Become a Death Knight in Hearthstone’s upcoming ‘Knights of the Frozen Throne’ expansion
Blizzard have just announced that the newest expansion for Hearthstone, Knights of the Frozen Throne, will arrive this August. The upcoming expansion will see players embark on an epic journey to the frozen heart of Northrend to battle the undead Lich King and his scourge armies.
Knights of the Frozen Throne will introduce 135 brand new cards to the game including nine new legendary Hero Cards which, when played, will transform the player’s hero into a formidable Death Knight. Player’s will also be introduced to a brand new keyword mechanic, “Lifesteal”, which heals players for damage dealt.
The new expansion will also introduce a series of free missions for all players. In these missions the player will battle through Icecrown Citadel before finally battling the Lich King himself.
You can read the full press release and watch the announcement video below. Are you excited to head back to the frozen wastelands of Northrend? Let us know in the comments below.
For those in the service of the Lich King, death is only the beginning. . . . Blizzard Entertainment today announced Knights of the Frozen Throne™, the new expansion coming this August to Hearthstone®, Blizzard’s smash-hit digital card game. Adventurers will soon travel to Northrend, where they’ll confront the Lich King and be raised as Death Knights, wielding otherworldly powers and stealing life from their opponents, and ultimately ascending Icecrown Citadel to claim the Frozen Throne—and 135 frosty new cards—for themselves.
In Knights of the Frozen Throne, players storm Icecrown Citadel, the Lich King’s frozen fortress, in pursuit of the forbidden might of runic magic. Rumor has it the Lich King seeks champions to imbue with the icy essence of undeath: players will soon receive his favor in the form of nine new legendary Hero Cards that, when played, transform Hearthstone’s heroes into fearsome Death Knights, granting frost-rimed armor and modified powers. The Lich King has also decided to bestow players with a new power from beyond the grave: “Lifesteal,” a chilling new keyword, heals players for damage dealt.
Those not content with merely serving at the Lich King’s behest can challenge him directly in a series of free missions that Knights of the Frozen Throne will offer to all players. Step into Icecrown Citadel in the prologue mission, then venture through the citadel’s two wings as you fight iconic bosses like Professor Putricide and Sindragosa on your way to a final epic showdown against The Lich King himself. After completing the prologue mission, players will receive a random legendary Death Knight Hero Card.
Coming to Windows® and Mac® PCs; Windows, iOS, and Android™ tablets; and mobile phones, Knights of the Frozen Throne 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 today and up until the expansion is released, players eager for an audience with the Lich King can pre-purchase Knights of the Frozen Throne card packs in a special 50-pack bundle, on any platform, for a one-time price of $£44.99 (PC/Mac/Android)/ £48.99 (iOS) (one purchase per account). Those who do so will be granted a unique themed card back from the Lord of the Scourge himself.
Get your first taste of undeath at thefrozenthrone.com.
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