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

Hearthstone's The Witchwood builds on Year of the Mammoth's best ideas

The Next 'Hearthstone' Expansion is "The Witchwood," and There's a Song

More are set to be revealed around March 26. This will allow us to use a card that's already been played, no matter how many times it's been used before.

Hearthstone's next expansion, The Witchwood, has been announced.

Other cards have similarly big effects, like upgrading or reducing the cost of your Hero Power from the start of the game, copying your opponent's hand, or flip-flopping health and attack while still in your hand.

Here's a preview of seven new cards coming to the expansion. The expansion will introduce 135 new cards, four new card mechanics, and a new single-player mode called Monster Hunt. Echo lets you play a card multiple times in a turn by putting a temporary copy of itself in your hand when the card enters play.

"Rush" minions function much like Charge minions in that they can attack immediately after being summoned, but can only attack other minions. The all-singing announcement trailer definitely has a Disney vibe to it too, which makes for some great artwork and imagery.

The Witchwood will also see the addition of the Monster Hunt mode, which is similar to the Dungeon Run from Kobolds & Catacombs.

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Information in this press release that involves Blizzard Entertainment's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including statements about pricing, preorder dates, release dates, features, and functionality of the The Witchwood expansion for Hearthstone, as well as the release dates, features, and functionality of Monster Hunts, are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties.

The leaders of Gilneas are finalising preparations for these expeditions, and will share more details in the weeks to come.

Just like with Dungeon Run, players will have the opportunity to equip new items after each encounter.

Curious players can keep up with the now announced cards here. Once again, it'll include cards unique to this mode, but it also brings with it for new Heroes with their own Hero Powers.

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. Pre-purchasing 50 packs costs $64.99 AUD.

The expansion is scheduled to launch around the middle of April.

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