A portal into Warcraft history has ripped open, and the fifth World of Warcraft expansion has been revealed! Warlords of Draenor sends players to the savage world of Draenor—home of the mighty orcs and haven of the mystic draenei—to fight against and alongside legends from Warcraft’s brutal past.
Amid Draenor’s untamed jungles and battle-scarred plains, a merciless new Iron Horde has been forged from the mighty orc clans of old. To save their own world from impending invasion, Azeroth’s heroes will need to explore the far reaches of this unforgiving land, achieving new heights of power on their way to the new level cap of 100. To establish a foothold on Draenor, players will construct, command, and expand their own Garrison, a customizable base of operations and refuge for the followers you recruit to your desperate cause. Warlords of Draenor also empowers players to instantly boost one character to level 90, making it so anyone can join the battle for Draenor alongside their friends.
For more information, check out the official press release, and visit the new Warlords of Draenor website for screenshots, details about the new features, concept art, the announcement trailer, a sneak peek at updated player character models, and more.
Do you want to come to a party? Southern California punk rock legends Blink-182 will be playing in front of a sold-out BlizzCon crowd on November 9, and you’re invited! If you’ve already scored tickets to BlizzCon 2013, then we’ll see you there! If you’re not on the guest list, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered.
To enjoy the show from the comfort of your home, check out the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, and you’ll have a front-row seat to all the festivities, from exclusive developer panels to our famous costume contest, and what is sure to be an epic concert from Blink-182 to close out the show.
The hellgates are officially open on PlayStation® 3 and Xbox 360®, and Sanctuary has begun welcoming its newest legion of heroes. Check out today’s announcement, learn more about the console version of Diablo III over on our community site, and then grab yourself a copy of the game—these demons aren’t slaying themselves!
Malthael, the Angel of Death, has seized the Black Soulstone. It falls to the heroes of Sanctuary to stop him before he unleashes its dark power on the world. Today at gamescom, Blizzard Entertainment announced Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, the upcoming expansion to the fastest-selling PC game of all time. See the press release to learn more about this dark new chapter in the ongoing struggle between angels and demons over the fate of mankind.
Here’s a card we’ve been dying to play: The closed beta test for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has begun in the Americas region! During the closed beta test, we’ll be inviting a range of duelers from our opt-in pool (along with folks from press and fansites) to try their hand at Hearthstone and let us know what they think. There’s no NDA during the beta, and we’d love to hear all about your epic victories, watch your live streamed matches, and see screenshots and videos sharing your experiences with the game. Please note that Hearthstone is still in development, and what you see and play in the beta test isn’t necessarily representative of what to expect in the final game.
Want to participate in beta testing Hearthstone? Visit www.playhearthstone.com for more information.
Together with our partner NetEase, Inc., we announced earlier today that Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will be making its way to mainland China. Our upcoming free-to-play online strategy card game was announced a few months ago at PAX East in Boston, and we’ve been steadily toiling away preparing for the beta test since then. To learn more about the game, head over to www.playhearthstone.com, and check out the press release to read today’s news.
On September 3, evil will be reborn on consoles around the world with the release of Diablo® III on the PlayStation™ 3 and Xbox 360. The latest entry in Blizzard’s action role-playing series has been fine-tuned to offer console gamers all of the fast-paced action and visceral gameplay of the PC version, with a customized interface and controls that make slaying demons from the comfort of a couch feel like second nature. It’ll be here before summer’s end, so check out the press release for all the details, and lock in your preorder with your local retailer soon.