During BlizzCon 2016, there were a number of announcements about Blizzard games. One of these was the reveal of the next Hearthstone expansion called the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan. Like similar expansions, this one will bring with it a slew of new cards.

The reveal post on the site reads: “Gadgetzan might look all excitin’ and cosmopoli-whateva on the outside—they have done a good job getting you tourists to visit, after all—but it’s also packed with hooligans, brawlers, and assassins down every alley, watching and lurking in the shadows. If the word on the street is true, you’ve made a bit of a name for yourself, and those unsavory characters are gonna want to make sure that you’re on their side or on no side at all, if you catch my drift. Better get to know da crime families that run the streets, and quick.”

The basis of the new expansion is the gang warfare going on in Gadgetzan. There are three main factions – the Grimy Goons, Jade Lotus, and the Kabal. The cards in the expansion will be members of these three gangs. Blizzard revealed a few cards during the show and has been revealing more on the Hearthstone news site.

But some of the cards are more than your normal cards. For the first time there will be tri-class cards, and also cards that let you create a custom spell by picking mana cost and then selecting effects. No official release date was given, but the devs at BlizzCon said they were planning for a December release.

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