Card games like Magic: The Gathering, are cool because you can take your cards anywhere and battle your friends anywhere you like and at anytime. In that vain, Blizzard’s Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, is a digital collectible card game, originally announced for just the Mac, PC, and the iPad.
The news gets even better though. If you don’t own any of those devices or were looking for a more portable and mobile way to play, you now have it. Blizzard’s Rob Pardo announced during BlizzCon 2013 that Hearthstone will be coming to iPhones and Android devices in the second half of 2014. Pardo admitted that while the iPad is great and probably the ideal way to play it, not everyone has tablets. So that is why they are making it available on iPhone and Android devices. Pretty smart move. If it isn’t as portable as cards, what would be the point?
This will definitely get them a bigger audience, which will translate into a bigger success. For those who want to play it on their computers or iPads, Blizzard revealed that an open beta could be launching next month, “but in Blizzard language, that might mean January.” Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a digital trading card game that will be based on the World of Warcraft universe. The game is free-to-play but booster packs will cost you money.