Hearthstone’s newest expansion takes us on an expedition to the Un’Goro Crater

By ·February 28, 2017 10:00 am

Unearth 135 brand new cards when “Journey to Un’Goro”, Hearthstone’s latest expansion, launches in April.

The new expansion will take players on a fabled expedition to the Un’Goro Crater deep in the midsts of southern Kalimdor. Well known to fans of World of Warcraft, players can expect to be taken on a land before time journey as they battle massive prehistoric creatures and the unchained elementals that lay claim to Un’Goro and all of it’s secrets.

This is one expansion that has my interests peaked, as a teenager playing vanilla World of Warcaft as Un’Goro Crater was always a difficult place to fully explore but it held so many secrets. There were titan ruins to be explored and you could aid Hemet Nesingwary hunt Devilsaurs, it was certainly a zone filled with Jurassic Park awe and I loved it.

“Journey to Un’Goro” not only introduces magic infused dinosaurs to the Hearthstone table it also comes with a new type of legendary card, the Quest card.

Quests will always be available in your opening hand, and, once played, will sit around your hero portrait until a trigger condition occurs, like secrets (though in this case, your opponent knows exactly which quest you are on!). Quests have a set of requirements, such as “Summon 7 Deathrattle minions”—which, upon completion, will reward players with a card of monstrous power

A new keyword mechanic is also being introduced, Adapt. Adapt allows you to choose a new trait for your minion, taunt, divine shield etc from a choice of three options, similar to the discovery mechanic.

Finally, the release of “Journey to Un’Goro” will bring in the Year of the Mammoth and retire all of the previous season’s expansion cards and several of the classic card. You can find out more about the Year of the Mammoth in our previous article.

You can find the full press release from Blizzard below along with the official announcement trailer below:

Are you seeking adventure and fame with a dash of danger? Azeroth’s finest scholars and explorers have today begun preparing for Journey to Un’Goro™, the new expansion coming to Hearthstone®, Blizzard Entertainment’s smash-hit digital card game, in April. Those brave or at least curious enough to embark on an expedition to a land of primordial wonder will encounter ancient elementals, frightening flora, and some of the fiercest predators to ever inhabit Azeroth—all while unearthing 135 new Hearthstone cards to add to their collections!

Journey to Un’Goro will take adventurers to the heart of the Un’Goro crater, a prehistoric region of Azeroth preserved in time. Rumor has it that previous explorers left some unfinished business in Un’Goro—daunting quest cards that, should you complete their requirements, grant rewards of monstrous power. It’s also said that the crater’s dinosaurs can adapt to any threat through a newly discovered form of evolution, and can be quite territorial. Though you’ll be tested at every turn, worry not! Your safety is virtually guaranteed . . . just make sure not to touch anything!

Coming to Windows and Mac PCs; Windows, iOS, and Android™ tablets; and mobile phones, Journey to Un’Goro card packs will be winnable in Hearthstone’s Arena mode and purchasable with in-game gold or real money at the same prices as Hearthstone’s other card packs. Starting tomorrow and up until the expansion is released, players can pre-purchase Journey to Un’Goro card packs in a special 50-pack bundle for a one-time price of £34.99 (one purchase per account). Eager explorers who pre-purchase this bundle will receive a unique themed card back to help set the proper mood for the upcoming expedition.

Prepare for your journey at ungoro.com.

Written by Michael James Ilett

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Michael James is the nerd that recites! He founded this site with the intention of building a one stop entertainment site for all of the nerdy things he loves in life.

Michael can often be found building LEGO, playing Civilization V and World of Warcraft, watching Sci-Fi and continuing to wait for “The Winds of Winter” to be released.

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