Pry 135 new cards from the Lich King's icy grasp in upcoming
expansion for Blizzard Entertainment's internationally acclaimed digital
Transform heroes into Death Knights and wield powerful new abilities
with legendary Hero Cards
Claim the Frozen Throne in a series of free missions
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
For those in the service of the Lich King, death is only the beginning.
. . . Blizzard Entertainment today announced Knights of the Frozen
Throne™, the new expansion coming this August to Hearthstone®,
Blizzard's smash-hit digital card game. Adventurers will soon
travel to Northrend, where they'll confront the Lich King and be raised
as Death Knights, wielding otherworldly powers and stealing life from
their opponents, and ultimately ascending Icecrown Citadel to claim the
Frozen Throne—and 135 frosty new cards—for themselves.
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Embrace powers from beyond the grave in Knights of the Frozen Throne™, the upcoming expansion for Hearthstone®, Blizzard Entertainment's smash-hit digital card game. (Graphic: Business Wire)
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.
Coming to Windows® and Mac® PCs; Windows, iOS, and Android™
tablets; and mobile phones, 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. Starting today and up until the expansion is released,
players eager for an audience with the Lich King 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).
Those who do so will be granted a unique themed card back from the Lord
of the Scourge himself.
Get your first taste of undeath at thefrozenthrone.com.
About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft®,
Hearthstone®, Overwatch®, the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo®
franchises, and the multifranchise Heroes of the Storm®, Blizzard
Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com),
a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer
and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of
the industry's most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment's
track record includes twenty-one #1 games* and multiple Game of the Year
awards. The company's online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the
largest in the world, with millions of active players.
*Based on internal company records and reports from key distribution
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