Blizzard announced today Knights of the Frozen Throne, a new expansion coming to Hearthstone this August. As the title suggests, the new expansion will see adventurers travel to Northrend, where they’ll confront the Lich King and be raised as Death Knights, wielding otherworldly powers and stealing life from opponings, 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.”
Additionally, the Knights of the Frozen Throne will offer all players a series of free missions. Upon completing the prologue mission, players will receive a random legendary Death Knight Hero Card.
“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.”
Knights of the Frozen Throne will be coming to all platforms that Hearthstone is available on, and 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. Additionally, starting today and up until the expansion is released in August, players 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 $49.99 (one purchase per account). Players who purchase this bundle will receive a unique themed card back from the Lord of the Scourge himself.