Hearthstone channels found-footage horror and announces the newest expansion -- The Witchwood!

  • Hearthstone channels found-footage horror and announces the newest expansion -- The Witchwood!

Hearthstone channels found-footage horror and announces the newest expansion -- The Witchwood!

Find out what else to expect from Hearthstone's Year of the Raven.

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.

There's also a new Echo keyword that enables a card to be played multiple times on the same turns, and Rush, which can attack minions the same turn that they come into play-similar to the Charge keyword, except it's only against minions.

A total of 135 new cards are being added in the upcoming expansion, and some will carry the new Echo keyword.

Something spooky is stirring at the heart of The Witchwood™, the next expansion for Hearthstone®, Blizzard Entertainment's smash-hit digital card game.

Oh, and I'm pretty sure those Hearthstone guys in the video are actually perfectly OK, so you can stop worrying about them and have a look at the first of the new cards down below. Worgen cards swap attack and health each turn they're in your hand, so you can hold onto them at different times for different results.

While it's unclear whether this new mode will make use of the Dungeon Run's procedurally generated dungeon-building systems, Hearthstone's Lead Missions Designer Dave Kosak hinted at revisiting the format in an interview with Gaming Trend last month.

Baku the Mooneater is a 9 mana, 7/8 minion that will buff your hero power if your deck has cards that only cost an odd amount of mana.

Ben Brode has also announced A new Shaman Hero Card, "Hagatha", which will be the only one in the expansion. At the start of the game, Genn Greymane-a neutral Legendary minion with 6/5 and costing 6 mana-will grant even-cost decks by decreasing the player's Hero Power to 1-mana instead of the standard 2.

"Allies of Gilneas can pre-purchase The Witchwood card packs in a special 50-pack bundle that also includes 20 bonus packs, as well as the "In a Dark Wood" card back for free". The new Monster Hunt mode will work similarly to the Koboids and Catacombs' Dungeon Run, as you'll need to take on a string of encounters, before eventually coming face to face with a boss. There's no official release date set yet, but The Witchwood is scheduled to arrive in mid-April.