The Long Awaited Hearthstone for Android Tablets Has Finally Arrived
Blizzard’s highly popular collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft was finally made available for Android tablets last week. Hearthstone for Android made a soft launch in select regions (Canada, Australia, and New Zealand) and was made available worldwide in the following days. This free game from Blizzard has become an instant hit and has been dominating Twitch.tv and eSports over the last year. This game was previously available for PC, Mac, and iPad and this Android release has been anticipated for some time.
Cofounder and CEO of Blizzard Entertainment Mike Morhaime released a statement to the Android community introducing Hearthstone for tablets that run Android. “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. 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.” With Google greatly expanding its gaming platform with the introduction of the “Play Games” platform in 2013 Hearthstone is an exciting addition to continue this growth. Hearthstone for Android can be downloaded directly from the Google Play Store and will be added to the Amazon Appstore for various models of the Kindle Fire HD. Blizzard also plan on releasing an iPhone and Android phone version of the game in 2015, even though a release date has not been set. This may be one of the announcements that they save for Blizzcon next year to make the crowd go wild.
Hearthstone for Android tablets requires 1 GB of RAM, a 6 inch screen of larger, and Android version 4.0 or above. These are the bare minimum requirements and of course Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or Fire OS 4.5.1 are recommended. This release will also include the newest expansion to the series Goblins vs. Gnomes and the Curse of Naxxramas adventure so tablet users will receive the complete version of this game. So what are you waiting for? Pick up your tablet and download Hearthstone now and experience another gem from Blizzard Entertainment.
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