App Store rollout of Blizzard Entertainment's digital card game begins in select regions; coming soon to rest of planet
Blizzard Entertainment has announced that Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, previously released for PC and Mac, is also available now on iPad in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, with the iPad App Store release for the rest of the world coming soon.
In Hearthstone, players build card decks centered around one of nine iconic Warcraft character classes and duel each other for fun, glory, and the chance to win new cards. In addition to honing their skills in practice matches against the computer and taking on their buddies via their Battle.net friends list, players can challenge each other in two competitive game modes. Play Mode features traditional head-to-head battles, with players facing off for a chance to increase their medal ranking and earn card packs along the way.
And for a different type of challenge, players can enter The Arena, where they start each match by building a deck from a new set of cards, and then use that deck to duel other Forge participants. Aside from winning new cards, players will be able to round out their collections by purchasing new card packs or disenchanting some of their existing cards to craft the ones they're missing.