Blizzard has introduced that Hearthstone’s subsequent enlargement, Rise of Shadows, will probably be coming to all of the issues (PC, iOS, and Android, to be precise) on April ninth.
Rise of Shadows marks the beginning of Hearthstone’s first-ever year-long storyline, and focusses on a coalition of villains – together with acquainted faces reminiscent of King Togwaggle, Madame Lazul, Dr. Increase, and Hagatha the Witch – as they terrorise the land.
“After struggling defeat by the hands of the League of Explorers,” explains Blizzard in a flourish of scene-setting, “Arch-Thief Rafaam realised that his designs on Azeroth would require extra roguery than he alone may muster. Within the years since, he has dwelled within the shadows, recruiting the best antagonists Hearthstone has ever seen to affix the League of E.V.I.L.”.
All of which units the stage for an enlargement that permits gamers to indulge their nefarious facet, utilizing 135 “dastardly” new playing cards. These embody new 1/1 minions often called Lackeys, described as “low-level operatives [that] will probably be essential in unleashing the League’s sinister Schemes”, whereas Schemes are new spells that develop in energy every flip they continue to be in a participant’s hand.
There’s additionally discuss of a mysterious crime-fighting workforce, often called the Defenders of Dalaran, that may unleash Twinspells – Spells that duplicate themselves when forged, able to be forged once more on a later flip. Blizzards says it would reveal extra on the Defenders of Dalaran quickly.
These in a pre-purchase mood have two choices so far as Rise of Shadows goes; there is a 50-pack bundle (£44.99) that features a random Legendary and the Jewel of Lazul card again. Alternatively, there’s the 80-pack Mega Bundle (£69.99), that includes a random golden Legendary, the Jewel of Lazul card again, and the brand new playable priest hero Madame Lazul. Each of those bundles can be found now till April ninth.