2016 July 18, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD PROJEKT RED and GAEA announce cooperation to bring GWENT: The Witcher Card Game to China.
GWENT: The Witcher Card Game is a free to play game set in the world known from widely acclaimed The Witcher novels. Initially a card game featured in the third installment of The Witcher role-playing trilogy -- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt -- it was quickly elevated to cult status by gamers and, by their request, has been made into a standalone online collectible card game. Fun and offering serious tactical possibilities, GWENT focuses on bluffing, on-the-fly decision making and thoughtful deck construction.
The partnership with GAEA will enable and strengthen the publishing, localization, promotion and sales efforts of the game, and also marks the official entry of CD PROJEKT RED onto the vast Chinese market.
“We feel really good to be teaming up with GAEA, as we have not only found gaming professionals and market experts with vast knowledge and experience, but also -- and for us this is equally important -- fellow gamers who share our passion for gaming and our gamer-centric values,” said Marcin Iwiński, CD PROJEKT co-founder and Joint CEO. “China is a new and unexplored market for us, but our goals always remain the same -- we want to reach out to gamers, understand what they expect from video games and give them a collectible card game crafted in a true gamer-centric way,” adds Iwiński.
“CD PROJEKT RED is an example of a best-in-class development studio, The Witcher is one of the most popular game franchises in the world, and in GWENT, gamers are the wild card,” says Yanzhi Wang, CEO and founder of GAEA. “We are all rebels, as GAEA’s motivation and values match those of CD PROJEKT RED -- to meet the expectation of players across the globe by constantly redefining what it means to deliver high quality in terms of video games. As fans of The Witcher franchise, we will do our best to introduce Chinese players to GWENT: The Witcher Card Game in the most exciting ways.”
GWENT is still under development and we will bring more updates in the coming future. If you wish to share your suggestions or ideas, please contact GWENT@gaeamobile.com
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About CD PROJEKT RED:
CD PROJEKT RED is a game development studio founded in 2002. It develops and publishes videogames for personal computers and video game consoles. The Studio’s flagship franchise, games from The Witcher series – has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Its newest release, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, debuted in 2015 for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and has since received over 800 awards and accolades, including 250 Game of the Year awards. Together with GOG.com – a digital distribution platform offering hand-picked releases for the PC and Mac – CD PROJEKT RED forms part of the CD PROJEKT Group, which is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (ISIN: PLOPTTC00011). For more details, visit www.cdprojektred.com and www.cdprojekt.com.
BEIJING GAEA INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD (GAEA) is a global interactive entertainment company with offices in Beijing, San Francisco, Tokyo, Seoul and Taipei. Since its founding in September 2014, as one of the fastest growing companies in China, GAEA has published 25 games on multiple platforms and achieved over 70 million players. GAEA not only reinvented classic IPs such as The Legend of Sword and Fairy and the Hobbits on mobile screens, but also created original mobile MOBA games Ace of Arena, which has over 30 million players worldwide. GAEA is listed on the National Equities Exchange and Quotations (NEEQ: 430181). More information can be found at www.gaea.com.
About The Witcher Franchise:
Based on a popular series of books by renowned novelist Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher is a series of story-driven role-playing games set in a visually stunning dark fantasy universe. Full of meaningful choices and impactful consequences, each installment of The Witcher trilogy lets players become Geralt of Rivia—a monster hunter for hire also known as a witcher. The first installment in The Witcher series was released in 2007 for the PC. The second installment hit the PC market in 2011 and was released for the Xbox 360 a year later. The two games received over 200 awards and have sold over 10 million copies to date. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was released on May 19th, 2015. The game was released simultaneously for the PC and next-generation consoles: PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Selling over 6 million copies in 6 weeks, the game was both a commercial and artistic success. All the games in the series received over 1000 awards, including over 250 titles of Game of the Year for the third installment, and have sold in over 20 million copies to date.
Further details of the cooperation are yet to be announced by both sides. For more information, please contact PR@gaeamobile.com.