Blizzard let loose details of their next unimaginably evil expansion to Hearthstone called Whispers of the Old Gods. You can watch Blizzard's livestream reveal of tonnes of new cards, plus announcements about how to get the 13 free packs on offer on release day, here. Meanwhile, scroll below for a look at
Update 24 Apr, 2016: All the cards. All of them. Every single card.
The expansion's release date is April 26 and 27, depending on your region.As Standard is launching along with the new set and the patch that will nerf a lot of Classic and Basic set cards, this is when the set will go out to the wild.
There's 134 new cards waiting to corrupt the inn – and most likely the meta – with their presence. There's a chance a good number of them will be familiar faces, as many of the cards revealed so far are "corrupted" versions of existing cards, turned into bizarro mirror-world versions of themselves. Think Luigi versus Waluigi.
Since there's still a while to go until the cards arrive, why not make one of the current best decks in Hearthstone while you wait?
The legendaries of this release will focus on the titular Old Gods, those four malevolent eldritch entities from the Warcraft universe that taint everything around them. Kicking off that party is C'thun, whose original 6/6 damage and health will be buffed by certain cultist cards whether he's in play, in your hand or in your deck. Once you play him, that now hopefully inflated attack value will be dealt randomly to all enemies on the board, heralding the coming doom indeed.
Since decks are going to be built around him, C'thun and two Beckoners of Evil, one of his cultist cards, will be guaranteed as bonuses in your first pack opening of the expansion. To make that deal sweeter, you'll get three packs just for logging in during an as yet unannounced promo period, probably just after the release (as before the release would just be confusing).
We'll be putting together all the cards we can find from whatever holes they leak out of the good ship SS Blizzard in the coming weeks. Here's what we've got so far: