With BlizzCon 2017 just a few days away, many gamers and fans are getting ready to attend the two day event that's going to be held in Anaheim, California. For those that cannot attend the event in person, however, Blizzard is offering a virtual ticket, through which, anyone with an internet connection will be able to tune in to the event live and catch all of the festivities from the comfort of their own home. For those interested in purchasing a virtual ticket for BlizzCon 2017, the cost is $39.99, with a limit of one virtual ticket per account.

For the purpose of this article, while that one time purchase of $39.99 gives users access to live feeds of the event, and various in-game goodies across numerous Blizzard games, as "Hearthstone" is the focus of this article, the topic of discussion will be the Golden Legendary included with the purchase of a BlizzCon 2017 virtual ticket.

Golden Legendary in 'Hearthstone' with purchase of BlizzCon 2017 virtual ticket

Although the stats and abilities of the "Hearthstone" Golden Legendary have not been revealed as of this writing, what we do know so far is that it will be Marin the Fox, and, judging by the image, it's safe to assume that Marin the Fox is a Pirate -- thus belonging to the Pirate class within the game.

There are likely those that will rejoice in this news, as Pirate decks have seen a surge in recent months thanks to decks like Pirate Warrior being an easy to play, inexpensive deck to build to help a player climb the ladder and achieve a higher rank in competitive play.

While we do not know the stats of Marin the Fox just yet, being a Golden Legendary, it'd be safe to assume that the card will be playable, perhaps even good.

Pirate-themed expansion coming to 'Hearthstone'?

There has been some speculation that the next expansion coming to "Hearthstone" could revolve around Pirates, and the city of Booty Bay -- a large Pirate city in Azeroth.

If this is indeed the case, then it would make sense to release Marin the Fox as a sort of segue into the next expansion.

Up to this point in "Hearthstone," Pirate decks have only been known for one thing: to go face with all of the minions and use weapons to quickly finish off opponents. If the next expansion is Pirate-themed, perhaps we will get to see minions of this class that do more than just go face, and perhaps we may even see some kind of Control Pirate emerge. As of this writing, however, this is merely speculation. Stay tuned for more "Hearthstone" updates, including the stats and abilities of Marin the Fox once they are unveiled.