Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a card trading game for Windows and Mac, set in the World of Warcraft. Yesterday, Blizzard Entertainment announced the release of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for iPad.
Much like Rovio did with Angry Birds Go!, the free-to-play game, is being soft launched in Australia, New Zealand and Canada first. This allows the developers to get feedback from users in smaller markets, so they can fine tune the game before it rolls out globally. It will also come out on Android, iPhone, and Windows tablets soon.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a game where you collect digital cards, which you use to fight in turn based battles. Blizzard have to be congratulated for making the game surprisingly easy to get into – other card trading games like Magic: The Gathering and Mojang’s Scrolls are tougher for players new to the genre.
Blizzard did not announce when Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is being released globally. In a press release, Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard said that ‘Instead of calling those folks up individually, we figured we might as well let everyone know that the global iPad rollout for Hearthstone has begun, and pretty soon it’ll be available everywhere.’