News Archive

May 2011

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May 31, 2011 Unveiling StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
Sarah Kerrigan returns with a vengeance in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, embarking on a quest to regain her powers and make the galaxy fear the zerg once again.

You can now get an early glimpse at the first StarCraft II expansion in our new Heart of the Swarm preview page. Learn more about the key gameplay concepts, discover the game's story and major characters, and check out a fistful of brand-new media including screenshots, trailers, and more.

Visit the preview page now!
May 31, 2011 Winged Guardian Arrives in Pet Store
A new arrival has just landed in the Blizzard Pet Store: the majestic Winged Guardian flying mount, a titan creation designed to protect Azeroth's most ancient secrets. As with the Celestial Steed, this Guardian of the Titans will carry you across Azeroth as fast as your riding skill will take you. Head over to the Pet Store to see this new addition and other World of Warcraft companions, and check out the FAQ for more information.
May 28, 2011 BlizzCon Benefit Dinner Tickets Sold Out
Tickets to the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner are now sold out.

If you weren't able to get tickets to the show this year, keep in mind that coverage of BlizzCon will also be available through the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, which is offered as a multi-channel Internet stream and also via DIRECTV in the United States. Keep an eye on the BlizzCon website for updates on panels, exhibits, events, Virtual Ticket info, and more. We look forward to meeting some of you at the show!
May 25, 2011 Second Batch of BlizzCon Tickets Sold Out
The second batch of tickets for BlizzCon 2011 has now been sold out. If you weren't able to get tickets in the first or second batches, approximately 200 tickets to an exclusive pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit Children's Hospital of Orange County will be going on sale this Saturday, May 28 at 10 a.m. PT (BlizzCon admission included). Coverage of BlizzCon will also be available through the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, which is offered as a multi-channel Internet stream and also via DIRECTV in the United States. Keep an eye on the BlizzCon website for updates on panels, exhibits, events, Virtual Ticket info, and more. We look forward to meeting some of you at the show!
May 25, 2011 New Warcraft Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with 4 new pieces of fan artwork set within the Warcraft universe.

Would you like to share your artistic talents with the community? Submit your fan art today!
May 25, 2011 Diablo III Systems: Runestones
In Diablo III, your characters will wield their various skills to devastating effect. But once you add a runestone to a skill, it’ll transform and become even more powerful. Runestones can alter nearly everything about a skill -- the way it looks, how many enemies it hits, and what happens to those unfortunate enough to be caught in its path.

In our newest systems article, we show off several examples of just how much runestones will change the game for each character class.
May 24, 2011 Second Batch of BlizzCon Tickets On Sale Wednesday
The second batch of BlizzCon tickets will be going on sale Wednesday at 7 p.m. PT -- keep your eye on the ticket sales page at that time for the chance to get yours. If you are unable to purchase tickets, a limited number of tickets to an exclusive pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit Children's Hospital of Orange County will go on sale Saturday, May 28 at 10 a.m. PT (BlizzCon admission included). For those unable to attend the show, in-depth coverage of BlizzCon will also be available through the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, which is offered as a multi-channel Internet stream and also via DIRECTV in the United States.

BlizzCon 2011 will take place October 21 and 22 at the Anaheim Convention Center, and tickets cost $175 USD each. Tickets to the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner cost $500 USD each and include BlizzCon admission. For further information, check out the official BlizzCon site.

Click here to go to the BlizzCon 2011 ticket sales page.
May 21, 2011 First Batch of BlizzCon Tickets Sold Out
The initial allotment of tickets for BlizzCon 2011 has now been sold out. If you weren't able to get tickets this time, you'll have another chance on Wednesday, May 25 at 7 p.m. Pacific Time, when a second batch goes on sale. In addition, tickets to special pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit Children's Hospital of Orange County will go on sale Saturday, May 28 at 10 a.m. PT. In-depth coverage of BlizzCon will also be available through the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, which is offered as a multi-channel Internet stream and also via DIRECTV in the United States. Keep an eye on BlizzCon site for more details in the near future.
May 18, 2011 New Warcraft Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with 5 new pieces of fan artwork set within the Warcraft universe.

Would you like to share your artistic talents with the community? Submit your fan art today!
May 13, 2011 Introducing the Followers
In Diablo III, going it alone is a valid option... but it's not always the safest one. Fortunately, there are others in Sanctuary willing to risk life and limb to strike out at the nightmares sweeping the land. Head over to our new followers page to meet three such companions: Kormac the Templar, Lyndon the Scoundrel, and Eirena the Enchantress. While you represent Sanctuary’s greatest hope for salvation, it never hurts to have a friend watching your back.
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