Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft announced

During PAX East, Blizzard announced Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – a cross-platform trading card game for Windows, OSX, and iOS devices set in the Warcraft universe.

This TCG will be free-to-play, and will feature in-app-purchases of booster packs, which will contain five cards and will be priced at around $1. Each deck will be based around a hero from one of the nine Warcraft classes. Players will be able to battle AI, their Battle.net friends, and other online opponents.

The closed beta for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will start this summer, and you can already sign-up for it on us.battle.net/hearthstone. As for the exact release date, the game is coming out by the end of the year, first for PC and Mac, and then for iPad. Hopefully, Blizzard will bring this trading card game to other iOS and Android devices, although we doubt that’s going to happen before 2014.