Blizzard soft launched Hearthstone’s iPad version earlier this month, in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. But after weeks of imploring Blizzard to get a room with its favourite territories, or perhaps marry them if it fancies them so much, the PC behemoth – which is rather “elegant” according to our Hearthstone review – has relented. Hearthstone on iPad – the CCG you can eat with your fingers – last night launched worldwide on the App Store.
The handheld version of Hearthstone is supported on the 3rd and 4th generation iPads, iPad Air, iPad 2 and iPad mini – though an Android port will follow in the coming months.
If you’re already a player on PC, your card collection and progress will follow you to the new device and back again – which is lucky, as some have already spent small fortunes on elaborate decks.
There’s also a free pack of cards in it for you – earned either by rattling through the “lighthearted” introductory missions as a new player, or finishing a single match in Play, Arena or Practice mode.
“What’s better than opening a Hearthstone card pack?”, exclaim Blizz, rhetorically. “Opening a Hearthstone card pack anywhere you want with the iPad!”
Here’s a supremely silly trailer to demonstrate the point:
I’m holding out for the Android version – but the thought of Hearthstone in bed makes me a bit giddy. Read our Nick’s Hearthstone review for the whys. How about you?