As the Hearthstone team promised while outlining the 2018 schedule, The Witchwood will come with its own single-player content: Monster Hunt. The Witchhood serves up 135 new cards, featuring werewolves, ghosts, and other creepy creatures. "So I would not be surprised if future expansions, where it makes sense, there's something like Dungeon Run comes in and maybe plays a little differently... because we really like how it played out, and now we've built the tech to do that, so we're going to want to make use of that".
The Legendary cards that have been revealed can apply some game-changing effects early in the match. Similarly, Genn Greymane is a 6 mana, 6/5 minion that reduces your hero power's cost to one crystal if your deck has nothing but cards with an even mana cost.
Azalina Soulthief's power is to replace your hand with a copy of your opponent's. The all-singing announcement trailer definitely has a Disney vibe to it too, which makes for some great artwork and imagery.
For those that have been waiting for a new mode, you'll be getting it with Witchwood as well.
Two weeks after the expansion is released players will be able to participate in Monster Hunts, the new expansion's single-player experience, which will see players journey into The Witchwood to battle the evil within.
The expansion's new Monster Hunt mode is similar to the Dungeon Run from Kobolds & Catacombs in that it pits players against a series of eight increasingly hard encounters leading into a big boss fight.
"Your choice is between three sets of three cards picked randomly from a number of different thematic buckets available to your current hero".
More information on HearthStone The Witchwood will be released during the livestream on March 26. The expansion is available for pre-purchase now, and those who take part will earn 20 packs, as well as an "In a Dark Wood" card. Pre-purchasing 50 packs costs $64.99 AUD. 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.