 3, the upgrades are drastic to say the least.

Now if you’re interested in the latest game to pop up in The Witcher franchise, you can check out a new gameplay trailer for Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales below. This game looks to blend the card deck gameplay from GWENT, with a top down RPG experience. It definitely has potential, so check out the latest preview below.

About Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales

Thronebreaker is a single player role-playing game set in the world of The Witcher that combines narrative-driven exploration with unique puzzles and card battle mechanics. Crafted by the developers responsible for some of the most iconic moments in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the game spins a truly regal tale of Meve, a war-veteran queen of two Northern Realms — Lyria and Rivia. Facing an imminent Nilfgaardian invasion, Meve is forced to once again enter the warpath, and set out on a dark journey of destruction and revenge.


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