Blizzard reveals HearthStone strategy card game

World of Warcraft's maker officially announces a free-to-play collectible card game for PC, Mac, and iPad. The beta starts this summer, with a full product out by the end of the year.

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BOSTON--World of Warcraft developer Blizzard Entertainment today announced HearthStone: Heroes of Warcraft, a free-to-play collectible card game for PC, Mac, and iPad.

Gamers can sign up to beta-test the title today. The beta will launch this summer, with the full game due out sometime in 2013.

"We wanted to do something a little different," a Blizzard representative said while explaining the game during a presentation at gaming conference PAX East. The game, described as "really small," was built by a team of 15 developers at the Irvine, Calif., developer.

Read more of "Blizzard reveals HearthStone at PAX" at GameSpot.

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