Blizzard has outlined the first expansion for the new season of Hearthstone, set to release next month. The Rise of Shadows expansion brings together several villains from throughout the history of the game in a Sinister Six-style team along with 135 new cards to collect.
The plot revolves around the Arch-Thief Rafaam organizing his own "League of EVIL " to pull off a heist in Dalaran. They include King Togwaggle, Madam Lazul, Dr. Boom, and Hagatha the Witch. Blizzard has previously teased that this year every expansion will be connected in a single ongoing story, so this gives us an idea of the direction of the Year of the Dragon.
As always, expansion will include some new mechanics and card types to fit the flavor of the expansion. The expansion will bring five new Lackeys, 1
Finally, the new cards will introduce a new keyword called Twinspell. When cast, these cards add a second copy of the spell to your hand. The second copy of the spell does not have the Twinspell benefit.
The Rise of Shadows will be launched on April 9th, 2011, and will be released on April 9th. with its solo adventure after a month later in May. As previously announced, that adventure will begin with a free chapter, and then the following chapters can be bought for 700 gold each – or the full bundle for $ 20.
Before it all kicks off, though, A pre-release event starting April 5 will give you a free Legendary card that can be used immediately. Plus once it launches, you'll get a new quest chain to earn free packs. A Shadow Bundle during the launch week will offer 9 packs and an Arena ticket for $ 10. Pre-purchases will come in two tiers: a $ 50 bundle that includes 50 packs, a card back, and a Legendary card, or a $ 80 bundle for 80 packs, a card back, a Golden Legendary, and a Madam Lazul Priest Hero.  Check out our full gallery of every card that has been discovered so far, which will be updated as more become available.