Blizzard's massively popular digital-only CCG is now available on Android tablets, the publisher has announced.
At this year's BlizzCon Blizzard revealed that alongside releasing the game's first official expansion, Goblins vs Gnomes, in December, the long-awaited Android release would also make the Holiday month, and today exactly that has happened.
Blizzard Entertainment invites Android™ gamers to a friendly fireside duel—Hearthstone®: Heroes of Warcraft™ is now available for Android tablet devices! Players in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand can now download the game for free on Google Play™, with the worldwide rollout on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore for Android coming in the days ahead.
Hearthstone players on Android tablets have access to all of the exciting features and content available in the Windows, Mac, and iPad® versions of the game—including the recently released first expansion, Goblins vs Gnomes™, which adds more than 120 new cards and an all-new type of minon, Mechs. Players can purchase Goblins vs Gnomes card packs in the in-game shop for gold or real-world currency, earn cards as Arena rewards, or craft them using Arcane Dust.
To celebrate the launch on Android and help new players start their collection, anyone who starts one game in any mode on their Android tablet will receive one free Classic card pack from the original Hearthstone set.
We're currently wading through the huge number of new cards from the Goblins vs Gnomes expansion for review, and will post up our thoughts once we're convinced we've got enough out of the mechanically-driven new cards for a thorough review, so stay tuned.