Hearthstone Rise of Shadows “The Dalaran Heist” Single-Player Adventure Detailed

Blizzard announced that with this year’s first Hearthstone expansion, Rise of Shadows, it would be trying something a little different for this year’s single-player component. Now that the expansion is nearly a month old, the studio is ready to roll out the first part of the single-player adventure, The Dalaran Heist.

The Dalaran Heist launches on May 16, and as previously announced, the first chapter will be free. Each subsequent chapter will cost 700 gold or $7, or you can unlock them all as a set for $20. This is the first in an ongoing story that is meant to last throughout the entire Year of the Dragon, and ties in directly with the flavor of the main expansion. Rise of Shadows had you put together a team of Hearthstone villains, and this story details them hatching their plot.

The chapters include a Dalaran Bank robbery, a prison break at the Violet Hold, making your way through the crowded Streets of Dalaran, ducking into the Underbelly, and finally, ransacking the Kirin Tor Citadel. These will include a new loadout system for your hero including alternate hero powers, non-combat encounters to let you edit and customize your deck as you go, and the Anomaly Mode to replay stages with random rule alterations.

As part of the announcement, a Hearthside chat with missions designer Giovanni Scarpati walks through some of the adventure’s features. You can check it out below.

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Author: Steve Watts