Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne, the frosty new expansion for Blizzard’s digital strategy card game, will officially release on Thursday, August 10, Blizzard announced today.
Knights of the Frozen Throne focuses around Death Knights, and will introduce a new Death Knight form for each of the existing classes in Hearthstone. Additionally, the expansion adds the new “lifesteal” mechanic; any damage done by minions with the lifesteal keyword is restored to your heroes health. Every class will have access to lifestealing minions.
The expansion will introduce 135 new cards into the game, 52 of which have already been revealed.
The expansion and its card packs will be free (and winnable in Arena mode). Alternatively, you can purchase the Knights of the Frozen Throne card packs with in-game gold or real money. Available now, you 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). Players who purchase this bundle will receive a unique themed card back from the Lord of the Scourge himself.