Hearthstone Expansion Announced: Goblins vs Gnomes Revealed At Blizzcon; 120+ Cards Available In December [VIDEO]

By Steve Buja , Updated Nov 08, 2014 08:09 AM EST

Yesterday at Blizzcon, Blizzard released details regarding the next expansion to their insanely popular CCG Hearthstone.

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The expansion is, how shall we say? Short. It is called Goblins vs Gnomes and rightly stars to the two most mischievous races in Azeroth. The set "throws players smack dab in the middle of a rivalry between cunning goblin engineers and their eternally-tinkering gnome counterparts. These pint-size foes don't always have the upper hand over the myriad mechanical contraptions they cook up, and the results can be . . . unpredictable."

Goblins vs Gnomes will add over 120 new cards and introduce a new minion type - Mech, which will feature both class specific and neutral varieties. It is possible they all will blow up at some point during play. This is Goblin and Gnomish tech, after all.

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The announcement comes days after speculation regarding the trademark name Eye of Azshara. We had speculated that that would be the name of the next expansion; after all the first expansion was called Curse of Naxxramas. Obviously, that did not end up being true and will be the name of the sixth expansion in World of Warcraft.

The theme of the new set is in keeping with this month's card back, which is all about the Goblins.

Goblins vs Gnomes cards will be available by purchasing Goblins vs Gnomes-specific card packs in the in-game shop with either gold or real money, whichever you prefer (same pricing as expert card packs). As with Curse of Naxxramas, Goblins vs Gnomes cards will be made available in your Arena picks as soon as the cards have been released; even if you haven't added them to your personal collection.

The set debuts this December.

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