The substantial expansion to digital card game Hearthstone finally has a release date — Blizzard has confirmed that The Grand Tournament will be available on August 24th.
The expansion, which adds 132 new cards to the hundreds of cards that can already be collected by players, was first announced at the end of July, at which time players also had the chance to preorder a bundle of 50 new card packs for $49.99. Players will have a chance to collect the new cards from these packs, which, like real world collectible card games, contain a random assortment of cards, many of which they may already have. This preorder price will be available until August 24th, when the expansion officially launches.
The Grand Tournament marks the second major addition of new cards for Hearthstone, following Goblins vs. Gnomes. Other updates have included a single-player mode, customizable character skins, and smaller sets of new cards.
The Grand Tournament card packs will be available to purchase via the in-game shop on August 24th for Windows and Mac PCs, iOS, and Android tablets, and mobile phones.