Hearthstone™: Heroes of Warcraft™ is Fun

  Hearthstone™: Heroes of Warcraft™ is Fun

Business Wire

IRVINE, Calif. -- March 11, 2014

Blizzard Entertainment today announced that Hearthstone^™: Heroes of
Warcraft^™, its free-to-play digital card game, is fun! Like, really fun.
Which is good, because it’s now officially out of beta and fully released upon
the world! Speaking of the world. . . .

“We saw some reports early on that Hearthstone might destroy the planet*,”
said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’re
pleased to see that the game has been released and the planet is still here .
. . though we apologize for all the lost productivity.”

Hearthstone is now available on Mac and PC, with iPad support coming soon.
Android device, iPhone, and Windows tablet versions are in development and
will be available in the future.

Visit playhearthstone.com today to learn more about Hearthstone, download the
game  for free, and start having some fun!

*http://www.pcgamesn.com/wow/hearthstone-first-impressions-i-fear-game-will-destroy-planet

About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft^® and the
Warcraft^®, StarCraft^®, and Diablo^® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
(www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a
premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for
creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard
Entertainment’s track record includes sixteen #1-selling games^† and multiple
Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service, Battle.net^®, is
one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.

^†Based on internal company records and reports from key distribution
partners.

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Entertainment's actual future results to differ materially from those
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Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Rob Hilburger
VP, Global Public Relations
949-242-8404
rhilburger@blizzard.com
or
Emil Rodriguez
Director, Global PR
949-955-1380 x12064
elrodriguez@blizzard.com
or
Lyndsi Achucarro
Associate PR Manager
949-955-1380 x12650
lachucarro@blizzard.com
 
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