Blizzard unveil Mean Streets of Gadgetzan – the next expansion for Hearthstone

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Over the past two weeks, Blizzard have been teasing some upcoming content for Hearthstone. Today at BlizzCon, they finally revealed exactly what’s coming to their addictive card game next.

Spoiler, it’s Gadgetzan, or rather, the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan! It’s a brand new expansion for Hearthstone, meaning there’s a load of new cards to look forward to.

The Mean Streets of Gadgetzan will bring with it three new crime families. Here’s an overview of each:

  • The Grimy Goons: The Grimy Goons sure picked a flattering name for themselves. They’re your gangsters and weapon smugglers, eager to make their coin by equipping Gadgetzan with all sorts of untested and illegal weaponry. They’re easy to pick out of a crowd; you can usually smell ‘em before you see ‘em, but watch out for ill-fitting brown vests and garish orange ties. What they don’t have in brains, they make up with brawn.
  • The Jade Lotus: Members of the Jade Lotus family excel in the ancient arts of stealth, assassination, and turning murlocs into finjas. Yeah, I said finjas. Don’t give me that look. I didn’t come up with that name. Rumor has it they’re meddling with some sort of ancestral juju and hitting the local art and relic exhibits—I don’t know how true that is, but I’ll tell you one thing: the statues outside their business are really creepy.
  • The Kabal: Need some mana quick? The Kabal got you covered. These crazy chemists control the illicit mana trade in Gadgetzan, and there’s never a shortage of magic-users looking for a little extra boost to their latest potent potable or kooky concoction. Just a warning: never drink what they offer you. You may up with a fuzzy coat of wool, or at the very least, a killer headache. Emphasis on the killer.

These families bring a new mechanic to Hearthstone in the form of tri-class cards. What this means is that each faction has a set of their own unique cards that can be used by three of the game’s classes. Mage, Priest, and Warlock for example, will all be able to make use of the Kabal’s cards.

It’s an interesting an idea, and one that i quite like. We’re sure to see some crazy combos (for a greater spread of classes) in future when the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan launches. It’s coming sometime in December.

Last Updated: November 4, 2016

Matthew Figueira

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