Whispers_of_the_Old_Gods_Key_ArtLate last week, Blizzard Entertainment dropped the first info regarding Whispers of the Old Gods, their third big expansion for Hearthstone which “will unleash an ancient evil from deep within Azeroth, bringing with it 134 twisted, tentacle-packed cards—along with the legendary power of C’Thun, N’Zoth, Yogg-Saron, and Y’Shaarj”.

Whispers of the Old Gods takes everything familiar in Hearthstone and turns it . . . inside out. Under the sway of the four Old Gods of Azeroth, familiar friends have been corrupted (and have sprouted a few extra eyeballs in the process), new monstrosities have appeared, and unrest spreads throughout the tavern with every turn. As the Old Gods and their crazed followers join you in battle, there’s no telling how much havoc you can wreak with their unique abilities and game-changing powers. By the same token, you’ll want to pay great attention to each play you make—for it could well be your last in the newest Hearthstone expansion.

As usual, the Whispers of The Old Gods card packs will both be purchasable with either in-game gold or real money as well as winnable for free in Hearthstone’s Arena mode. However sometime this week, Blizzard will be kicking off a special limited time offer for those who’d like to kick off the expansion’s launch with a treasure trove of new cards.

Up until the expansion is officially released, Hearthstone players (on any of the supported platforms) will have the opportunity to pre-purchase a special 50-pack bundle of Whispers of the Old Gods card packs for a special one-time price of $49.99.

Validated_DoomsayerYou will be limited to one of these bundles per account, however those who partake in the deal will also unlock a unique themed card back.

If you are someone who generally purchases your card packs using real money, this is a nice bargain, essentially earning you 10 free packs of cards over the normally available 40 packs for $49.99 and dropping the per-pack cost down to a record low of $1 each.

While no specific release date was given for the expansion, the press material did say that the card packs would be operable before May 31, 2016. I’ve included a nice cinematic trailer and you can see the first batch of revealed cards from the Whispers of the Old Gods in the gallery below.

If you are new to Hearthstone, or you’ve just drifted away from the game for whatever reason, remember that with the new Standard play mode and this expansion, it’s a great time to start playing or to come back to the game.

To learn more about the Old Gods themselves, visit www.oldgods.com.

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