Gwent — the popular in-game card game in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — is getting a standalone release, if a recent European Union trademark filing spotted by Nerd Leaks is any indication.
The European Union Intellection Property Office lists a trademark application for "GWENT THE WITCHER CARD GAME," filed in Polish on Monday of this week. The application includes a "graphic representation," the logo at the top of this article, and is classified as both video game (9), card game (28) and online gaming service (41) — in addition to more broad classifications like jewelry, stationery, leather goods, figurines and clothing.
In a PDF document hosted on the Polish developer's website in March, CD Projekt revealed it was creating "a new type of video game format previously unexplored by the studio" for a 2016 release.
There are no other details on the filing, such as which platforms this spinoff may target, though at the very least a PC release through the developer's own GoG.com service seems likely.
This strategy recalls the release of Fable II Pub Games, a standalone version of Fable 2's decidely-not-as-popular-as-Gwent pub games released for Xbox Live Arcade in 2008.