The speculation for the first new Hearthstone expansion of 2018 was downright zealous, with all signs pointing towards a Moonglade/druidic/Emerald Dream theme — but recent camping tweets from game designer Dave Kosak and game director Ben Brode have made it clear — things are about to get a bit unsettling just outside the city of Gilneas:
From the official Blizzard description:
The city of Gilneas once lived in uneasy peace with the sprawling, ancient forest that looms beyond its walls. That was before a darkness began to fester in the heart of the forest. . . .
Before the curse of The Witchwood!
A sunless gloom now cloaks winding trails as gnarled branches claw hungrily at passersby. Terrified travelers speak of misshapen shadows flickering in an unearthly mist. In the witching hours, eerie figures are seen stalking the narrow alleys and foggy, cobble-stoned streets of the city itself!
Join Gilneas’ bravest heroes they hunt for the source of the dreadful curse in Hearthstone’s latest expansion! Whatever lurks in the heart of The Witchwood will soon discover that it has bitten off more than it can chew–the people of Gilneas bite back.
Much awaits the valiant hunters who will brave the The Witchwood:
• Legendary minions that empower your Hero Power–if you dare to build a deck containing only even- or odd-cost cards.
• Two new keywords: Echo and Rush
• Monster Hunt: FREE repeatable single-player experience where everything you need is provided!
• In total, 135 new cards to add to your collection!
Pre-purchase The Witchwood to receive a special 50 card pack bundle, as well as the In a Dark Wood card back and 20 more The Witchwood card packs as a bonus!
Claim a random Class Legendary and three card packs for free just for logging in after The Witchwood arrives!
Prepare for the hunt–The Witchwood releases mid-April 2018!
Check out six new cards from the new expansion.
For pre-order information visit thewitchwood.com.