Hearthstone – Global launch for iPad version begins in selected regions

[Game website] Blizzard launching Hearthstone on the iPad beginning today, starting with Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Launching in a limited set of countries allows us to focus on the end-to-end player experience to make sure it’s awesome before moving to the rest of the world.

 

The developer has stated that a global release will not be much longer, and currently anticipate the game for Southeast Asia countries to roll out early next week. I have several friends who are currently hooked to Hearthstone, and I can really attest to its lasting appeal.

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[Press release] Blizzard Entertainment is pleased to inform everyone that Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, its free-to-play digital card game, is now available on iPad® in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, with the iPad App Store℠ release for the rest of the world coming soon.

Hearthstone’s player base has already grown to more than 10 million registered accounts following the official Windows® and Mac® release,* but we saw that a few people online were holding out for the iPad version,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment.

“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. The game is a natural fit for tablets—we encourage everyone to check it out on their couch, in their backyard, in a coffee shop . . . or anywhere else they take their iPads.

In addition to Australians’, Canadians’, and New Zealanders’ iPads, Hearthstone is available for Windows and Mac PCs globally, with iPad support for the rest of the world coming soon. Android device, iPhone, and Windows tablet versions are also in development and will be available in the future.

Visit playhearthstone.com or the iPad App Store (select regions) today to learn more about Hearthstone, download the game for free, and start having fun!

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Your Game—Your Way

Hearthstone’s cross-platform compatibility empowers iPad, PC, and Mac® gamers to seamlessly play against each other. Your collection is safe and secure with Battle.net®, so your cards will always be available—on any platform.

Play Anywhere

The iPad version of Hearthstone features the same intuitive interface and refined gameplay as the PC version, but now players can take their decks away from the desktop and to the couch, café, airport, or anywhere with a WiFi or Internet connection.

Such iPads

Hearthstone kicks ass on every supported device: iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), iPad (4th generation), iPad Air™, iPad mini™, and iPad mini with Retina.

How Do I Pay for the Things?

This is free-to-play our way. While many Hearthstone players have achieved the highest ranks without spending a dime, we’ve made it easy for players to expand their collections regardless of platform.

Card pack purchases and Arena entries are made using whatever payment method you have attached to your Apple ID. Players can also continue to make purchases via Battle.net through the PC or Mac client.

Harness the Full Power of the Interwebs

Hearthstone on iPad requires a Wi-Fi or cellular connection to access your card collection.

Did Somebody Say Android and iPhone®?

That’s right, we said it! We’re bringing Hearthstone to Windows 8 Tablets, iOS phones, and Android devices. We’re targeting later this year for all that awesomeness.

Up for a Friendly Duel?

Chat with your Battle.net friends and challenge them on the iPad, no matter which platform they are playing on.

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