BlizzCon has ended, but it has not left us empty handed. Several announcements were made for upcoming additions and updates for Blizzard titles. The most exciting of which, is the Hearthstone expansion: The Mean Streets of Gadgetzan. Set in a villainous theme of life in Gadgetzan, this expansion is filled with mobsters, crooks, swindlers and misfits. Aside from Mos Eisly Spaceport, there is no greater hive of scum and villainy than the streets of Gadgetzan. Here we will discuss this criminally comical expansion and some of it’s new features.
The city of Gadgetzan is divided and run by 3 crime families: The Grimy Goons, The Jade Lotus and the Kabal. Sticking to the trend of three’s, Gadgetzan will introduce tri-class cards. These are neutral cards that will be usable by the 3 classes of the faction that they belong to.
The Grimy Goons consists out of Warriors, Paladins and Hunters. Mages, Warlocks and Priests together form the Kabal and the Jade Lotus recruits Druids, Shamans and Rogues. The Mean Streets of Gadgetzan will add 132 new cards to the Standard (and Wild) format.
For those who prefer to charge into battle alongside powerhouse muscleheads and weapon smugglers, the Grimy Goons will be a comfortable fit. If you feel at home in the shadows and probably a few Opium dens, then the Jade Lotus extends their invitation. If Arcane obliteration and brewing concoctions is more up your metaphorical alley, then be sure to ally yourself with the Kabal. The 3 crime families wage and underground battle to dominate the city of Gadgetzan, so be sure to choose your allies wisely.
No official release date has been announced at this time, but you can pre-purchase 50 Gadgetzan packs on the Blizzard store for 44.90 Euro. Or you can wait a week or two until the Pre-purchase bundle is available on the Google Play store, which will end up costing considerably less.
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