Hearthstone: The Witchwood Expansion Announced

Hearthstone: The Witchwood Expansion Announced

The Witchwood card reveal livestream will begin at 11:00 am PDT on March 26 on the official Hearthstone Twitch.tv channel.

Deceptively simple in design but epically engaging, Hearthstone will be instantly accessible to players regardless of their familiarity with Warcraft or collectible card games. You can see current revealed cards here.

On top of all this, there are reports floating in from some sites that The Witchwood will have its own Dungeon Run-style mode called Monster Hunt - which is similar in structure to the Kobolds & Catacombs Dungeon Run. "Monster Hunt will release two weeks after The Witchwood launches".

Well, tonight, Blizzard has announced the name of said new expansion - The Witchwood.

The video wraps up with a tease for a Hagatha card-a new hero card, quite possibly, but there appear to be at least a couple of Hagathas in the WoW mythos-Hagatha Moorehead, Matron Hagatha-and neither of them look like the character on the card.

Some of the new cards utilize a new keyword, Echo, that allows them to be played again and again (mana limits allowing); others will feature a new Rush keyword. In addition, crafty deck-builders can employ powerful minions that challenge them to use only odd- or even-cost cards in exchange for a potent advantage. The expansion is set to release sometime between now and the end of April, so players won't have to wait long to get their hands on these new cards. As one of four new heroes you've got to make it through eight increasingly challenging battles that culminate in a boss fight. Rush, much like Charge, lets a minion attack immediately, but only against other minions. Each turn a worgen card is in a player's hand, its Attack and Health are swapped, creating opportunities to play the card at just the right time.

The Witchwood expansion is now available for pre-purchase.

Hearthstone: The Witchwood is available for pre-purchase now, with a bonus 20 packs and "In a Dark Wood" card back on the table for people who pony up early.

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