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Hearthstone, formerly Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, is a free-to-play online card game developed by Blizzard Entertainment. It was first released on Windows and Mac in early 2014 and came to iOS and Android devices later in the same year.

Blizzard Entertainment's 5 former members who worked on Hearthstone, which is a virtual card game of the company, have announced that their new studio named Second Dinner has just signed a partnership with the famous super-hero film manufacturer Marvel Entertainment to launch games. The unreleased game of the studio for Marvel is on the process to complete. In addition, the game is also receiving financial supports from NetEase, an Internet company based in China,.

It is known that Hamilton Chu and Ben Brode are two people that established Second Dinner studio. Previously, Chu and Brode respectively worked as Hearthstone's executive producer and game director. In 2018, they said their farewell to Blizzard and cooperated with three more veterans of the company including Yong Woo, Jomaro Kindred, and Mike Schweitzer to work for their new studio. At present, these five people are working on a game prototype for Marvel. However, details about their new project are scant at this point.

Ben Brode with the new Second Dinner office

Talking about the partnership with Marvel, the people Second Dinner studio said they saw it as a big chance to produce satisfying and deep games which are as good as possible for the mobile platform. They also feel excited about the game that they are working on now.

Moreover, Second Dinner shared that it intends to recruit from 10 to 15 more people in the coming years. To achieve this goal, the California-based studio has raised an amount of US$30 million through NetEase's minority investment. It is known that NetEase is the company that is operating the local versions of Blizzard's games in China.