Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion artwork for Hearthstone

Ever since Hearthstone first launched people were clamoring for a Death Knight hero, and with the upcoming Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion Blizzard will be delivering just that! Unfortunately, the Death Knight will not be an entirely new class with its own mechanics and cards, but rather a Legendary card that transforms your basic hero into a much more evil, and much more powerful variant.

If you're looking for a brief overview of what exactly this means, as well as a quick look at the cinematic trailer that somehow manages to paint Jaina even more insane than she already is, you'll find what you seek in the recent announcement video below. Have a look:

The Knights of the Frozen Throne will be arriving this August alongside 135 new cards, a bunch of new mechanics, and perhaps most importantly of all, free singleplayer story missions! If you're interested in a sneak peek at some of the bosses you'll be able to fight I would recommend heading over to the official website, though don't expect to see much just yet.

As for the new cards, I'm afraid the official card reveal event is scheduled for July 24th, so there are very few to ogle as of right now. If you don't mind the meager selection, however, you'll find all of the currently revealed cards on the Hearthstone website. And since I can offer very little else in terms of useful information, allow me to send you off with this creepy-as-hell Gnome:

Shallow Gravedigger artwork for Hearthstone's Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion