Blizzard Entertainment took to the main stage at PAX East to announce the latest game to be added to its stable: HearthStone Collectible Card Game. HearthStone is set in the Warcraft universe and includes 3D graphics and familiar characters and abilities.
Here's what we know:
Team 5: Very different, 15 developers, smaller than the SC team. Old School team of scrappy and versatile devs with multidisciplines. Experimental. Doesn't rely on building new tech. Need different type of games. What is the game we'd make?
et in the Warcraft universe, make it something anyone would play. Collectible card game, free to play game, Blizzard's first.
Earn or buy packs. Around $1 as it's being tested at the moment.
3D graphics, fully active game board. We want the game for WoW players to be really intuitive. If you're used to playing a mage, you can quickly and intuitively play the game.
Dynamic opening of packs with glows, sound effects. Players can build their own decks.
Online game, cool abilities, etc.
What can I play it on: Windows, Mac, iPad
Beta this summer, release this year, playable at PAX right now