Hearthstone: The Witchwood Expansion Announced

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Witchwood cards will introduce new mechanics like Echo and Rush.

Something spooky is stirring in the heart of The Witchwood, the next expansion for Hearthstone®, Blizzard Entertainment's smash-hit digital card game. One reduces your hero power to cost one mana if you've only included even-numbered cost cards in your deck, while another upgrades your heroic ability if you've only got odd-priced ones.

Blizzard has announced Hearthstone's next expansion launches next month, adding 135 new cards to the game and introducing brand new gameplay mechanics.

What do you think, are you excited for the new DLC? The all-singing announcement trailer definitely has a Disney vibe to it too, which makes for some great artwork and imagery.

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A new free Monster Hunt single player mode, simiar to Kobolds & Catacombs' Dungeon Run, which will challenge players to eight continuous hard battles, leading into a big boss fight. The leaders of Gilneas are finalizing preparations for these expeditions, and will share more details in the weeks to come.

The new mode sounds similar to Dungeon Run, though it sounds as though we'll get to use heroes that are unique and exclusive to Monster Hunt. "After you beat an encounter, you choose loot to improve your Monster Hunt deck". The Shaman's Unstable Evolution allows multiple plays in the same turn, and cards like Charged Devilsaur have had Charge but disallowed attacks on Heroes as a Battlecry. The expansion also features two legendaries that will impact your hero power at the start of the game if you meet the requirements.

More information on HearthStone The Witchwood will be released during the livestream on March 26.

Now for the important bit; The Witchwood is available for preorder right now over on Blizzard's official site, and if you pick up 50 packs, you get an extra 20 for free. Factors that could cause Blizzard Entertainment's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include unanticipated product delays and other factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.