Blizzard has started to deploy Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for Android tablet devices today, with Canada, Australia and New Zealand being the select few countries that can enjoy the game first. The worldwide rollout on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore for Android will be coming in the next few days.
To celebrate the release, any user who starts one game in any mode on their Android tablet will receive one free Classic card pack from the original Hearthstone set to boost their collection. The timing of the release also coincides with last week’s launch of the Goblins vs Gnomes expansion that added over 120 new cards to the game, which players can enjoy three free packs of by playing before December 19th.
“Hearthstone‘s intuitive interface and approachable design make it a perfect fit for tablets, and we’ve put a lot of effort into ensuring players have a great experience on a wide range of Android devices,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment in an official statement. “We’re excited to welcome Android players to the Hearthstone community, and we’re looking forward to bringing the game to even more mobile platforms—including phones—in the future.”
In addition to the Android tablet version, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is also available on PC and iOS for iPad. An iPhone and Android phone version of the game is currently in development for release sometime next year.