When The Journey to Un'Goro expansion to Hearthstone came out, fans were upset there was no theme music. Game Director Ben Brode appeased the fans, coming up with an incredibly popular rap about the game's story. Now Brode is back, offering us another tale for the next expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne, this time on how Arthas became the Lich King.
You don't have to like rap to appreciate the effort that Brode put into the song, which chronicles Arthas' quest to take down Mal'Ganis after the events leading to the culling of Stratholme. We get footage from Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos showing Arthas discovering the poisoned grain, the change of civilians from people to undead, and Arthas swearing revenge while killing everyone in Stratholme to keep them from turning.
And all the while, Brode relates the tale in an amusing and entertaining way. Fans of Warcraft lore should appreciate the effort, even if they didn't see the orginal Un'goro rap from March. Of course, Brode could also be doing Arthas a favor after rejecting him for a job at Blizzard.
Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne is scheduled for release sometime next month. In the meantime, if you play Hearthstone, you may want to bone up on what's coming in the expansion, and specifically how to deal with Frost Lich Jaina, The new cards are expected to give control decks more power to counter aggressive play styles. You can get an initial look at some of the cards to see for yourself.
No word from Blizzard if Brode will do this for each Hearthstone expansion going forward, but it wouldn't be surprising if he makes a musical appearance at BlizzCon 2017 on November 3-4.
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