Attention, Hearthstone players! The digital card game has a new expansion titled The Witchwood, which is based on “a spooky Azeroth fairytale”. According to Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment,this expansion will bring along 135 new cards and celebrate the start of a new Hearthstone Year: The Year of the Raven.
Here’s the expansion’s teasing description from Blizzard’s press release:
“As players venture deep into The Witchwood, they’ll encounter uncanny new cards and gameplay mechanics, such as the eerie new Echo keyword. Echo cards can be cast multiple times in a turn, as long as players have enough mana to pay the price. In addition, rumours tell of two powerful Legendary minions—Baku the Mooneater and Genn Greymane—that present grizzled deck-builders with a unique challenge: use only odd- or even-cost cards in exchange for a game-changing Hero Power boost.”
Here’s a teaser on some of the new cards:
Blizzard also revealed that a free new single player mode titled Monster Hunt will be added into the game in two weeks’ time and will release more details about it soon.
Additionally, today also signifies the beginning of The Year of the Raven!
As explained in the press release, “each Hearthstone Year ushers in a fresh set of cards for the Standard competitive format, drastically changing the established meta and leading to more exploration and variety in deck types. With this change, the Whispers of the Old Gods, One Night in Karazhan, and Mean Streets of Gadgetzan card sets will become playable exclusively in the Wild format, where players are able to draw from every set released to date for Hearthstone.”
In conjunction with The Witchwood’s launch, anyone who logs in to Hearthstone will receive three The Witchwood card packs and a free random Legendary card for one of the game’s nine Hero classes. But players, do make haste though as this is for a limited time only!
For more information on The Witchwood expansion, click here.
To learn more about Hearthstone, click here.
Hearthstone is available for PC (Mac and Windows) and mobile devices (Android and iOS).
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