Blizzard, the maker of the popular Warcraft series announced it will be bringing out a new iPad game set in the Warcraft universe. It is called Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraftand will be free to play. If you are familiar with the card game “Magic: The Gathering” and “Warcraft” you will like this game. Each player in Hearthstone is free to choose his or her hero from one of the nine Warcraft classes and customize the character with a bunch of minions, spells and weapons, based on available cards. From there, you can practice matches against AI or join Battle.net in order to fight real opponents in friendly duels.
To further develop their decks, players will be able to acquire cards by crafting them and by winning or purchasing new card packs. With hundreds of unique cards to choose from, the potential card combinations and possible strategies are endless.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is available for Windows and Mac first, with a version for the iPad coming later. The initial beta-test is launching in North America, with other game regions to follow soon after.
To join the beta, you can sign up here.