It’s pretty wild to just take a step back and realize how insanely huge mobile has gotten in such a short amount of time. When TouchArcade started back in 2008, we were amused by simple tilt-controlled maze games. Not more than seven years later, and mobile gaming has grown to the point that ads for games are played during the SuperBowl. Well, add the NBA and NHL finals into the mix, as Blizzard just sent over what they’re going to be airing during commercial breaks of each of those series:
Yes, Hearthstone has been around for quite a while now as a Mac/PC/iPad game… But Blizzard seems to be focusing its marketing efforts on the mobile version of the game, which makes sense as basically everyone watching the NBA/NHL Finals likely has a device in their pocket capable of playing the game. Exciting times, these are.
Anyway, keep your eyes peeled for this commercial while the Blackhawks inevitably win the Stanley Cup.