Hearthstone: The Witchwood Expansion Announced, Introducing New Monster Hunt Mode

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Blizzard have confirmed the first expansion for Hearthstone's Year of the Raven. As for the cards yet to be revealed, each class will be 2 Legendary cards and you'll be able to grab 3 free packs and a random Class Legendary card as soon as the expansion arrives. They all had a good laugh about it later.

More cards will be revealed starting with the 26th of March, when we will probably also get a more in-depth analysis of the new cards and abilities. Apparently a minion with "Echo" can be played multiple times in the same turn.

Deceptively simple in design but epically engaging, Hearthstone will be instantly accessible to players regardless of their familiarity with Warcraft or collectible card games. In other words, these will enable new gimmicky decks that may or may not pan out, but people similarly underestimated cards like Razakus that ended up dominating the meta for awhile.

The expansion will also add a new Monster Hunt mode to the action, similar to Kobolds & Catacombs' Dungeon Run, that challenges players with a series of eight increasingly hard encounters leading into a big boss fight. Next month, those cunning and courageous enough to hunt down monsters and outwit witches can claim their bounty in the form of 135 hair-raising new cards, complete with some uncanny new gameplay mechanics. "They can not attack heroes until the turn after they enter play, however".

The new single-player mode is Monster Hunt. "Each time, it'll add a ghostly copy of the card back to your hand that disappears at the end of your turn". As for Rush, it works similar to Charge but you can't attack the enemy player directly to his life points on the first turn the card it's played.

There will be four new heroes, each with their own hero power.

Coming in April to PC and Mac; Windows, iOS, and Android tablets; and mobile phones, The Witchwood card packs will be winnable in Hearthstone's Arena mode, and players can purchase them with in-game gold or real money at the same prices as Hearthstone's other card packs.

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