Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is now available worldwide for iPad, following its soft-launch at the start of April in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It’s free to download and play, and there are optional premium features.
Hearthstone takes characters and lore from World of Warcraft, and turns it into a card battling game like Magic: The Gathering. The difference with Blizzard’s game is its accessibility. Anyone can get into Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and it’s just as addictive as casual games like Candy Crush Saga and so on. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a simple game, though, as once you’ve learned the ropes it can get pretty complicated, but Blizzard have got the learning curve just about right.
A multiplayer battle game, Blizzard has also announced a forthcoming single player campaign. The first part will be free, and the following four will be premium, with cards you win there being instantly usable in the full game too. There is still no exact date for the single player ‘Curse of Naxxramas‘ campaign.