Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Announced
Blizzard Entertainment announced Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft at PAX East today. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a free-to-play strategy card game for PC and iPad.
In Hearthstone, players build card decks centered around one of nine iconic WarcraftÂ® character classes and duel each other for fun, glory, and the chance to win awesome new cards. PAX East attendees are able to go hands-on with Hearthstone this weekend, and Blizzard will begin beta testing for the game very soon - no, seriously.
â€œWeâ€™ve always loved collectible card games at Blizzard, so itâ€™s been exciting to bring everything we love about the genre to life in Hearthstone,â€ said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. â€œWeâ€™re putting a lot of focus into creating a fun new game thatâ€™s easy to pick up and play, but also has a lot of depth. We canâ€™t wait to share it with everyone.â€
Deceptively simple in design but epically engaging, Hearthstone will be instantly accessible to players regardless of their familiarity with Warcraft or collectible card games. Whether players prefer to wield magic or arms in battle, strike from the shadows or head on - or have never given any of that much thought - theyâ€™ll be able to jump right in, create a deck, and get in on the card-slinging action.
In addition to honing their skills in practice matches against the computer and taking on their buddies via their Battle.netÂ® friends list, players can challenge each other in two competitive game modes. â€œPlay Modeâ€ 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 â€œThe Forge,â€ 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 theyâ€™re missing.