Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

PAX East 2013: Blizzard announces Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft CCG

Justin Olivetti
March 22, 2013
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

What's the "something new" that Blizzard promised at PAX East? Is it Titan? A Diablo III expansion? The Lost Vikings Online? Nay, it's Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, a digital collectable card game.

Blizzard announced Hearthstone in the opening minutes of the convention. The game is being developed by a new, smaller team at the studio that wanted more freedom to experiment and create quicker titles.

Hearthstone is a free-to-play title that will pit players against each other over an animated 3-D table with nine classes from World of Warcraft. It will use Battle.net matchmaking to pair up users.

Packs of five cards (with varying degrees of rarity) can be either earned through playing the game or purchased separately. The team wanted to make the game intuitive and simple to play, as well as dynamic and exciting to watch. Duplicate cards can be disenchanted to create new cards as well.

You can watch the trailer after the jump.

[Update: To be clear, the cards are earned through Hearthstone play, not WoW play.]




Massively's on the ground in Boston during the weekend of March 22nd to 24th, bringing you all the best news from PAX East 2013. Whether you're dying to know more about WildStar, DUST 514, or any MMO in between, we aim to have it covered!












All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Presenting the Best of CES 2021 winners!

Presenting the Best of CES 2021 winners!

View
Smartwatches may detect the signs of COVID-19 before you know you're sick

Smartwatches may detect the signs of COVID-19 before you know you're sick

View
Scientists may have found the background ripples of the universe

Scientists may have found the background ripples of the universe

View
Parler's website is back up, but the service is still unavailable

Parler's website is back up, but the service is still unavailable

View
'Apex Legends' season 8 adds a new demolitionist character

'Apex Legends' season 8 adds a new demolitionist character

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr