Any fan of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will tell you that one of the gems of the game is the in-game trading card game (TCG), Gwent. The TCG became such a popular part of Witcher 3 that when developers CD Projekt RED released the expansions Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, they also released physical cards so you could play Gwent in real life as well.
Now, according to Nerdleak, the studio recently filed for two trademarks with the European Union Intellectual Property Office. One is for Gwent, which is seemingly an extension of the 2015 trademark registration that had already been filed, and a second for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. The latter covers computer games and videogames in various formats, online gaming services, and also jewelry such as medallions and key rings as well as statues, clothing, and stationary. The company has also submitted two logos for the trademark.
Card games are becoming a very successful genre of gaming. Everyone knows of Blizzard’s Hearthstone but other gaming developers are joining in on the success of their respected properties as well. Bethesda is working on a TCG based on the Elder Scrolls and former Lionhead Studios developers have started a Kickstarter campaign for a Fable based card game as well.
With E3 only days away, I’m hoping that CD Projekt RED will be bringing this to the show as well as the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077. What say you, geeks? Would you be excited for a chance to play gwent without having to logon in the world of Witcher 3? Let us know in the comments below. And be sure to tune in to DHTG for E3 2016 coverage. We will be there!