We were already supposed to know what the next Hearthstone expansion is on Tuesday, but the whole announcement got postponed until Thursday. However, Blizzard has just dropped a teaser and it looks really interesting.
In a short teaser, it looks like we’re inside a submarine and something evil is lurking in the depths. When it comes to underwater themes in Warcraft, the first thing that comes to mind are Nagas. Nagas were originally Highborne night elves, which got “cursed” by N’Zoth himself and turned into underwater beings we know them as today. Their capital, Nazjatar, ruled by Queen Azshara, was explored in WoW’s Battle for Azeroth expansion a few years ago. Alternatively, we might go even further back to Vashj’ir, once home to powerful Naga Lady Vashj.
We already have some Naga minions in Hearthstone (such as Naga Sea Witch or Naga Corsair), but they were honestly quite rare so far. An underwater expansion, even if not directly related to Nagas, will surely be a great way to add more of them (as well as other kinds of interesting underwater monsters and Murlocs). Maybe we’ll even get a completely new minion type, this time for Standard (because the last one we got – Quilboars – were mostly for the sake of Battlegrounds synergies and only an afterthought in Constructed).
Check out the whole teaser below. Can’t wait for the official reveal tomorrow! If you can’t watch it live, don’t worry, we’ll cover all of it here on Hearthstone Top Decks.
It’s almost time to set sail, adventurers! ???? pic.twitter.com/4CZKM1WRGD
— Hearthstone (@PlayHearthstone) March 16, 2022
Interestingly enough, Nazjatar was already sort of teased by Iksar in one of his Q&As a few months ago. We covered it here.
Interesting… very interesting.
— August Dean Ayala ???? (@IksarHS) January 11, 2022