Blizzard has used Pax East 2014 to officially unveil the single-player mode of its popular collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.
The single-player PvE Adventure Mode will be called Curse Of Naxxramas, and will contain a range of bosses, 30 new cards and five “unique wings” of the dungeon…
Battling through the necropolis od Naxxramas, players take on an assortment of odious bosses from the giant spider Maexxna, to "the fungal horror" Loatheb. Each boss comes armed with their own unique cards as well as Hero Powers at their disposal which, according to Blizzard, should challenge even hardened Hearthstone veterans.
In addition to these new features, the single-player mode update will introduce nine unique “class challenges”, which apparently “put a difficult twist on existing encounters within the adventure and will put your Hearthstone skills with a specific class to the test”. emerging victorious will win players class-specific cards to add to their shiny new decks.
The goodies available in Curse Of Naxxramas won’t all necessarily be free, however. The five new “wings” in Curse Of Naxxramas will be opened over the course of 5 weeks, and whilst the first (“The Arachnid Quarter”) will be available free for all Hearthstone players, access to subsequent wings and the cards that they hold must be purchased either with in-game gold or with real-world money.
There’s no word on a release date for Curse Of Naxxramas yet, but the update will released on PC, Mac and iPad simultaneously when it does arrive.
What do you think of the first details of Hearthstone’s single-player Adventure Mode?