Hearthstone is a free-to-play online digital collectible card game that was developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment, the developer of the ‘Diablo’ games. The game was originally released in 2014. It was originally subtitled Heroes of Warcraft, and built upon the existing lore of the Warcraft series by using the same characters, elements, and relics.
Now, Hearthstone is set to get a brand new expansion, come April 9th. This expansion – Rise of Shadows – tells the story of Arch-Thief Rafaam, who forms an alliance with a bunch of other villains like Dr. Boom and Hagatha the Witch. These villains come together to create the League of Evil. The expansion introduces a whopping 135 new cards to the mix.
Some of the new features to be seen in Rise of Shadows include Lackeys (minions with battlecries); Twinspell, which copies a spell to your hand; and schemes, a new type of spell that increases in power the longer you hold it.
As we await the April 9th launch of Hearthstone: Rise of Shadows, it is already available for pre-order.
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