You’ll have to speak up, dearie. The gods are old, so very old, and they’re not what they used to be. It’s going to have taken them two years and several expansions to arrive in Hearthstone [official site], and none of you thought to check up on them or see if they needed help. I hope you feel guilty, Hearthstoners. Well, C’Thun, Yogg-Saron, Y’Shaarj, N’Zoth, and all their chums will arrive with the free-to-play card game’s third expansion next week, Blizzard have announced. I doubt those oldies will be too pleased.
It’s out next Tuesday, April 26th, on North American servers but won’t arrive on European and Asian servers until Wednesday the 27th. Fine, sure, maybe it is good to have Americans go first and discover whether the set will turn players’ monitors into portals dragging them into impossible dimensions.
Whispers of the Old Gods will add 134 new cards – strange and dreadful things like these. Expect things that crawl, slither, and tentaculate in the darkness, cultists, ‘corrupted’ versions of familiar cards, and some straight-up flipping massive monsters. It also adds ‘Forbidden’ cards, which consume all available mana and scale in power.
In typical Hearthstone fashion, Whispers of the Old Gods packs can be bought with either real money or the in-game currency earned by playing. Cards can be crafted, same as ever, and packs will be awarded in the usual ways. Three packs will be given free to folks at launch too, for a while.