The next expansion pack for Hearthstone, Blizzard’s hugely popular collectible card video game, will be called Whispers of the Old Gods and will launch towards the end of April or the beginning of May, the company has announced.
Based around Warcraft’s Lovecraftian-style elder gods, C’Thun, Yogg-Saron, N’Zoth and Y’Shaarj, the expansion will bring a further 144 cards to the game, including a number of “corrupted” versions of previous minions. A selection of the new cards were revealed to journalists and community members at Blizzard’s headquarters in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
The expansion will also launch alongside the long-awaited introduction of rotation in Hearthstone. Announced in February, the change will see around 150 cards retired from the main format, renamed “Standard”. The entirety of the Curse of Naxxramas and Goblins v Gnomes expansions are being rotated out, but those cards will still be playable for the foreseeable future in the new “Wild” format.