Check Out Blizzard’s Upcoming Video Game CCG Hearthstone

March 23, 2013 by brennon

It’s a rare occurrence that we take a look at video games on Beasts of War, but when I saw this little preview of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft by Blizzard Entertainment, makers of World of Warcraft I was certainly intrigued.

Hearthstone Artwork

Most people will be familiar with Warcraft, either from its Real Time Strategy days or in its latest iteration as World of Warcraft. Here Blizzard are hoping to take a light hearted look at this ‘verse in a Collectable Card Game for PC, Mac and later iOS.

Hearthstone Hero Choice

Hearthstone Card Kit

Hearthstone Gameplay

As you can see from the video at the top of the page and these screenshots here it does look a little bit like Magic the Gathering with a distinct World of Warcraft flavour. We don’t know much about the rules but you’d hope it lives up to the standards of Blizzard.

The game will be F2P (Free to Play) but since it’s a collectable card game you can imagine there will be random booster pack buys with real world money down the line for people heavily invested in the game.

While I personally am a fan of Living Card Games where you know what you’re getting some people just can’t get enough of this format.

With the Warcraft brand name behind it and some flashy graphics it does look like it could be a success. Maybe we’ll even see Fantasy Flight Games pick this up and make a physical version of it too?

What do you think?