Blizzard has a preview stream scheduled for March 26 at 11 AM PDT where they'll show off several of the upcoming cards. And for a different type of challenge, players can enter "The Forge", where they start each match by building a deck from a new set of cards, and then use that deck to duel other Forge participants. Witchwood cards will introduce new mechanics like Echo and Rush.
Curious players can keep up with the now announced cards here.
Ben Brode and company provide more details on the gameplay implications of the new cards in the Blair Witch-style video above, adding to a delightful collection of very odd Hearthstone trailers.
Here's a preview of seven new cards coming to the expansion.
Something spooky is stirring in the heart of The Witchwood, the next expansion for Hearthstone®, Blizzard Entertainment's smash-hit digital card game.
An announcement video, which features a musical number and a preview of Witchwood cards from the development team, can be viewed below. However, while Dungeon Runs had you playing as Hearthstone's 9 established classes, Monster Hunt has you picking one of four new classes made just for this mode. "Similar to the Dungeon Run mode from Kobolds & Catacombs, players will defeat bosses and collect their bounties to build a deck that will keep them alive as they venture deeper and deeper into The Witchwood", says Blizzard. These ghastly copies can be played again and again (as long as the player has enough mana!) before disappearing at the end of the turn. Genn Greymane reduces the cost of your Hero Power by 1 if you only have cards that cost even numbers of mana in your deck. This is more of a definition for types of cards that already exist, which can attack other minions on the turn you play them but not enemy Heroes.
The Witchwood adds 135 new cards, and the pre-purchase offer includes 20 bonus packs, for a total of 70 card packs when buying in, in addition to a new card back.
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.