Perpetual time stealer and life destroyer Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is set to get a single-player adventure mode called Curse of Naxxramas, Blizzard has announced.

The first of its kind for the horrendously popular collectible card game, the expansion will whisk players back into Azeroth’s undead bastion with all new cards, challenges and a completely new board to play on.

Originally featured as the highest end-game raid dungeon for World of Warcraft prior to any of its expansions, the necropolis of Naxxramas is jam packed with undead beasties and wily necromancers just waiting to put the boots to players and in Hearthstone, five wings of the dungeon will be opened up across a five-week period.

In the first week, The Arachnid Quarter will be free to all while all other wings after that point will have to be purchased with real money or in-game gold.

Curse of Naxxramas will bring an additional 30 new cards to the game, which can be obtained for defeating the bosses which are dossing about in each wing.  The line-up of bad guys includes such notables as Baron Rivendare, Patchwerk, Loatheb and Naxxramas head-honcho, Kel’Thuzad.

In addition to new cards, there will be nine new challenges which are unique to each class; with each rewarding players with class-exclusive cards with which to bolster their arsenal with.

Even better, as each wing is made open to the public, the cards contained within each of them will end up in your Arena picks, without any need to have them in your actual collection to start with.

Pretty nifty eh?

Curse of Naxxramas has yet to be dated, but Blizzard have said that it’ll launch simultaneously on Mac, PC and iPad ‘soon’.

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