Hearthstone releases on iPad in Canada, US release 'coming soon'

Hearthstone is now on iPad... in Canada, eh! Blizzard has not given a U.S. release date, but notes that it is "coming soon."


Blizzard has deployed the iPad version of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft in select regions, with Canada among the first to receive the iOS incarnation of the free-to-play collectible card game. A U.S. release date has still not been announced, but Blizzard notes that it is imminent.

Other regions getting their first crack at Hearthstone on iPad include Australia and New Zealand. Blizzard declined to give a specific date for when Hearthstone would arrive in the App Store in other regions (including the U.S.), but it is notable that the iPad version looks to be ready for distribution anywhere only a mere three weeks after it officially released on PC and Mac.

Battle.net states, "Launching Hearthstone in a limited set of countries allows us to focus on the end-to-end player experience and make sure it's awesome before we move on to the rest of the world. If you don't live in Australia, Canada, or New Zealand, you don’t have much longer to wait to get your hands on Hearthstone for iPad—Murloc Scout's honor."

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    April 2, 2014 4:30 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Hearthstone releases on iPad in Canada, US release 'coming soon'.

    Hearthstone is now on iPad... in Canada, eh! Blizzard has not given a U.S. release date, but notes that it is "coming soon."

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      April 2, 2014 4:40 PM

      Has anyone seen this on the store yet?

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      April 3, 2014 6:31 AM

      How is there so little talk about this?

      Isn't it insane that it's not in the US first?

      Is it FUN is anyone playing it?

      Is there ANY speculation on the US release date?

      IMHO this is the single most important mobile device release ever released -- you're going to be playing against people on a PC, it's a Blizzard game, it's already highly acclaimed, et cetera. This is the first "system seller", again IMO, I have seen for iOs.

      Maybe I'm not looking in the right corner of the internet but this seems like it should be way bigger news than it is.

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        April 3, 2014 6:33 AM


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        April 3, 2014 7:28 AM

        huh? most important? system seller? I have zero interest in this, I think you vastly overestimate this thing.

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          April 3, 2014 7:31 AM

          haha right. i think you vastly underestimate it. i'm not terribly interested either, but it's going to make blizzard some money... especially on the iPad.

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          April 3, 2014 8:09 AM

          I'm thinking of buying an iPad for the first time ever because of this game. I wonder how far off the Android version is.

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      April 3, 2014 7:07 AM

      Oh Canada.

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      April 3, 2014 7:07 AM

      Consider it downloaded, will play at lunch.

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      April 3, 2014 7:18 AM

      I hope that one day, day and date releases of Android versions of apps will be a reality.

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      April 3, 2014 8:10 AM

      Thank god I moved to Canada!

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