‘Hearthstone’ Now Available On iPhone And Android

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The new expansion for "World of Warcraft" was unveiled by Blizzard in Gamescom 2015. Reuters/Ina Fassbender

After a year of waiting, the addictive mobile card game “Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft” is finally available on the iPhone and Android devices. Prior to the re-release, “Hearthstone” was available for tablets, Windows and Mac, and it managed to garner acclaim from fans of Warcraft and card games alike, thanks to the game's easy-to-follow rules and challenging opponents as well as online multiplayer mode.

The new version of “Hearthstone” has a few minor differences compared with the original iPad version. Polygon reports that the iPhone and Android version of the game have a new user interface that was completely rebuilt to fit the game on smaller screens, which might explain why it took so long for the game to come to smartphones.

Players who are worried about having to start from the very beginning have nothing to worry about as card collections are thankfully still part of a user’s Battle.net account. Users will now be able to share their progress across all the current versions of “Hearthstone,” so anyone using other versions can easily transfer their game data to their Android device or iPhone so they can now play the game outside the house.

All versions of the game seem to be similar, so there doesn’t seem to be one port of the game that’s better than the others. Pocket Gamer even released a comparison video between the iPhone and iPad versions of the title, which shows that neither title plays any differently aside from the visual differences.

Blizzard, the developer of the game, has also announced a special promo for smartphone owners of the game. Anyone who has finished a full game will get a classic card pack right away. This promo is also available for “Hearthstone” on iPad and Android tablets.

“Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft” is now available for smartphones and is a free-to-play title. Blizzard noted that it may take some time for the game to appear in the online stores for the iPhone and Android phone versions.

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