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Gwent: The Witcher Card Game EU trademark filing suggests standalone release

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Gwent: The Witcher Card Game

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 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.

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