The latest expansion for Hearthstone, World of Warcraft's card-based companion game, is set to be unveiled on Thursday, July 1.
The reveal will take place at 12:30 p.m. ET through the official Hearthstone YouTube and Twitch channels, according to an announcement tweet from the game's Twitter. Fans suspect that this expansion will be centered on the Alliance faction due to the heavy Alliance imagery.
Hearthstone Alliance Expansion
Alec Dawson, Hearthstone Lead Designer, will be leading the stream with an overview of what players can expect from the second phase of the year. Game designers Liv Breeden and John McIntyre will take over and explain the upcoming card set.
Nearly every aspect of the reveal teasers displays the colors and sigil of the Alliance. The blue and gold scheme with the faction's trademark lion head crest can be seen all throughout the video, as well as on the graphic.
The appearance of Alliance guards and soldiers in the trademark Stormwind armor further confirms suspicions. Additionally, if fans look closely, they might be able to make out the edges of the Alliance tabard available in Stormwind city.
Not to mention the last expansion, Forged in the Barrens, was entirely Horde-themed. It makes sense that Hearthstone developers would be looking to implement the opposite faction shortly afterward.