Murder at Castle Nathria is scheduled to launch on Aug. 2.

The next Hearthstone expansion is Murder at Castle Nathria, and Blizzard Entertainment revealed some intriguing murder mystery content ahead of the launch date. 

The premise of Murder at Castle Nathria is Sire Denathrius throwing a dinner party before he met his demise. There are 10 prime suspects, and it’s up to Murloc Holmes and Dr. Watfin to solve the case! 

“We’ve always wanted to do a murder mystery theme,” Hearthstone Lead Designer Liv Breeden said in an interview. “And around the time when we started developing it, Shadowlands had been out for a little bit, I think, and people were just really excited by the idea of the gothic architecture of Revendreth.”

Murder at Castle Nathria Suspects and Locations

Some of the suspects include Artificer Xy’Mox, Archvillain Rafaam, Baroness Draka, Decimator Olgra, Lady Vashj and Kel’Thuzad. 

At the time of Sire Denathrius’ death, Ara’lon was in the Kennels and Sesselie was in the Hedge Maze. As for Lady Vashj, she claimed to be in the Muck Pools while Draka was in the Sinstone Cemetery. 

Murloc Holmes and Dr. Watfin on the Murder at Castle Nathria case
Murloc Holmes and Dr. Watfin on the case. Image via Blizzard Entertainment.

Other locations of interest include the Cathedral of Atonement, Nightcloak Sanctum, the Vault, the Sanguine Depths and a library.

The authors of the story are Christie Golden and Brandon Easton. 

Some of Golden’s other works include World of Warcraft novels such as Lord of the Clans, Arthas: Rise of the Lich King and, most recently, Sylvanas. As Brandon Easton, he wrote Overwatch: Code of Violence and is an author of the Overwatch: Short Story Collection alongside Golden.

Nightcloak Sanctum artwork in Hearthstone
Nightcloak Sanctum artwork. Image via Blizzard Entertainment.

Hearthstone Card Packs

As Hearthstone players anticipate the rest of the story and the expansion’s launch, they have the option to pre-purchase either the regular Murder at Castle Nathria Mega Bundle or the Murder at Castle Nathria Mega Bundle.

Available through Aug.1, the regular bundle contains 60 card packs, the Denathrius card back plus two random Legendary cards from the expansion. 

Murder at Castle Nathria Mega Bundle artwork
Murder at Castle Nathria Mega Bundle artwork. Image via Blizzard Entertainment.

Meanwhile, the Murder at Castle Nathria Mega Bundle consists of 80 card packs, five golden card packs, the Sire Denathrius Warrior hero portrait plus card back, two random Murder at Castle Nathria Legendary cards, 10 Mercenaries packs and the Sandy Shores Battlegrounds board.

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