If you haven’t tried it out yet, you’re missing on some damn good fun in the Blizzard card game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. It’s got a great pace, looks great and is easy to learn. That, and it’s completely free, and is structured in such a way that you actually want to spend real cash on it. And now, Hearthstone (HEARTHSTONE!) is getting bigger.
Announced at (Yes, you guessed it) PAX East, Hearthstone will expand like a waist-line after a Christmas lunch with the Curse Of Naxxramas. According to VG247, the expansion will contain five “unique wings” of the dungeon, new hero powers and a grand total of 30 new cards.
There’ll also be nine class challenges, which will reward players with class-specific cards when completed. Curse of Naxxramas adds even more, in the form of boss battles with characters such as the “over-sized arachnid Maexxna, the fungal horror Loatheb, plague cauldron master Heigan the Unclean, and the shambling abomination Patchwerk.”
The game structure will also vary slightly, as each of the five aforementioned wings will open up on a weekly basis for players. Those wings (Except for the Arachnid Quarter) can be bought with gold that has been earned in-game, or with good ol’ American currency.
The expansion will be released simultaneously on PC, Mac and iPad. There’s no solid release date yet for the Curse of Naxxramas, so you’ll have to be patient. As mentioned above, the game is free on PC right now. I’m personally waiting for the iPad version, which had all the glitz and charm of that game, but like in my hands.
Last Updated: April 14, 2014