ign.com - 9 days ago
Designing Hearthstone's Death Knights - IGN
by Cam Shea One of the marquee features of the most recent Hearthstone expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne, is the fact that each class gets a brand new hero card.
These cards turn each hero into a Death Knight, and radically shift up the gameplay. I recently caught up with Team 5 senior designer Mike Donais and game designer Dean Ayala for a chat about the design process behind those cards. Not only that, but the guys dived into the vault to provide work in progress art for some of the early designs! You're going to love seeing some of this stuff. advertisement (Oh, and this is part two of the interview, so be sure to check out Mike and Dean's thinking behind the recent Hearthstone card nerfs here.) IGN: Before we get into specific Death Knight cards, take me through the initial design phase; when you decided to do a Death Knight for each class, and that it would be a different type of card. Laying the groundwork for what was to come for Frozen Throne.
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