We knew something big was coming from Blizzard at PAX East this year, and it looks like this blessing is coming in the form of a collectible card game -- set in the universe we know and love so well!
Each player's card deck centers around a hero representing one of nine iconic Warcraft classes, customized with a set of minions, spells, and/or weapons based on individual strategy and available cards.
Players will be able to hone their skills in practice matches against the computer, and when they're ready for the challenge, they can take on their Battle.net friends and other players in friendly duels. To further develop their decks, players will be able to acquire cards by crafting them and by winning or purchasing new card packs. With hundreds of unique cards to choose from, the potential card combinations and possible strategies are endless!
Indeed, in Hearthstone players contend as one of the nine established WoW classes, battle people online, and expand their card albums all using the same World of Warcraft lore, though it'll be a separate game entirely. The panelists even joked this morning about the game's release time:
Stay tuned to Curse for all things PAX East -- we're on the floor here and are excited for more things to come!