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Blizzard Touches the Future of Card Games

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft*

PC gamers can literally touch the future of collectible card games (CCG) on Intel® processor-based tablets running on Windows* 8 with Blizzard Entertainment’s new collectible card game.

Blizzard Entertainment continues to build on its award-winning Warcraft* universe with a new digital collectible card game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft*. The growth of tablets and 2-in-1 systems has set the stage for game developers to use touch technology to deliver players the experience of tactile interaction. Blizzard’s free-to-play CCG is available across a wide array of platforms, including Intel® Atom™ processor-based tablets, bringing the mobility—and roots—of card games to the digital realm, allowing players to use gestures to draw cards and summon powerful minions or sling spells with ease.

Hearthstone* gameboard

Touch the Future

With touch-based gestures, playing Hearthstone on your touch-enabled device feels like handling a physical deck. Players will notice that their interaction with the cards will have virtual weight and physicality. Special effects enhance the experience of dropping a card to the surface, like the cloud of dust formed when a Core Hound enters the fray.

Jaina Proudmoore hero

Familiar Heroes

Heathstone’s use of the Warcraft* universe separates it from the crowded digital CCG space. Players will have access to Blizzard's dynamic cast of characters and cool spells that World of Warcraft* gamers are already familiar with. Hearthstone will introduce new fans to this universe in a much more accessible gameplay experience.

Characters playing Hearthstone* around a glowy gameboard

Portable Experience

Tablets, 2-in-1 devices, and portable All-in-Ones also bring a portable aspect to digital CCGs that harkens back to the original paper cards. Gamers can pick up their device and play a game wherever they can get online, and players have remote access to their custom decks, thanks to Blizzard’s servers. In addition to mobility, Intel® processor-based mobile devices give you desktop-level experiences on a portable platform.