The first expansion for Blizzard’s fast-paced online strategy card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is available worldwide beginning today.
Goblins vs Gnomes offers players the chance to get their hands on 120 new cards, including an all-new minion type called Mechs. This new selection of cards, along with a whole new minion type opens up countless new strategic possibilities against the classic card decks from the base games.
To jump start peoples card collections, any Hearthstone player that logs into the game between the 8th and 19th of December will receive three free Goblins vs Gnomes card packs to celebrate the release of the game’s first expansion.
“Goblins vs Gnomes throws a big wrench into the Hearthstone works,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Players are already having a blast coming up with inventive new strategies and deck ideas—we’re looking forward to seeing what happens now that they can put those plans into action.”
“Goblins vs Gnomes throws players in the middle of the epic rivalry between Azeroth’s audacious goblin engineers and their equally adventurous gnomish counterparts — and these pint-sized tinkerers are ready to stir up trouble. Their incredible inventions and mechanical monstrosities are marvellous to behold … but when Hearthstone players deploy them in a duel, the results can be quite unpredictable.”
The new Goblins vs Gnomes cards are available to win as rewards in the arena or can be crafted in the deck builder using Arcane Dust. Players can also purchase the newly released cards from the in-game store using real world money or in-game gold, for the same price as ‘classic’ card packs.