isn't taking kindly to a Chinese ripoff of its Hearthstone
and is suing to protect its upcoming online card game
Blizzard and its Chinese partner NetEase
filed a suit against mobile game Legend of Crouching Dragon
and its developer Unico
to the tune of $1.65 million and possible closure of the game for an infringement of intellectual rights.
Legend of Crouching Dragon
uses characters from Romance of the Three Kingdoms and bears a striking similarity to the design and function of Hearthstone
. The mobile game has been in beta for both Android and iOS platforms.