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Blizzard Reveals Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs with New Trailer

Blizzard Reveals Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs with New Trailer

Dungeon Run adds an element of roguelikes to Hearthstone by setting out a challenge for players to defeat eight bosses with an ever-growing deck.

Kobolds and Catacombs was revealed at BlizzCon today, and will dive into the subterranean world of the kobolds and the things they find (and run away from) while digging and scavenging underground. You get permanent rewards, but each time you fail to beat an encounter, you have to start the dungeon from scratch and lose all the cards you gain during the dungeon.

Dungeon Run is Blizzard's take on a Hearthstone rouge-like boss gauntlet. Rin, the First Disciple is potentially the most powerful card in Hearthstone, if not any CCG, because she gives players a set of Seal cards that summon demons. Blizzard is calling Dungeon Runs its "most replayable single-player content ever". Some of the most alluring rumors speak of powerful Spellstones among the 135 cards included in "Kobolds & Catacombs": enchanted items that you hold in your hand to empower before playing.

Kobolds & Catacombs card packs will be winnable in Hearthstone's Arena mode and players can purchase them with in-game gold or real money at the same prices as Hearthstone's other card packs. A new hunter spell called Crushing Walls will destroy the left- and right-most minions of your opponent.

Every class can also look forward to a Legendary Weapon.

Some of the cards for the upcoming "Kobolds and Catacombs" set were shown off during the presentation by having the entire live audience play a bit of live dungeons and dragons through a dungeon littered with some of those new cards. The expansion will also add new mechanics that includes Legendary weapons. Dragon Soul in particular summons 5/5 dragons for priest players when you play three spells in a single turn. This pirate card will summon a 0/8 treasure chest for your opponent, and breaking it gets you some awesome loot.

A direct throwback to Tunnels and Trolls, the single player PnP RPG from way back when and recently revived in MetaArcade, Kobolds and Catacombs launch next month.


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