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Hearthstone comes to mobile phones

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We don't often cover mobile games around these parts, for obvious reasons, but today we shall make an exception. For today, Blizzard has announced that the strategy/card game Hearthstone is finally available on iPhones and Android mobiles.

"We're excited to welcome mobile gamers to the Hearthstone community," Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime said. "Hearthstone's quick, super-accessible gameplay is perfect for gaming on the go, and with the mobile versions it's incredibly easy to jump into a match and have some fun."

The mobile edition of Hearthstone will feature a new interface designed for small screens, but players will still have full access to their existing decks when they sign in, and it will offer all the same features and content as the PC and tablet versions of the game. To celebrate the mobile launch, players who complete one game of Hearthstone on their phone in any mode, win or lose, will be given a free Classic card pack from the original Hearthstone deck.

The iOS version of Hearthstone is available from the iTunes App Store (opens in new tab), while the Android release can be found at Google Play and Amazon (opens in new tab).

Update: The mobile version of Hearthstone rolled out this afternoon but may not show up in searches just yet: The iOS version appears fully live, but it looks like Google Play is still reporting as for tablets only. Keep trying!

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Andy Chalk
Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.