Update: It looks like Hearthstone for Android tablets is now available across the world. The 6-inch minumum limitation is still in place, but Blizzard promised a version for smartphones will be coming in the future.
Original post: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is now available for Android tablets. The popular title by game maker Blizzard Entertainment is finally living up to a year old promise to bring their trading card game to the Android platform, where it will be free to play.
For now, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is in a limited roll out. If you are a tablet user in Canada, Australia or New Zealand, head on into the Google Play Store now to get started with your card slinging world domination.
For the rest of us, Blizzard says that full global availability should only take a few days. For now, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will only be available for tablets, but future development should bring the game to other platforms, including Android phones.
Hearthstone: heroes of Warcraft is described as a fast paced, easy to learn online card game with several different game styles, including ranked matches, deck building in the Arena, challenging your friends to a duel and more. There will also be a collection of purchasable add-ons, starting with the Curse of Naxxramas Adventure, in which you take on A.I. opponents. Be sure to sign up for, or log into your battle.net account to sync your game across devices and platforms.
Loyal fans of Hearthstone will be familiar with the recent Goblins vs Gnomes expansion pack, with new minon and Mechs, plus more than 120 additional cards for the game. Blizzard wants you to know that this expansion is also available in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for Android. Purchase the cards, win them in the Arena of craft them with Arcane Dust.
To help get new players started, and to celebrate the Android release, be sure to start up one game in any mode on your Android tablet to receive a free original Hearthstone set Classic card pack.
Head on into the Google Play Store for your free copy of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and let the war begin.
Loyal WoW fans, is the Hearthstone card game a welcome addition to the franchise?