News Archive

December 2010

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Dec 22, 2010 Happy Holidays!
From everyone at Blizzard to you and yours, have a safe and happy holiday season!

To help celebrate, we've prepared a Holiday Card Gallery featuring the Blizzard 2010 holiday card as well as festive StarCraft II and Diablo III cards. Enjoy!
Dec 21, 2010 StarCraft II Demo Now Available
If you haven’t yet experienced the intense strategic combat of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, you can get into the action today with the newly released demo edition. Featuring full access to the first three missions of the single-player campaign, as well as unlimited access to skirmish mode as the terrans versus an A.I. opponent, the free demo gives you an introduction to the cinematic storytelling and fast-paced gameplay of StarCraft II.

Begin your demo experience here. You don’t need a Battle.net account or Internet connection to play once you’ve downloaded the demo, but you will need both if you are ready to upgrade to the full version of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. For more information on the demo, read the FAQ.
Dec 21, 2010 Diablo III Encounters
Cutting through hordes of demons is a cornerstone of the Diablo series, but we’re taking battle to the next level in Diablo III, adding a slew of new creature behaviors to make sure combat is more fast-paced and tactical than ever. Check out our systems page to learn about the savage new attacks that Diablo III’s monsters are bringing to bear -- and how you can survive against them.
Dec 17, 2010 Weekend Sale – Save $10 on StarCraft II
Beginning now through this weekend only, you can purchase StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty for yourself or a friend directly from Blizzard and save $10. This sale ends soon and is only available in the United States and Canada. Click here to save big and ring in the holidays with the intense strategic combat of 2010’s fastest-selling real-time strategy game.
Dec 16, 2010 Cataclysm 10-Day Trial Edition Now Available
If you or a friend are currently playing Wrath of the Lich King and haven't yet experienced the content Cataclysm has to offer, you can sign up now to play a 10-day free trial version of this latest expansion for World of Warcraft.

During your free trial, you'll undertake epic new quests, explore the reshaped and newly discovered lands of Azeroth, and see the world from a whole new perspective as one of the shape-changing worgen or crafty goblins.

To participate, you'll need full versions of World of Warcraft and the first two expansions, The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King. Note that a character of at least level 78 is required to explore the new, high-level zones. More information on the 10-day free trial is available in our FAQ. We look forward to seeing you in the new Azeroth!
Dec 15, 2010 New Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with 5 new pieces of fan artwork set within the Warcraft universe.
Dec 13, 2010 Cataclysm Shatters Sales Record
Thanks to all of the new, existing, and returning World of Warcraft players out there, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm sold more than 3.3 million copies as of its first 24 hours of release, making it the fastest-selling PC game of all time. That’s a lot of flamebait for Deathwing. Check out the press release for all the details, and thanks again from all of us at Blizzard!
Dec 8, 2010 New Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with 3 new pieces of fan artwork set within the Warcraft universe.
Dec 7, 2010 A New Age Has Begun...
The undead armies of the Lich King have been vanquished, and the campaign in Northrend has come to an end. Now Azeroth faces a new threat, as Deathwing the Destroyer has burst forth from the heart of the Maelstrom, unleashing widespread devastation upon Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms. As the world teeters on the brink of destruction, champions of the Alliance and Horde must embark on a quest that will take them from the World Tree to the bottom of the Great Sea to the elemental planes themselves, looking for a way to bring an end to Deathwing's reign of ruin.

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is now live and available at a store near you -- or you can click here to upgrade directly through Blizzard. Featuring new zones, unique dungeons, hundreds of new quests, an increased level cap of 85, and two new playable races -- worgen and goblin -- Cataclysm provides a huge variety of content for new and returning players. The expansion is available in both a standard and Collector's Edition. To learn more, check out the press release, visit our Cataclysm game information page, or check out the game guide to get started.
Dec 6, 2010 Blizzard Art Gallery Update
The Blizzard Art gallery has been updated with 4 pieces representing the Warcraft universe. These pieces offer an inside look at the creative process behind building this virtual world.
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