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Get your best wide-brimmed hat ready, as Blizzard wants to take us on a video adventure.
Hearthstone’s next expansion, Journey to Un’Goro, comes out in mid-April. It will add 135 new cards to the digital card game behemoth. Hearthstone earned $394.6 million earned in revenue, according to research firm SuperData. Un’Goro crater is the first of three expansions Blizzard has planned for 2017. Its release also marks the start of the next Standard cycle, Year of the Mammoth. This will put cards from the older Blackrock Mountain, The Grand Tournament, and League of Explorer’s sets into the Wild rotation, meaning they won’t be eligible for Standard decks.
To help promote the new expansion, Blizzard has started a new video series called “Wonders of Un’Goro.” The video doesn’t have much in the way of reveals, instead giving us a humorous idea of some of the dangers Hearthstone players can expect from Un’Goro.
But it does include a small tease at the end by showing the art for the Paladin Quest reward, Galvadon. The tease doesn’t include the minion’s stats or abilities, but it does show that it will cost 5 mana. Quests are a new type of card in Un’Goro. They show up in you opening hand, and you can play them for 1 mana. They have a requirement, like summon seven Deathrattle minions.
Fulfilling that requirement then gives you a powerful card. This is one of the most anticipated new features of Un’Goro. Hopefully this series will give us a better look at new cards in the future. That’s what the comments for YouTube video are hoping for, anyway. Most of them are just people upset that the video didn’t reveal more cards (or telling Blizzard that they aren’t children).
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