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 Blizzard Insider 24
IN THIS ISSUE
World of Warcraft®:
Wrath of the Lich King
StarCraft® II: Terran Units Update
BlizzCon™ 2007: Contests and Tournaments
BlizzCon 2007: Photo Gallery
Merchandise Spotlight: Make Love, Not Warcraft
FORUM WATCH
World of Warcraft Weekly
FROM THE FANS
SCREENSHOTS

D
uring the Opening Ceremony to BlizzCon 2007, Vice-President Frank Pearce announced to a packed hall of thousands that the second official expansion to World of Warcraft – Wrath of the Lich King – is in development. Prepare to enter the harsh, icy continent of Northrend, battle to the new extended level cap of 80, lay waste to destructible buildings with fierce siege engines, and rise as the game’s first hero class - the necromantic Death Knight! All of these new features and more await in the domain of the undead.

And at the end of the journey, brooding in the depths of Icecrown, waits the Lich King Arthas upon the Frozen Throne. Challenge him if you dare…

To learn more, check out the official Wrath of the Lich King website, featuring the announcement trailer, background information on the expansion’s starting areas, screenshots, artwork, and much, much more.

Visit the Wrath of the Lich King Website now!





A
t BlizzCon 2007, for the first time, StarCraft II was playable outside the halls of the Blizzard offices. More details on the gameplay, content, and features of StarCraft II also emerged at BlizzCon, where it was one of the centerpieces of the two-day event. Hands-on gaming stations allowed attendees to play a single-player battle as the Protoss, or the newly unveiled Terrans, as well as battle in multiplayer skirmishes against other attendees.

Developer panels on StarCraft II’s gameplay, lore, and art featured both a new Terran gameplay demo as well as a sneak peek of the heretofore-unrevealed single-player campaign. Expect to hear more about the single-player campaign mode soon, when we’ll give you a closer look at the evolution of Blizzard’s single-player RTS experience and shed more light on the gameplay, structure, and story of StarCraft II’s campaign.

The first wave of Terran unit and building details was also revealed at BlizzCon. In the aftermath of the Brood War, the ingenuity, resilience, and sheer grit of the Terrans shine through in their new designs and adjustments to existing designs. The new Terran units have adapted and counter their enemies' strengths while taking advantage of their weaknesses. View detailed profiles of the Marine, Reaper, Ghost, Viking, and Command Center on the StarCraft II website. Each website profile includes background information, screenshots, video, and concept art.

Learn more about the recently revealed Terran units at StarCraft2.com




O
n August 3rd and 4th, thousands of gamers converged on Anaheim, California to play past and upcoming Blizzard titles, meet the developers, and simply have fun. The show was an astounding success, and for those who didn’t have the chance to attend, we’ve highlighted below several of the major announcements/events from BlizzCon. So read on to get a feel for how things went, or visit www.blizzcon.com/highlights.shtml for even more information. Thanks again to everyone who attended the event!

Visit the BlizzCon Highlights page

BlizzCon 2007 Photo Gallery
BlizzCon 2007 was an outstanding experience. For two days, the Anaheim Convention Center was turned into a massive celebration of Blizzard’s games and the communities that make it all possible. From the moment the doors opened on Friday morning to the final note of Saturday’s closing concert, we enjoyed having everyone here and hope you had as much fun attending as we had hosting the event. Whether it was the very active participation in the developer panels, the amazing performances in the live contests, or the friendly atmosphere created by the company of fellow gamers, everything came together to make BlizzCon 2007 a memorable and fun event.

Since a picture speaks more than a thousand words, we’ve just released a massive update to the BlizzCon photo gallery, including lots of crazy costumes, concert pictures, and many photos capturing the wonderful energy of being on the show floor at BlizzCon. Check out the updated BlizzCon photo gallery now!

BlizzCon Photo Gallery




Live Contests

T
his year’s BlizzCon Live Contests drew massive crowds to the main stage in Hall A of the Anaheim Convention Center. Even though the previous BlizzCon had set the bar high for the costume, dance, and sound-alike contests, this year’s contestants went above and beyond with their outfits and performances. It was not easy for the judges to pick winners out of all the spectacular entries, and our congratulations go out to everyone who participated to make this year’s contests such a great experience.

Check out the winners, runners-up, and honorable mentions for all contests on our BlizzCon Contests page.

Visit the BlizzCon 2007 Contests page now!


BlizzCon 2007
Invitational Tournament

Hundreds watched as professional gamers from around the world competed in the StarCraft, Warcraft III, and World of Warcraft Arena tournaments. Energized crowds of fellow gamers cheered on their favorite pros and followed their moves and strategies on the big tournament screens in Hall B. Even players who were relatively new to the tournament format could follow the intense action on the screen, thanks to the professional shoutcasters that were providing commentary and insight into the tactics used by the pros.

After two days of fast-paced, intense gaming, the tournaments came to an end and the champions took home the grand prize. Check out the winners of the StarCraft, Warcraft III, and World of Warcraft tournaments, and make sure to watch some of the spectacular StarCraft and Warcraft III tournament replays.

Visit the BlizzCon 2007 tournaments page now!



MAKE LOVE, NOT WARCRAFT

S
eason 10 of South Park is now available on DVD! This season includes the Emmy® nominated episode “Make Love, Not Warcraft,” which follows the boys as they take on the most dangerous ganker in the game. Watch in amazement as Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny band together to save the world… of Warcraft.

World of Warcraft fans can take advantage of a special offer when ordering the Season 10 DVD set from the Comedy Central Shop. By using the gift code WARCRAFT, you will receive a 15% discount and free shipping.

Find out more about the South Park Season 10 DVD
(Be sure to use the Gift Code WARCRAFT at checkout)





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