Spearingheading another fun new take on the terrors of World of Warcraft, the new Hearthstone: Murder at Castle Nathria expansion it set to take a troublesome raid and turn it into an elegant dinner complete with card battles.
Down below, we're going to list out everything we know about the upcoming expansion right now; from the release date and the current card list, to the new story's wacky lore. Given the source material and the existence of a sluething Murloc, there's sure to be a lot going on.
Of course, the Hearthstone: Murder at Castle Nathria expansion set is far from the game's first. It succeeds the Voyage of the Sunken City expansion that released back in April 2022, which itself got a mini set just last month with the Throne of the Tides release. Looking even before that, read up on our thoughts regarding the Alterac Valley meta this year's expansions replaced.
Hearthstone: Murder at Castle Nathria Release Date
Announced in late June, the Hearthstone: Murder at Castle Nathria expansion is already set to release on August 2. That means you'll need to stick with the Throne of the Tides mini-set for a little over a month still.
How Many Cards Are in the Hearthstone: Murder at Castle Nathria Expansion?
At launch, the Hearthstone: Murder at Castle Nathria expansion will introduce a whopping 135 new cards to the mix. This list - which should drop in waves soon - includes Legendary Suspects, new types, and, of course, new keywords. More on those in a second.
Hearthstone: Murder at Castle Nathria Card List
We'll have more cards to share over the next month, but for now, these are the few Blizzard has decided to reveal alongside the expansion. There's a good 120+ more to go, so check back often for more.
Hearthstone: Murder at Castle Nathria Keywords
The main new keyword for the Hearthstone: Murder at Castle Nathria expansion is 'Infuse'. These cards use the infamous Anima from the recent World of Warcraft: Shadowlands expansion to appropriately 'infuse' your strategy with new effects.
For the most part, Anima cards "drink in the lost anime when a friendly minion dies and transform into mightier versions of themselves." - which sounds like a pretty sweet deal. They stay in your hand, too, allowing you to hold onto them until they're fully infused with new artwork and, as such, new power.
With the story centred around the idea of Castle Nathria becoming an Agatha Christie novel, Legendary Suspects are here to add the mystery to the murder mystery premise.
Each class gets one minion as their Legendary Suspect, which should create plenty of murder mystery motives for Murloc Holmes to uncover.
Hearthstone: Murder at Castle Nathria expansion Free Card
As an added bonus for the new expansion, everyone who logs in while it's still relevant will get the Prince Renethal Legendary card. This one gives your hero ten additional Health and even ten more cards for deck. We'll need to wait for the finer details, but it already sounds like a good deal for nothing.
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