Blizzard released some new details for it’s upcoming Adventure Mode, “Curse of Naxxramas.” We finally know what it’s going to cost to participate, and confirmation of how we all expected the release to work. The Arachnid Quarter will be made available to players free of charge. The remaining wings will be unlocked over the course of roughly a month. Each wing can be obtained for 700 gold.
700 gold is a bit more than even I expected (though I’m fortunate enough to be saved up), but it’s not an insane amount and at least we now know for sure the exact amount. This also gives players time to start saving if they haven’t done so, or continue saving if they started late or underestimated what the cost would be. Of course, you also have the option of paying with real world money and if that’s your thing then the wings cost 6.99 USD. The good news is Blizzard is offering a “Bundle Pack” option if that’s your fancy. You can get all five wings for 24.99 or drop it about five dollars per wing you’ve already unlocked.
Now with the bundle pack it looks like in making the purchase, you can open all the gates at once. This seems to be a bit conflicting, though, as the emphasis has been on rolling out Naxxramas one wing at a time. Suddenly that may not be the case. Of course, it could also mean you can bundle up and open them all once they have all been released. Time will tell though. Unfortunately, if you’re like myself and you are planning on using in-game gold then there is no bundle option for you. You’re paying a set amount regardless.
Unfortunately with the latest news, there is still no release date. But with Blizzard that’s never a surprise as their motto is always “when it’s ready.” I’ve said all along I expect July 1st or August 1st and clearly one of those dates has already passed us by. Do I still think the beginning of August? At this point it’s genuinely 50/50. But I’m ok with that. I’ll wait as long as necessary for the next phase of the game, which I expect to be a fun experience and a great new mode for the casual player (to say nothing of the meta cards waiting to be obtained in the Necropolis).