135 new frosty cards.
Blizzard has just announced the next expansion for their popular free-to-play digital card game, and it’s called Knights of the Frozen Throne. You can check out the new announcement trailer down below.
The announcement video goes through some of the new cards that will be dropping in the expansion, including the Death Knight Hero cards and the Lifesteal keyword. There’s also a brief introduction cinematic for the expansion included in the video. The expansion itself will introduce 135 new cards for players who decided to dip in.
Here’s the official synopsis:
‘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.’
As was the case with the previous Hearthstone expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne’s card packs can be obtained through Arena mode, or through purchasing with real money.